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Community gathers to discuss the future of the Field of Dreams

City, county agree to meet over differing opinions on funding

A swimming pool, a splash pad, pickleball courts, indoor sports facilities – the community has big ideas for the Field of Dreams, a project aimed at creating a new sports and recreation …

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will allow residents and visitors alike to go fishing in Florida without a license over two specific weekends this month.License-free …

As investigators enter their third day at the construction site for Wewahitchka's new Burger King,  where they discovered "mummified" infant remains on Tuesday, Sheriff Mike Harrison said their …

The City of Port St. Joe will be hosting a community-wide workshop for a proposed new sports and recreation facility that would be built on a designated lot off of Highway 98, near Gulf Coast State …

The Gulf County Sheriff’s Office received a call today, at approximately 2:47 p.m., about the discovery of possible human remains at a construction site in Wewahitchka near the intersection of …

On Memorial Day morning, people gathered to honor the nation's fallen soldiers, sailors, and aviators, at Veterans Memorial Park at Beacon Hill. The John C. Gainous Veterans of Foreign Wars Post …

The body of the victim of a drowning was recovered Sunday evening in the Chipola River following an investigation that lasted more than 24 hours. Gulf County Sheriff Mike Harrison confirmed that …

South Gulf Fire Rescue has already rescued two stranded swimmers this Memorial Day weekend. With more festivities to come this summer, officials urge beachgoers to exercise caution and use proper …

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) encouraged Floridians to purchase disaster preparedness items during Florida’s Disaster Preparedness …

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is leading an investigation into the possible drowning of a Gulf County man in the Chipola River near Dalkeith on Saturday. Gulf County Emergency …

The South Gulf Fire Rescue volunteers were thankful for Friday’s sunny weather after having spent all of the day before smoking and slow roasting Boston butts in a storm that produced 11 inches …

A Calhoun County woman was arrested in connection to a drug overdose death that occurred in Gulf County on Monday, May 23, according to a release from the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office. CCSO …

A Wewahitchka man was arrested in a child sex trafficking sting in Panama City Beach on May 21, accroding to a release from the Bay County Sheriff's Office. Quinton Schuyler Oats Carter, 28, was …

County commission race heats up in District 2

Official qualifying period begins June 14

As Gulf County’s qualifying by petition period draws to a close, four county residents have filed letters of intent to run for the District 2 County Commission office. The seat represents …

Gulf County’s unemployment rate dropped sharply in April, improving to where fewer than 1 in 50 people in the workforce are without jobs. According to data released last week by the Florida …

It has been years since North Port St. Joe community officials first contacted the Environmental Protection Agency seeking assistance with the neighborhood’s cleanup, assessment and …

Lake Alice Park welcomed thousands of visitors on Saturday afternoon for Wewahitchka’s Tupelo Festival, an annual tradition that celebrates one of the town’s most enduring …

A milestone birthday requires a special celebration – one that takes months of planning and a community’s collaboration to pull together. Keeping the party a secret had been a …

Heading into a special session next week to address the state’s troubled property-insurance market, legislative leaders said late Friday they will focus on issues such as roof-damage claims, …

On Friday evening, on the Wewahitchka High School football field, 49 graduates walked across the stage to shake hands with the principal and the superintendent and receive their …

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