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Port St. Joe approves bid for fish grinder at boat launch
In the peak of tourist season, the smell of decaying fish at the boat launch in Frank Pate Park can be pungent as the dumpsters fill with what remains after fishers fillet their catches. But the …
Driver arrested for damaging Indian Pass sea turtle nests
An Alabama man was arrested Friday after he was caught driving over marked sea turtle nests on Indian Pass, causing damage. Photos of the incident, originally posted to Facebook by the Indian Pass …
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 …
Early voting for District 2 primary to run through August 20
During early voting, which will last until August 20, registered voters in District 2 will be able to cast their ballot at one of two approved early voting locations in the county — The …
Sheriff's Office, Police Department warn of fake serial killer posts
Both the Gulf County Sheriff's Office and the Port St. Joe Police Department have issued public statements warning against what they say is false information circulating on social media regarding the …
Life

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 …

Maintaining calm amid chaos

Green and tan backpacks sit in the front of Joshua and Kelsie Griffin's guest room closet in the grab, grab, and go position. The “go bags” are filled with emergency supplies. Every …
Sports

Shark 100 Club to host kick-off event Thursday

The Shark 100 Club is now accepting memberships for the 2022-2023 school year.   The Club, an athletic booster club for Port St. Joe HIgh School, is starting its 35th year in support of …

Football kicks off

Football is back! With summer football practices over, Port St. Joe kicks off their 2022 campaign by hosting the North Bay Haven Buccaneers on Friday, August 19, at 7:30 p.m. in a pre-season …

Young Wewa volleyball team preps for upcoming season

Although returning only three starters from last year’s 10-9 varsity volleyball squad, Wewahitchka head coach Nikita Andrews remains upbeat about her current players.“We’re young, …

Alexander to play for Trinity Baptist

Flanked by his parents in the Port St. Joe High School gym, Elias Alexander signed a baseball scholarship with Trinity Baptist College on Wednesday, August 3. Trinity Baptist, located in …
Opinion
Life is in the eye of the beholder
Sometimes people ask me why I don’t write meaningful stories. I’m kinda baffled by that. And I know exactly what they mean…. By meaningful. They want me to elaborately …
Now is a good time for Ayn Rand’s 'Money Speech'
As America regulates and vilifies capitalism while also using the brute force of government against opponents, Dole and Chiquita are looking to make America their top supplier.The FBI used a …
Gulf County Chamber prepares for upcoming events
The Gulf County Chamber of Commerce is marching into fall with — The 2022 Florida Scallop, Music & Arts Festival, which will be held Labor Day Weekend, Saturday September 3 and Sunday …
It's time for the people to abolish the FBI
As I sat glued to the television on Monday evening, watching for the first time in our nation’s history the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, I felt both rage and sadness that America has descended into a level of despotism never before seen.  I shouldn’t have been surprised, I have a unique perspective as a citizen who was also politically persecuted by former President Obama’s Department of Justice.
A pro-lifer and a pro-choicer do lunch
The day Dobbs was handed down, I happened to be lunching with a new friend who was upset and angry over the decision. She's a libertarian and strongly pro-choice. I said "Sorry," and meant it. Not …
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