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Free Medicare Health Plans Education Events to be held at county libraries

Free educational events covering Medicare Health Plans will be offered at both public libraries in Gulf County in the coming days. The classes, taught be Ken Searcy, title, aim to help teach …

Hurricane Ian makes landfall in southwest Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday afternoon that more than 1.1 million electric customers had lost power because of Hurricane Ian — and the number is expected to grow. “This was a big …

UPDATE: Brush fire near Wewahitchka reported contained

According to the Florida Fire Service, a brush fire has been reported near 297 Ike Steele Road, off of Highway 22 near Wewahitchka. At this time, the size and containment of the fire is not …

Gulf County passes largest ever budget for 2022-23 fiscal year

Gulf County commissioners unanimously approved the budget for the upcoming fiscal year Monday that will see a drop in the millage rate for the third year in a row. The county’s aggregate …
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Life

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 …

Growth seen with Chipola’s depleted shoal bass

Adult shoal bass nurtured at a Blackwater hatchery have led to a rebound of this unique population in the Chipola River, devastated by Hurricane Michael. At next week’s Florida Fish and …

Remembering a fire on St. Joe Beach

Moving to Gulf County, Florida was an adventure for 9-year-old me. I think I’ve written it here before, but I will always remember mom rolling down the windows of our station wagon and inhaling …

Bay scallop restoration program needs volunteers

Do you live in Gulf or Franklin County? You can help by being a Scallop Sitter, a volunteer program run jointly by UF/IFAS Extension and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation …
Sports

FSU tramples over Boston College 44 - 14, extending season to 5-0.

It took a mere 13 seconds for the Semnioles of Florida State to set the explosive tone of Saturday night's game against Boston College putting the sold out crowd of 79,560 on their …

Tiger Sharks defeat Rutherford in shutout game

Devin Cuttino hit a wide-open Jabara Pearson on a 57-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the game, and Port St. Joe went on to beat Rutherford 34-0 last Friday night, September 23, at Shark …

Port St. Joe girls cross country places at invitational

Port St. Joe’s girls cross country runners earned silver at the Thomas University NightHawk Invitational held at the Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee on Saturday, September 17. Tiger …

Wewa Gators defeat Trenton Tigers

Wewahitchka broke a 14-14 tie on a two-yard run by Damian Hughes with less than six minutes left in the game and held on to defeat the Trenton Tigers 22-14 Friday night, Sept. 16. With the …
Opinion
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 …
Ah, But It’s Still Football…. I Think
On the third day of football practice my freshman year in high school Tommy Herron hit me so hard I saw stars. Literally! The whole earth started spinning. Trees behind the practice field seemed to …
The cheap pandering of student loan forgiveness
Struggling for relevancy, Joe Biden just announced he is going to forgive some student loan debt. This is an insult to anyone who paid off his or her college debt,   or did not take on any, and …
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