Local woman collecting donations to provide Christmas bundles
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — A local woman is trying to make sure those in need feel the joy this holiday season. But Project Feeding and Serving our Homeless and Hungry is doing more than just meals this Christmas. Organizers are collecting brand-new items like blankets, jackets, t-shirts, socks, and more, to make Christmas bundles. […]
Stunning Trieste Blvd Home Sells for $1.6 Million
A stunning 1-story house near Panama City Beach, Florida recently sold for an impressive $1,585,000 on November 30th. Located at 302 Trieste Blvd, Panama City Beach, FL, 32407, this spacious home offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, spanning an expansive 3,134 square feet.
'Reinforces our faith': Chabad of Panama City Beach lights Grand Menorah at Pier Park
PANAMA CITY BEACH − The sights and sounds celebration bellowed from Pier Park on Thursday to ring in the start of Hanukkah. With more than 150 people in attendance, the Chabad of Panama City Beach held its annual Grand Menorah Lighting event on Thursday evening at the park near the Grand Theatre. The event had live music, traditional Jewish food and the lighting of a 12-foot-tall menorah.
Break out your ugliest Christmas sweater for annual ‘Strides for Scholars’ 5K
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – The Bay Education Foundation has come up with a good use for one of your ugly Christmas sweaters. The organization is holding its annual ‘Strides for Scholars’ 5k fundraiser this Saturday. But this year, there are some new editions. They’re launching a 10k race this year, as well as a theme, […]
Florida Man Spends $50 On Scratch-Off Ticket Wins $1 Million
“Winner winner, chicken dinner!” Florida has another millionaire thanks to the “$1,000,000 a Year for Life Spectacular” scratch-off game. Congratulations goes out to Glen Thaxton, 69, of Panama City. She won the $1 million prize after buying the $50 scratch-off game. Ultimately, she took decided on taking the one-time, lump-sum of $640,000. She purchased her ticket from Front Beach Road Foot Mart, which is located at 11214 Front Beach Road in Panama City Beach.
State-of-the-art golf and entertainment complex may be coming to Panama City Beach
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Back in January, News Channel 7 reported that BigShots Golf, a high-tech entertainment and dining venue, would be coming to Panama City Beach. The planned site was at Legacy Golf Club, nestled up against Back Beach Road. Since our initial report, Topgolf, owned by...
A Taste of Italy: 5 Must-Try Italian Eateries in Panama City Beach
In this article, we will be exploring five exquisite Italian restaurants located in Panama City Beach. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places? If yes, we would love to hear your experiences. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!
First night of Chanukah celebrated in Panama City Beach
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -Thursday night was the first night of Chanukah, also known as the Festival of Lights. The Bay County Jewish community gathered to light the first candle on Panama City Beach’s menorah. People gathered outside of the Grand Theatre at Pier Park to celebrate the...
“Polar Express” comes to Lucille Moore Elementary
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Young students at Lucille Moore Elementary School in Panama City got a special visit on Friday. School staff said kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students watched Polar Express in their classes this week. Then Friday, Bay District Schools Superintendent Mark McQueen dressed up as the train conductor...
Star Ave. & Highway 231 Closure: Monday Night
Attention drivers! Star Ave. and Highway 231 will be closed for construction on Monday night, from 10pm until approximately 7am Tuesday morning. A detour will be available on Pine Tree Dr., accessible via John Pitts Rd. Please plan your travel accordingly and allow extra time for your commute.
News 13 Pet Adoption Option: Gabriela
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – Meet Gabriela, News 13’s Pet Adoption Option of the Week! This sweet and social 2-year-old bulldog mix is available for adoption at the Bay County Animal Shelter. Learn more about other adoptable animals at the shelter. Bay County Animal Control is located at 6401 Bay Line Drive, Panama City, FL […]
Lullwater Drive Closure
Lullwater Drive to be temporarily closed next week for construction. Panama City Beach, FL– Lullwater Drive at Front Beach Road will be temporarily closed beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, December 11 and continue through 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 12. Work will occur within the Lullwater Drive right of way, from just north of Front Beach Road extending approximately 100 feet.
Learn the Dos and Don'ts of Gifting Pets for Christmas at Humane Society Event
In the spirit of the holiday season, the Humane Society Thrift & Gift is hosting a unique event titled "Receiving/Gifting Pets for Christmas". Scheduled to take place on Sat, Dec 09 from 10am to 11am at the Humane Society Thrift & Gift, 1352 West 15th Street, Panama City, FL 32401, this event aims to educate prospective pet owners about the responsibilities and commitments that come with welcoming a furry friend into their homes.
Refreshing Delights: 3 Must-Visit Juice Bars & Smoothies Spots in Panama City Beach
In this article, we explore three exceptional Juice Bars & Smoothies spots in Panama City Beach. Have you had the opportunity to visit any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
The Salvation Army Empty Stocking Fundraiser Update
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – The Salvation Army’s 40th Annual Empty Stocking Fundraiser is rolling along. Here’s an update on our totals. We’ve collected $90,621.04. This year’s goal is $200,000, so we’re a little less than halfway there. We need your help. The Empty Stocking Fund provides Christmas for families in need. Anything left over […]
Electric car charging docks coming soon to Downtown Panama City
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – Electric vehicle owners will soon be able to charge their cars in Downtown Panama City. The Downtown Improvement Board budgeting $8,000 this morning to buy two new Tesla vehicle chargers. Each charger can charge two cars. As of right now, the only public chargers are at the Busy Bee on […]
Buy a painting from Russell… the crow
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) – Gulf World Marine Institute is home to many talented dolphins and seals who regularly perform aquatic tricks. But Gulf World’s most talented animal may be a crow. Meet Russell. Russell is an 18-year-old African Pied crow. She was hatched in 2005 at the Birmingham Zoo and transferred to Gulf […]
Tyndall AFB hits milestone in Hurricane rebuild
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (WMBB) — It’s that time of year when tree lightings happen all across the panhandle. Thursday a holiday celebration at Tyndall Air Force Base took on a special meaning. It was the first time since Hurricane Michael devastated the base in 2018 that the tree lighting has been held on […]
UPDATE: Car crashes into Panama City Beach apartments
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - We’re learning more about an incident where a truck reportedly crashed into an apartment building. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) says a 23-year-old man was traveling north on Thomas Dr., south of Captain Ave. around 4:45 p.m. Monday. The driver left the roadway, and the front of his vehicle hit a road sign. The vehicle went through the road sign and then hit an apartment building, located at 3821 Thomas Dr.
'Good job': Panama City Beach launches roadside banner program to honor graduating seniors
PANAMA CITY BEACH − The Beach has launched a new program to celebrate graduating high school seniors. According to Debbie Ingram, spokesperson for Panama City Beach, residents now can buy banners in honor of their graduating seniors that will be displayed along roads throughout the area. The program, which...