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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. …

Gulf District Schools administrators met in the hours after school ended on Thursday, Jan. 13 to weigh their options. There were more than 15 teachers and staff members out sick at Port St. Joe …

With the boundaries of their districts still remaining to be set in stone, and the slate of possible challengers in the 2022 midterm elections not yet final, the prospects of re-election of the …

When staff members at the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society first began seeing the Betty White 100th Birthday Challenge on social media, it was an easy decision for them to participate. The rules of …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

The effects of January’s cold weather in Franklin and Gulf counties have many characteristics. In addition to the realistic possibility of the occasional subfreezing thermometer readings and …

Over 20 volunteers from the Coastal Community Association of South Gulf County showed up Saturday morning to help the Tourist Development Council plant longleaf pines at Salinas Park. CCA board …

Gulf District Schools will be colsed tomorrow,  Jan. 14, due to staffing shortages associated with higher rates of COVID-19. Superintendent Jim Norton said that district staff met after …

Due to a water main break, the water supply for the City of Port St. Joe has been shut off for a few hours. Because of the lack of water supply, Gulf District Schools announced that their Port St. …

On Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Devin Collier to fill the vacancy on the 14th Judicial Circuit left after the retirement of Circuit Judge John Fishel II.  Collier, 38, a …

McFarland, Peak win school district’s top accolades

Administration presents Teacher of the Year, Employee of the Year awards

The district’s administration moved quickly through Port St. Joe High School on Tuesday morning, sneaking down hallways and buzzing with excited chatter about their surprise. They picked up …

After receiving several sealed bids and having them reviewed by city staff, the Wewahitchka commissioners selected a new company to perform the city’s garbage pickup during their Jan. 4 …

The friends of the St. Joseph Bay Preserves have a tradition for their annual meetings.  The first half is business as usual – with everyone gathering around the Buffer Preserve visitor …

For several months, Port St. Joe city commissioners have been discussing the possibility of a new Food Truck Ordinance, a piece of local legislation that would allow the city to regulate an …

MBARA, the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association, had the privilege of presenting the city of Mexico Beach with two grants this past week. The first grant, for $8,000, was from donations …

TALLAHASSEE — The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to take up a dispute about how much money Florida’s Medicaid program should be able to recoup after a legal settlement involving a Lee …

With case numbers of COVID-19 rising in both Gulf and Franklin counties, health department officials are stepping up testing options throughout the Forgotten Coast. “We did expect to see a …

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