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The Second Harvest of the Big Bend, in partnership with  Gulf County United Community Development Corporation, Inc., will host a free Food Truck this Saturday, March 26, starting at 9 a.m. ET at …

The group gathered just off to the side of First Street, some carrying clipboards, others taking photos with their phones.  A collection of university students, experts and community leaders, …

Registration for the second annual Pickleball for Sea Turtles tournament filled up in just over a week this January, as an increasing number of Gulf County residents and long-term visitors turn to …

Gulf County has settled with their former insurance provider, Preferred Governmental Insurance Trust, for $1.45 million over remaining claims from Hurricane Michael.  This brings Preferred …

Florida eclipses 1 million registered vessels

Pleasure craft numbers growing on Forgotten Coast

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported last week the state had passed the mark of 1 million registered recreational vessels, leading the nation. .The top five counties for …

Students from Faith Christian School took home the top prizes in American History essay contests sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution.  “Congratulations to all who …

The parade participants lined up in their best green garb – shamrock spotted bandanas, bedazzled green collars, leashes with leprechauns on them and little green bows or hats tied to their …

The National Weather Service says a tornado watch will remain in effect until 6 p.m. CST/7 p.m. EST.

2022 legislative session in review

Gulf County's delegation contributes to record $112.1 billion state budget

The 2022 Florida legislative session ended with the traditional hankee drop on Monday afternoon, three days after it was supposed to wrap up, as the state House and Senate worked overtime to settle …

About two dozen students gathered around John Crosby in a semi-circle formation, huddled in closely to hear him over the wind, which was broken up by the walls of the George Washington High School …

Gulf County burn ban expires

Bertha Swamp Road fire at 75 percent containment

A burn ban that was issued in Gulf County on March 5 in response to dry, windy conditions that caused the rapid spread of the Bertha Swamp Road fire in the county's northwest end expired today, March …

The back entrance is attached by a nylon hinge. There’s an oil trap in the basement. The doors are angled straight outwards and there’s mesh covering every exterior crack. Jim Rish has …

Florida lawmakers passed a record $112.1 billion budget Monday to end a legislative session dominated by fierce debates about issues such as education, abortion and immigration. Only three …

Spring Break has officially begun in Gulf County. With Gulf County Schools students out of the classroom through the end of this week, the South Gulf Fire Rescue Flag Safety Team began a regular …

Houston Bennett watched the student volunteers install his new wheelchair ramp. “They started off by putting the poles in. Then they laid down the decking and the siding,” he said. …

Aided by heavy rainfall, firefighters were able to make significant improvements in the containment of the Bertha Swamp Road fire yesterday. The fire, which began in northwest Gulf County on March …

The Bertha Swamp Road fire, which began in northwest Gulf County one week ago,  remains at a little over 33,000 acres. But increased rainfall over the past several days has helped firefighters …

How a hurricane fueled wildfires in the Florida Panhandle Satellites captured the tree loss from Hurricane Michael in 2018. This is where fires were burning in 2022. …

By 9 a.m. on March 5, the runners had lined up at the starting line. Some stretched or jogged lightly in place. Others double knotted their shoes. All waited anxiously for the starting signal. At …

The Bertha Swamp Road fire remains at a little over 33,000 acres after Wednesday's heavy rainfall  helped firefighters establish containment lines not previously possible due to the fire's …

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