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Peoples First Insurance gives out tickets to special event

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Peoples First Insurance in Panama City gave away Gulf Coast Jam tickets on Friday from 11 to 1 p.m. The company’s marketing director, Karlee Shirey, said they gave away 50 pairs of Thursday-night tickets to Gulf Coast Jam and some four-day passes too. Peoples...
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LGBTQ+ Center of Bay County Hosts Annual Bay Pride Festival

The LGBTQ+ Center of Bay County is hosting the annual Bay Pride event on Saturday, June 11th at McKenzie Park in Downtown Panama City. This is a family-friendly event with face-painting, vendor booths, food trucks, a DJ, live music, a comedian, drag show and more!. Bay Pride begins at 1PM...
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House fire leaves one injured

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A house fire at a home in Bay County left one person injured. NewsChannel 7′s Alex Joyce was on the scene. Chief Gilmore of the Bay County Emergency Services said they received a call about the fire at around 4 a.m. Friday morning. He said crews were able to put out the fire in less than 15 minutes.
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Adolescent drug overdoses up in Bay County

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Teens dying from Fentanyl overdoses has become a growing problem across the country. A study published by the medical journal “JAMA” shows adolescent drug overdose deaths doubled from 2010 to 2021. That research said there were about 500 adolescent overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2010 and more than 1,100 in 2021. Here in Bay County, law enforcement officials said while our numbers don’t show it, they are still concerned.
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Deputies: Beware of jury duty scam

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Authorities want you to know of a scam going around our area. Bay County Sheriff’s Deputies say they received a complaint about a phone call a local woman received. She says the person on the phone identified himself as a deputy with the sheriff’s office. The woman says the scammer told her she had missed jury duty and there was a warrant out for her arrest. The scammer then told her that if she paid him with gift cards.
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#TessSTRONG Food Truck Fest to support Mother’s Against Drunk Driving

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB)– After almost a year of recovering from a tragic car crash that police tell us involved a drunk driver, News 13’s Tess Rowland is celebrating the milestone in her recovery by hosting a local food truck competition that benefits the local community. The #TessStrong Food Truck Fest will take place on May 21 […]
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GCSC receives $2.5 mil donation, the largest in school history

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – Gulf Coast State College received an unprecedented donation on Thursday. The Hilton family donated $2.5 million to the college, the largest single donation in the school’s history. Most of the money will go towards expanding the school’s hospitality and tourism program. “I have always been interested in education and hospitality […]
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20-year-old man suffers serious injuries after motorcycle crash

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) - A Panama City man sustained serious injuries Friday afternoon after a motorcycle crash in Bay County. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the motorcycle and a pickup truck were both traveling eastbound on US 98 Hathaway Bridge around 2:15 p.m. when the motorcycle failed to see the pickup truck on the roadway.
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Jayer Williamson endorses Shane Abbott in HD 5 race

Adding to a list of political supporters in his run for House District 5, fundraising front-runner Shane Abbott has been endorsed by Rep. Jayer Williamson, whose House District 3 bumps up against HD 5 in Northwest Florida. “Shane Abbott is a proven conservative leader who Northwest Florida residents can trust...
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Hurricane Michael spurs more county upgrades

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — After Hurricane Michael, Bay County was able to recognize some deficiencies when it comes to infrastructure. Communication technologies were put on that list of improvements. Cell phones, TVs and computers were rendered useless after Hurricane Michael, making it difficult for safety officials to communicate important information to everyone in Michael’s […]
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OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAMS IN BAY COUNTY

OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAMS IN BAY COUNTY. (PANAMA CITY, FL) –Dive into the summer with exciting tales of pirates, sea creatures, mermaids, and more! The Northwest Regional Library System aspires to help students to prevent the “summer slide” by providing a variety of engaging, educational programs that encourage discovery. Many of these programs fit this summer’s theme, Oceans of Possibilities. Summer reading allows children to maintain their reading skills during the summer break and foster a love of reading when they read for fun.
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