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The 80th anniversary of the sinking of Empire Mica

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A popular dive site off the coast of Apalachicola has a story dating back 80 years. Wednesday marks the anniversary of when Empire Mica was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat, right in our backyard. They say a picture is worth a thousand...
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What the Captain is Wearing

Boat captains once conjured images of ratty T-shirts; sun-bleached, long-billed hats with leaping marlins or anchors on the crown; and shorts that appeared to be held together by stains, but today they’re sporting some serious seafaring styles. “Marine wear now is performance fabrics that give great sun protection,” said...
APALACHICOLA, FL
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Food trucks to feed fireworks fete

Apalachicola’s Independence Eve Fireworks Celebration is set to kick off on Sunday, July 3 at 6 p.m. at Riverfront Park in. As the area’s largest summer event, the celebration attracts locals and visitors from all over the region. The patriotic festivities will include live music, a veterans’ tribute,...
APALACHICOLA, FL
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An uncommon clergyman

From the beginning, Eric Zile was an unusual fit to pastor Trinity Episcopal Church, a contrast made sharper when on the very first time he preached to the Apalachicola congregation, he took more than a leap of faith to accentuate his point. “My first Sunday I got so excited I...
APALACHICOLA, FL
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Transition goes smoothly as city chooses Waste One

After an 11th-hour turn of events that saw Apalachicola end its 15-year partnership with WastePro, and award its five-year exclusive garbage contract to its competitor, trash collection has continued unimpeded throughout the city. Beginning June 30, the day after the city commissioners voted unanimously to award the contract to Eastpoint-based...
APALACHICOLA, FL
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Apalach rejects WastePro contract

Apalachicola city commissioners have rejected a proposed five-year contract extension with its current trash collection company, and hope to strike a deal Wednesday, June 29 with the other company vying for the job. At a special meeting June 21, Apalachicola city commissioners voted 4-1, with Mayor Brenda Ash voting no,...
APALACHICOLA, FL
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Mr. James Fennell

Mr. James Fennell of Port Saint Joe, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday June 28th at the Emerald Shores Health And Rehabilitation Center in Panama City, Florida. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced later by Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, Florida.
PANAMA CITY, FL
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Dining in style

There’s a lot going on with Camp Moving Education in Apalachicola and Friday night’s lavish banquet at the Holy Family Senior Center was the most delicious. About 20 young chefs-in-waiting, who had spent all week learning under chef Brett Gormley, served up; a five-course meal, all made with their own loving hands with as many locally-sourced foods as could be gathered.
APALACHICOLA, FL
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Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Festival to take place

PORT ST. JOE, Fla. (WMBB) — The 6th annual Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Festival is set to take place Sunday, July 3. The festival will be held at George Core Park from 11 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The event will also feature the first annual Sea Creature Parade. The...
PORT SAINT JOE, FL
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Eastpoint man involved in crash near Fountain

A 60-year-old Eastpoint man, driving a pickup truck just south of Fountain in Bay County, struck a motorcycle Friday morning, leaving the cyclist with critical injuries. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, the Eastpoint man was behind the wheel of a silver pick-up, just before 11 a.m., heading north on U.S. 23 and preparing to make a left turn near State Route 20.
FOUNTAIN, FL

City of Apalachicola receives grant to improve water quality

APALACHICOLA, Fla. (WMBB) — Good quality drinking water is a necessity of life, but people in Apalachicola said that’s not always the case for them. Apalachicola city officials received a grant for water testing, which they said is the first step to improving the system. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has awarded the city […]
APALACHICOLA, FL
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Seahawks salute successful softball season

It was a chance for the Lady Seahawks softball program to have a festive evening all to its own, and to honor the hard work of all the players, coaches and fans. Held June 14 at the Red Pirate in Eastpoint, the evening opened with a salute to the middle school team, which was coached by Melanie Collins.
EASTPOINT, FL
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District softball tourney welcomes summer heat

It was as nice a sky, and as brutal a heat, as can be imagined in north Florida in mid-June, but the girls and young women were up for playing ball. At last weekend’s Dixie Youth Softball tournament, held at Will Kendrick Park and Sports Center just east of Carrabelle, teams from Franklin County, Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka, Marianna, Cottondale, Sneads and Blountstown battled it out to see who were the bosses of the basepaths, the premiers of the plate and the foremens of the field.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, FL
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Ballot set for upcoming elections

Following qualifying week that ended Friday at noon, the local, state and federal ballots have all been set. There are going to be several high-profile local elections, with one of them, the Franklin County commission race in District #2 in the eastern end of the county, the first to be decided.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, FL
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Apalachicola July 3 event features local performers

Local performers will be the focus of the musical entertainment lineup for Apalachicola’s upcoming Independence Eve celebration. The Sunday evening, July 3 event, which gets underway at 6 p.m. at Riverfront Park, will feature musicians from Franklin County. “We’re excited to be highlighting so much local talent,” said Jim...
APALACHICOLA, FL
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W00000000 The Apalachee Regional Planning Council announces a meeting to which all persons are invited. The Franklin County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board will meet on Monday, …

The Apalachee Regional Planning Council announces a meeting to which all persons are invited. The Franklin County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board will meet on Monday, June 27, 2022, at 10:00 am Eastern Time, at the Franklin County Courthouse Annex Courtroom, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida. The agenda will include its regular quarterly business items, CTC Evaluation, and updating the Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan. For additional information contact Kwentin Eastberg, TD Program Coordinator at the Apalachee Regional Planning Council at 850-488-6211, ext. 105 or by email at keastberg@arpc.org.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, FL
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PORT ST JOE PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) RFP NO.: 2022-1 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT WRITING, PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING SERVICES The Port St. Joe Port …

RFP NO.: 2022-1 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT WRITING, PROGRAM MANAGEMENT. The Port St. Joe Port Authority ("Port") is seeking solicitations from vendors to provide consulting services. Port is soliciting Proposals from qualified firms to perform consulting services in the application for and management of economic development grants or programs of any type available from Federal and State sources including, but not limited to U.S. Department of Transportation, including the Maritime Administration, American Rescue Plan Act, Florida Department of Transportation, the Florida Legislature and the Florida ports Council. Awarded firms shall be responsible for the performance of all required contracted consulting services as well as any and all associated services as required by Port. All submitted Proposals shall be for principal firms and may include sub-contractors.
PORT SAINT JOE, FL
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W00000000 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT LB-Amnia 14, LLC., the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a TAX DEED to be issued …

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT LB-Amnia 14, LLC., the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a TAX DEED to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:. PARCEL...
FRANKLIN COUNTY, FL
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