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A Wewahitchka man was arrested in a child sex trafficking sting in Panama City Beach on May 21, accroding to a release from the Bay County Sheriff's Office. Quinton Schuyler Oats Carter, 28, was …

County commission race heats up in District 2

Official qualifying period begins June 14

As Gulf County’s qualifying by petition period draws to a close, four county residents have filed letters of intent to run for the District 2 County Commission office. The seat represents …

Gulf County’s unemployment rate dropped sharply in April, improving to where fewer than 1 in 50 people in the workforce are without jobs. According to data released last week by the Florida …

It has been years since North Port St. Joe community officials first contacted the Environmental Protection Agency seeking assistance with the neighborhood’s cleanup, assessment and …

Lake Alice Park welcomed thousands of visitors on Saturday afternoon for Wewahitchka’s Tupelo Festival, an annual tradition that celebrates one of the town’s most enduring …

A milestone birthday requires a special celebration – one that takes months of planning and a community’s collaboration to pull together. Keeping the party a secret had been a …

Heading into a special session next week to address the state’s troubled property-insurance market, legislative leaders said late Friday they will focus on issues such as roof-damage claims, …

On Friday evening, on the Wewahitchka High School football field, 49 graduates walked across the stage to shake hands with the principal and the superintendent and receive their …

Even this weekend's stormy forecast can't keep the community from hosting a variety of fun events this weekend. Don't see your event listed? Have an event coming up? Email details …

The 72 members of the Port St. Joe High School Class of 2022 graduated Thursday evening, May 19, surrounded by family, friends and neighbors in the school’s dome-shaped gymnasium. Following …

On Wednesday, the Junior Service League of Port St. joe presented Port St. Joe High School's NJROTC program with a check for $1,500. The money will go towards helping the program fund an effort to …

On Saturday – rain or shine – vendors, organizations and visitors from around the country will gather in Wewahitchka's Lake Alice Parck for the 2022 Tupelo Honey Festival. The event, …

The pathogen that causes lethal bronzing disease was recently identified in a palm tree tissue sample sent by the Franklin County Extension office to the University of Florida’s Fort Lauderdale …

Maintaining calm amid chaos

Families discuss the importance of 'go bags' for disaster preparation

Green and tan backpacks sit in the front of Joshua and Kelsie Griffin's guest room closet in the grab, grab, and go position. The “go bags” are filled with emergency supplies. Every …

At a special meeting called May 5, the City of Wewahitchka decided to move forward with the application process for grant funding that could build a new storm shelter on Highway 71. The project …

On May 3, the City of Wewahitchka filed a motion to quash or dismiss Winterfell Construction’s lawsuit over the termination of their contract for the city’s new fire station in …

Saltwater and heavy use take a toll on Water rescue crafts, according to Robert Biancheri, South Gulf Fire Rescue’s water rescue technician and trainer. Even with perfect maintenance …

TALLAHASSEE – State Rep. Cord Byrd, a Neptune Beach Republican who has been at the forefront of controversial legislation supported by Gov. Ron DeSantis, will oversee the 2022 elections in …

Port St. Joe High School’s artistically inclined students had the opportunity to showcase their hard work over this school year at Thursday’s ‘Night of the Arts.’ The …

Gulf and Franklin Counties have a lot going on this weekend. Check out some of the upcoming events in this week's round-up. Have an event coming up? Email details to wweitzel@nevespublishing.com …

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