• Murder most foul

      It was an anguished year for sensational crimes, as justice was handed out for one murder, and the process began for another. In September, in a hushed Apalachicola courtroom, a grie... READ MORE

  • Sports: It’s a girl’s world

      It was a big year for girls sports in Franklin County. In only the fourth year having a girls soccer program, the Lady Seahawks won the school’s first-ever district crown in January,... READ MORE

  • Health care shake-up

      As always, the financial situation of Weems Memorial Hospital was of top interest throughout the year, although 2012 was more tumultuous than usual. The year began with an interim CE... READ MORE

  • End of an era, start of a new

      It was a big election year throughout the country, and Franklin County was no exception. Oddly, only one of the countywide offices was contested, that of sheriff, and that was over i... READ MORE

  • Who are the crabbers?

      There are 16 blue crabbers in Franklin County in 2013, the same number as 2012. Statewide, there are 627 blue crabbers in 2013, and 648 in 2012. The following local individuals hold at l... READ MORE

  • Youth soccer program winds up season

      Franklin County’s first venture into its own soccer league has been a huge success. The league closed out play Dec. 2, with final games and a party, with each player receiving a meda... READ MORE

  • Last call for Franklin 112

    In parallel lines, their white-gloved hands gripping nothing but sorrow as they hung at their sides, the processional of the county’s law enforcement ranks stood at grim attention as the family ...


  • Island prepares for PSC hearing

    Residents of St. George Island are preparing for a hearing next week to weigh in on a challenge to the recent rate hike granted the island’s water utility by the Public Service Commission. The ... READ MORE

  • Family Dollar fight looms

      Plans to build a new Family Dollar store on a prominent wooded lot along U.S. 98 at the western end of Apalachicola drew criticism Tuesday night, setting the stage for a possible confron... READ MORE

  • Atlanta dentist acquires Padgett practice

      Apalachicola dentist James A. Padgett DDS has decided its time to put a crown on his achievement of serving the needs of the community for more than three decades. Beginning this wee... READ MORE

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