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Bay County Judge William Henry granted Wewahitchka's motion to quash in a lawsuit between the city and the former contractor for their new firehouse – Winterfell Construction Inc.

Wewa's Burger King hosts holding company's 'largest opening to date'

Restaurant is now town's largest private employer

According to Sherrie Walter, the opening of the Wewahitchka Burger King has been, so far, the largest Burger King opening in the region. “So far this has been our largest opening in the …

In the 30 years since Gulf County began tracking its unemployment rate, it has never posted as low as it did in April. At just 1.9 percent, there were only 104 people listed as unemployed, despite …

All of the new laws have been put in place, the new flooring has arrived, and the caskets are slowly migrating to the newly-defined store room. Jared “Tater” and Sarah Whitehead have …

Dennis Barfield has been working at the Gulf County Property Appraiser’s Office since about 2010. The growth in this year’s tax rolls, he said, has been exceptional. “Our …

Four days into a successful soft opening, the employees at Wewhitchka's new Burger King are preparing to host a grand opening for the restaurant on Wednesday, June 29. "We invite the community to …

There were several different kinds of birthday cake laid out at the Gulf County Senior Citizens Association’s Port St. Joe center on Thursday – chocolate, vanilla, lemon, cookie …

Amidst supply chain shortages and shipping delays, the rising cost of fireworks is burning a bigger hole in the county’s pocket than ever before. The cost of this year’s Fourth of July …

The Gulf County Tourist Development Council is hosting a first-of-its-kind song contest to promote Gulf County tourism.  The contest, which opens August 1, is free and open to the first 50 …

Looking for a way to pass the time this weekend? Gulf and Franklin Counties are hosting a variety of fun events for locals and visitors. Don't see your event listed? Have an event you want …

The Stone Mill Creek Volunteer Fire Department responded to a residential fire at 184 Quails Den Dr. in Stone Mill Creek on Friday afternoon. The fire was reported extinguished shortly after 1:30 …

Gulf County preps for Fourth of July

Where to watch fireworks and enjoy the long weekend with friends and family

There will be no shortage of festivities for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend in Gulf County. The festivities will get started on Sunday, July 3, with the Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Center's …

Free HIV testing will be provided in the mobile medical unit at the Gulf County Health Department in Port St. Joe on Monday, June 27 from 10a.m. to 2 p .m. EDT, according to a release from the …

Do skunk apes abound in the Panhandle?

A local cryptid hunter builds an empire around his research

If you want to see a skunk ape, you have to prepare for more than just a strenuous hike into some of the world’s most remote areas, says local cryptid hunter Connor Flynn. Of course, you …

A 500 yard swim, 50 push-ups, 50 curl ups, 10 pull-ups and a 1.5 mile run – all with a heat index well over 100 degrees. The cadets completed their physical entrance exams at the St. Joseph …

Two Gulf County commissioners were up for reelection this year, but only one will be facing opposition on the November ballot. Ward McDaniel, a Wewahitchka Republican currently representing the …

The Florida Department of Health in Gulf County has issued a rabies alert for Gulf County in response to a fox that tested positive for the disease on June 22, 2022. The alert will be active for …

Following two attacks by foxes in Wewahitchka, the Florida Department of Health in Gulf County has issued a community-wide warning to residents and visitors to exercise caution around wildlife.

The Port St. Joe Police Department, in conjunction with the Florida Department of Corrections, arrested a Kissimmee woman in connection with the discovery of contraband materials packaged to be …

A large and joyful crowd turned out Saturday in the Washington High School Gym for what organizers said was Port St. Joe’s largest Juneteenth celebration to date. The air conditioning, which …

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