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The Joe to offer ‘Step Into My Studio’ workshops
The Joe Center for the Arts is beginning its fifth year by offering a series of workshops and demonstrations in a variety of art mediums during its Step Into My Studio exhibit that runs through Feb. …
Walking Together Parade celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy
Shortly after 9 a.m. on a cold January morning, Port St. Joe residents began to gather under the City Hall Park gazebo holding banners and signs displaying the late Rev. Martin Luther King …
Two killed in State Route 71 crash
An early morning accident outside Wewahitchka has taken the lives of two 33-year-old men. One of the men was from Wewahitchka, the other from Naples. According to a preliminary investigation …
COVID-19 cases reach all time highs in Gulf County
Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Gulf County at a rate quickly outpacing that of the last surge. According to data released by the CDC, there were 271 active cases in Gulf County on Friday, …
Wewa commissioners address firehouse construction concerns
The Wewahitchka city commissioners unanimously voted on Thursday to have the city’s attorney, Michelle Jordan, declare a default of contract over construction issues with the city’s new …
Life
What Southern Folks Eat

What Southern Folks Eat: My Christmas time machine

Christmas memories are among the most deeply ingrained in my mind because my parents always did their best to create magic for us each year. My sister and I grew up in the ‘70s and ‘80s, …

Songwriters serve up Blast on the Bay

The Blast On The Bay Songwriters Festival entered its second decade in fine fashion last weekend.The 11th annual event, considered the premier music event in Gulf County, came to a close Sunday …

Card of Thanks - Michael Walton Family

Bea Renee Riley Walton and family from Jacksonville wishes to express and give our deepest gratitude to the countless people who have expressed acts of love during the sudden and unexpected death of …

Have you seen these big, hairy bees?

Florida Museum of Natural History researchers are asking for help tracking two obscure species of ultra-fuzzy, fast-flying native bees that are most active from August through …
Sports
GIRLS SOCCER

Tiger Sharks prepare to host districts

What a difference a week makes. After playing to a 0-0 tie at Walton High School on Jan. 8, the Port St. Joe girls soccer team scored three times in the second half to claim a 4-1 win over the Braves …
BOYS SOCCER

St. Joe boys soccer streak at six

Continuing where they left off in December, the Port St. Joe boys soccer squad figuratively fought their way to three wins during the first week of the new year and improved to 9-5 for the season and …

Ailing Tigers Sharks down North Florida Christian

Sparked by junior point guard Jae Lenox, the undermanned Port St. Joe girls basketball team ran away with a 59-22 romp over the visiting North Florida Christian Eagles Saturday night.  With …

Learning the art of releasing bull redfish

Everyone likes catching big fish. They put up a great fight, come with serious bragging rights, look super cool in a profile pic and, if harvested, they can feed lots of friends and …
Opinion
Is inflation Biden's fault?
President Joe Biden's standing with voters has taken a beating on multiple fronts. He is perceived as not focusing on issues they care about, particularly inflation.        …
Putin, Ukraine and the RUBK: Old news is current bad news
Fail to study the past (history), from energizing grand aspirations to how-it's-done tactics, and you will fail the present. Failure to study the basics definitely occurred when the Biden …
Are Democrats trying to lose elections?
Would you have predicted that the first big political blunder of 2022 would be committed by the freshly inaugurated mayor of New York? Would you have thought that Eric Adams, the African-American …
AOC and the left: Do as I say, not as I do
Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC, or “Sandy” as she was known by her tony Westchester, NY classmates back when being a victim was not aspirational), recently got the ‘Rona. She was …
Dancing Witches open up understanding and dialogue
The Port St. Joe Christmas Parade was a smashing success and a special thanks needs to go to city staff with a great big thanks to Ms. Charlotte as well as Jim for making sure all was accomplished …
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