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Local Facebook group connects a changing community

Hurricane Michael stifled plans for the Port St. Joe High School Class of 1988’s reunion. Hitting just two days before the group was set to meet, those who had plans to come down canceled …

CareerSource Gulf Coast marks 26 years of service

The board of CareerSource Gulf Coast gathered to mark 26 years of service by the local organization at its annual luncheon, with more than 90 attendees, including board members; commissioners from …

Bonding company files lawsuit against Wewahitchka over fire station controversies

The bonding company acting as the surety for the incomplete Wewahitchka fire station has filed a federal lawsuit against the city. The move comes less than a month after the bonding company, Fair …

This weekend in Gulf and Franklin

The weather will be warming up again this weekend. For those looking to get out of the house, Gulf and Franklin counties have a lot to offer. Don't see your event listed? Have an event coming up? …
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Life

A Southern twist of savory soups

"Only the pure in heart can make good soup," Ludwig Van Beethoven is quoted as having said. I'm not sure whether that's true or not, but I do believe that good soup is a heartening delight that is …

Pumpkin carving and chili nights

“Pumpkins, in October, as fat as the full moon, they sit on our doorstep at night and glow.” - Richelle E. Goodrich, author Long ago in Ireland, people carved scary faces in …

Savoring blackberries from Panther Swamp

I grew up a few hundred feet from a swamp, specifically, from Panther Swamp. Our home was on St. Joe Beach, just off Georgia Avenue, and when we moved there in 1978, no one lived on the swamp side of …

Learn how to be alligator aware

With summer in full swing, many people are working and recreating near Florida’s lakes, rivers and wetland areas. Warm temperatures also mean alligators are more active and visible. While …
Sports

Port St. Joe soccer teams earn wins, ties

Both Port St. Joe soccer teams enjoyed a successful week, with each notching a win and a tie.  In boys action, the Tiger Sharks thrashed winless Munroe 7-1 on Tuesday, November 29, behind the …

Lady Gators weightlifting off to a strong start

Wewahitchka girls weightlifting coach David Peavy has good reason to be excited about this year’s team, which is currently 7-1 “after posting impressive wins over Liberty County and Port …

Trey Sanders enters transfer portal after three years at UA

Trey Sanders, a University of Alabama running back from Port St. Joe, is entering the transfer portal. Sanders was the highest ranked offensive recruit in Alabama’s 2019 class. He spoke on …

WindMark Beach Duathlon draws post-Thanksgiving crowd

Organizers of the WindMark Beach Fun Duathlon didn’t expect the turnout for their race on Saturday to be quite so high. But as 60 or-so racers lined up on the beach to tackle the two mile …
Opinion
Policies of the newly “woken” left drag down Democrats’ midterm hopes
Under the administration of Joe Biden — and whoever is calling the shots in the White House — our country has gone downhill. We are on the brink of war in Ukraine, China/Taiwan, and maybe …
Biden’s approval is a slidin'
It was a bad week for Sloppy Joe Biden and Democrats. If I were delt the poker hand of Biden, Harris, AOC, Schumer, and Pelosi, I would fold. After a brief 5-point spike in dismal approval rating …
Are Rosh Chodesh and Rosh Hashanah right for you?
Three mysteries. He was the bravest of men in my world. And utterly humble. My father was commissioned in the field during the war, and he made light of that. “They handed those things …
End fake peace mentality and treat North America as the war zone it is
When the Arctic Council was formed in 1996, its member nations regarded the Arctic as a "low tension" area -- what a NATO study called a "zone of depoliticized cooperation."      …
God will save the Queen, but who will save civilization?
Great Britain, a country the size of Alabama, ruled the world for decades. Queen Elizabeth II was a fantastic woman who leaves an admirable legacy. The way our government is going, there are times …
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