Gulf County Schools closed Thursday

The Gulf County Schools will be closed Thursday, Sept. 9, due to an impending tropical storm.

In a statement released by Superintendent Jim Norton, he said that the National Hurricane Center has placed the area under a tropical storm warning as it is in the direct path of Tropical
Storm Mindy.  

“With the storm intensifying in strength and pointed in our
direction, the Gulf County Commissioners have declared a local state of
emergency for our area,” Norton said. “We once again find ourselves forced to
take precautions to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

“With many of our roadways in poor condition due to the continued rain
and the danger high winds pose for our buses as they cross over bridges,
transporting students is impractical and perhaps dangerous,” he said. “Additionally,
the dead and damaged trees which are remnants of other recent storms, increase
the likelihood of power outages.

“Therefore, in an abundance of caution, all
Gulf County Schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, September
9.    While it seems Mother Nature may hold something of a
grudge against our little community, it is important to focus on our many
blessings, while we continue to hold our families close and safe,” he said.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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