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The group gathered just off to the side of First Street, some carrying clipboards, others taking photos with their phones.  A collection of university students, experts and community leaders, …

Registration for the second annual Pickleball for Sea Turtles tournament filled up in just over a week this January, as an increasing number of Gulf County residents and long-term visitors turn to …

2022 legislative session in review

Gulf County's delegation contributes to record $112.1 billion state budget

The 2022 Florida legislative session ended with the traditional hankee drop on Monday afternoon, three days after it was supposed to wrap up, as the state House and Senate worked overtime to settle …

The Bertha Swamp Road fire remains at a little over 33,000 acres after Wednesday's heavy rainfall  helped firefighters establish containment lines not previously possible due to the fire's …

Port St. Joe principal Sissy Godwin welcomed students, faculty and staff, family members, and friends to the school gym Wednesday afternoon, March 9, to celebrate with eight Tiger Shark seniors in …

Going into their thir day of  battling an 8,000 acre blaze that started in northwest Gulf County on Friday,  the Florida Forest Service made small advances overnight, keeping the fire at …

UPDATE: Easter finishes as state runner-up

Blackburn wins by fall in close match

In a close championship match, Wewahitchka senior Kaylee Easter brought home the school's first ever state runner-up finish as she took home second place Saturday in the Class 1A state girls …

According to the Florida Forest Service, a wildfire that beganin in Northwest Gulf County on Friday is now burning more than 8,000 acres and has spread into Bay and Calhoun counties. No homes are …

Gulf County wildfire burns for second day

County issues burn ban in response to elevated threat

A wildfire that started Friday is now burning more than 3,000 acres of swampland off of Bertha Road near Highway 22 in Gulf County's northwest corner. According to the Florida Forest Service, …

TALLAHASSEE — Florida doctors could soon be prohibited from performing abortions past 15 weeks of pregnancy, after the Republican-controlled Senate approved a bill Thursday night that is headed …

'We've been waiting five years'

County votes to make first steps on 2017 wildflower resolution

Five years after Gulf County Commissioners passed a resolution calling for an altered roadside mowing schedule to help conserve local wildflowers, the new schedule had yet to be adopted. At the …

Parents of young children could catch a break this year thanks to a proposal that would create a one-year sales tax exemption for diapers, toddler clothes and shoes. The Florida House Ways and …

On Jan. 28, with a gathered crowd, the ribbon for Rish Park was cut, and for the first time in three years, the state’s only fully-handicap-accessible park was open. The park, which was …

To borrow a phrase often used by television host Ed Sullivan, Gulf County is in for a “really big show.” Actually, two big shows are on schedule, because the Florida High School …

A bill in the Florida House that would do away with Florida’s concealed weapons permitting process has the strong support of State Rep. Jason Shoaf, and while a companion bill in the Florida Senate …

TALLAHASSEE — The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to take up a dispute about how much money Florida’s Medicaid program should be able to recoup after a legal settlement involving a Lee …

The 2022 Florida Legislative Session is slated to start early this year, on Jan. 11. With legislators returning to the capitol without COVID-19 restrictions, many are preparing to hash out some of …

Gulf County officials have applied six different projects for the state’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, but they were surprised when Gov. Ron Desantis announced that one of them would …

Commissioners in both Gulf and Franklin counties have backed a proposal for reshaping House District 7 that would extend its boundaries to the south and east. By agreeing to write letters of …

Florida Senate subcommittee unanimously passed Sen. Loranne Ausley’s bipartisan bill, which aims to codify a de facto bill of rights for children and young adults under the state’s …

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