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Looking for a way to celebrate the upcoming holiday? Just looking to get out of the house? Gulf and Franklin counties are hosting a variety of Easter-themed events and other activities this …

The Gulf County Sheriff's Office got to play Easter Bunny on Tuesday, delivering 227 Easter baskets to children around the county as part of their annual Easter basket drive. Sheriff Mike Harrison …

Ascension Sacred Heart Gulf unveiled their new computed tomography scanner on Tuesday, which the hospitals says will help improve the heath care provider's diagnostic capabilities. The machine, …

Community Events Junior Service League Easter Egg Hunt The Junior Service League of Port St. Joe will be hosting their annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m. EST at Centennial …

Put the gear on, pick up the tools, drape the hose over your shoulders, climb the stairs, climb back down, take a break, climb them again, go to rehab. By the third time the firefighters had …

Florida's struggling citrus industry continues to see a decline in the crop for the current growing season, with the harvest on track for the lowest yield since before World War II. With the …

After three wins last week pushed their winning streak to four games, the Port St. Joe softball team improved its record to 9-7, the most wins in the program since 2018.  The Tiger Sharks won …

Members of the Port St. Joe Garden Club spent all year propagating their hardiest plants, then potting and sorting them to be ready for sale. On Saturday morning, bundled in layers to face the …

The Gulf District Schools School Board finalized the calendar for the 2022-23 academic year at their April 4 meeting. The first day of school will be August 10, and the last day of school will be …

Researchers have put forward a second above-normal forecast for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season. Colorado State University researchers on Thursday predicted 19 named storms, with nine growing …

Florida Forest Service responds to small wildfire in White City

Friday night fires reported extinguished on Saturday morning

The Florida Forest Service reported three small fires in the White City area on Friday night, all of which are 100 percent contained as of Saturday morning. The largest of the tree fires occurred …

St. Joe receives waterline funds during governor's visit to Gulf County

DeSantis presents $23.1 million in infrastructure monies to panhandle communities

Gov. Ron DeSantis stopped at the Indian Pass Raw Bar Friday morning to speak to a gathered crowd of locals, tourists and officials from around the panhandle. There, the governor announced more …

Looking to get out of the house this weekend? Gulf and Franklin Counties are hosting a variety of fun springtime events. Kiwanis Club Fish Fry The Kiwanis Club of Port St. Joe will be hosting …

Prevention and Pinwheels

GaL speaks about the need for child advocates

The Guardian ad Litem program is looking for volunteers in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit to advocate for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. April is Child …

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds people to check homes and other buildings for roosting bats before maternity season starts.  While Florida’s 13 …

Sen. Jeff Brandes, a St. Petersburg Republican who has argued for taking aggressive action to deal with Florida’s property-insurance problems, intends to pursue polling lawmakers about holding …

It can be easy to underestimate the amount of energy it takes to swim against the Gulf of Mexico’s currents and waves.  There are no lifeguards or rescue swimmers in Gulf County waters, …

With a unanimous vote during their April 5 meeting, the Port St. Joe city commissioner passed a new food truck ordinance, giving the city some regulatory abilities over the mobile food dispensing …

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch  for 10 Panhandle counties, including Franklin and Gulf, until 7 p.m. ET this evening. The watch also extends to Gadsden, Jefferson, …

Old Salt Works development secures county vote to combine parcels

No development order yet issued on controversial project

A controversial project that could develop portions of the Old Salt Works neighborhood on Cape San Blas tand bring in large numbers of vacationers has secured the right to combine lots in order to …

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