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Bailey Lake, of Port St. Joe, earned dean's list honors at The University of Tampa for the Spring 2021 semester.Students must maintain a GPA of 3.75 or higher to be eligible for the dean's …

Maria K. Montauredes, of Mexico Beach, was among the 63 members of The University of Scranton's undergraduate class of 2021 honored for academic excellence, service or both.The awards were presented …

Indian Pass is about to become home to the first oyster house built in the county in several years, following the closure over the last several decades of several Forgotten Coast facilities …

Sissy Godwin was recently named the new principal of Port St. Joe High School, but her association with the school is anything but new. Godwin graduated from PSJHS in 1986 before …

The Apalachicola Riverkeeper is reporting that an attempt to find oil and natural gas in northern Gulf County has been unsuccessful. Apalachicola Riverkeeper Georgia Ackerman said …

New construction in Gulf County, and the restoration of properties damaged by Hurricane Michael, have contributed to a better than 13 percent increase in the county’s tax base.Property Appraiser …

Santana Causey and Matthew Suit, both members of the Wewahitchka High School Class of 2021, are among those new students at Troy University who have completed IMPACT orientation and enrolled in …

Valdosta State University has named Rebecca Kerigan, of Port St. Joe, for earning a spot on the Spring 2021 Dean's List, reserved for the highest achieving students at the university.Kerigan is one …

The subject of state guidelines on the sensitive subjects of race and religion arose at last week’s Gulf County School Board meeting. Prompted by an appearance in the public comment portion …

The issue of water rescue, a subject that gave rise to the resignation in March both the chief and assistant chief of the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department, has given rise to a …

A decline in language arts scores among Gulf County third graders this past spring was in keeping with what was seen statewide. The Florida Department of Education reported that 54 …

Apalachicola’s Independence Eve Celebration is set to kick off on Saturday, July 3 at 6 p.m. at Riverfront Park.As the area’s largest summer event, the festivities attract locals and visitors …

“A visit to a museum is a search for beauty, truth, and meaning in our lives. Go to museums as often as you can.” - Maira Kalman This week I'm taking a break from recipes to share with you …

GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club will have a booth at the 2021 Fourth of July Festival this Saturday, July 3, at Lake Alice in Wewahitchka. GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club will be selling …

Maria K. Montauredes, of Mexico Beach, was among more than 1,875 students named to The University of Scranton's Dean's List for the 2021 spring semester.Montauredes is a senior chemistry business …

The arrival of warm weather provides more opportunities to gather and celebrate. From national holidays to impromptu backyard barbecues, the opportunity to kick back and relax is a hallmark of …

When it comes to water and sewer, the city of Port St. Joe and Gulf County have reached what could be called, détente. At the city’s June 15 meeting, and again at a special meeting last …

TALLAHASSEE --- Florida is about to find out how much a week of sales-tax “freedom” translates into capitalism. Starting Thursday, in what lawmakers dubbed “Freedom Week,” people will receive sales-tax breaks when they make a wide range of purchases that could help spur them to be more active after being limited by the coronavirus pandemic. Shoppers from Thursday through July 7 will be able to avoid paying all or part of sales taxes on purchases such as grills; bicycles; fishing and camping gear; kayaks and canoes; tickets for concerts, movies and ball games; gym memberships; boxes of softballs and sleeves of tennis balls; and even sunscreen.

TALLAHASSEE --- Florida health-care providers are going back in time. The growing emergence of telehealth, or telemedicine, as a way to deliver health care has been a silver lining during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Port St. Joe welcomed the first ever national holiday of Juneteenth Saturday, with a tribute to two soldiers for freedom. One who fought on behalf of the Underground Railroad and one who …

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