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Though several local events were cancelled or postponed in case of weather-related complications, Gulf and Franklin Counties still have a lot going on this weekend. Don't see your event listed? …

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 made landfall in southwest Florida as a strong category 4 hurricane on Wednesday afterneen, carving a path through the state and leaving behind devastating flooding and damages. Rescue …

Downtown Wewahitchka was filled with school spirit on Friday afternoon as crowds of onlookers gathered in their best red and white to cheer on the Gators ahead of their homecoming game against …

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 …

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 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 …

Months of negotiations over a financial agreement between the city of Port St. Joe and Gulf County have stalled considerably over the past several months as disagreements over contractual details and …

Both Gulf District Schools and Gulf Coast State College announced that their local campuses would be closing later this week in anticipation of expected inclement weather associated with Hurricane …

Florida Penninsula braces for impact from Hurricane Ian

Gulf County issues local state of emergency as a precaution

Gulf County officials have been keeping their eyes on Hurricane Ian, the first major hurricane to impact the United States this year. And although it has become increasingly unlikely that …

There was a long line for bratwursts and beer at the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce’s PortOberfest celebration on September 24 as members of the community came out to enjoy the sunny weather …

Tropical Storm Ian is expected to strengthen into a hurricane Sunday as it continues to make a projected path toward Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center. Forecast models have …

Tropical Storm Ian forms, tracks for Florida impacts as a hurricane

Panhandle residents advised to remain storm-ready

Tropical depression 9 strengthened into a Tropical Storm named Ian Friday night. Nothing has changed in the forecast the center is still forecast to move to the west then northwest and eventually …

PortOberfest Dust off those lederhosen and join the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce  for PortOberfest  — Wurst Fest in The Joe — on Saturday, September 24 from noon until 4 …

Wall-to-wall wood paneling and cheerful decorations lend the Honey Hole, Wewahitchka’s newest restaurant, a friendly hometown vibe — an atmosphere that took owners Brenda and Donny Taylor …

A strong tropical wave in the central Atlantic is forecast to strengthen as it moves into the Caribbean. Forecast models place it in the Gulf of Mexico by the early next week. A tropical wave …

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday said he expects more flights to transport undocumented immigrants to out-of-state “sanctuary” communities, as questions continued to swirl …

Gathered on lawn chairs and picnic blankets, about 100 eager listeners turned out for the first ever WindMark Beach Music Festival on Saturday under sunny late summer skies. The weather was a …

In late June, the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners applied for state local support grant funding they hoped to put towards supplying emergency sand to rapidly eroding beaches on Cape San …

The Panhandle Players parted the curtain Sunday with a tease of the three plays that comprise its upcoming 2022-23 season. With an adapted Christmas classic, an original play with bat maternity as …

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