• Chili cook-off draws crowd on blustery day

    It’s difficult to imagine that it’s been going strong for 31 years, but Saturday’s Annual Chili Cook-off and Charity Auction on St. George Island gave some indication as to why. Despite the win... READ MORE

  • County picks top teacher, staffer

    Morale at the Franklin County School District saw a huge learning gain last month, with the selection of its top teacher, and school employee, of the year. At a banquet Feb. 22 in the high scho... READ MORE

  • Summit stresses economic diversity

    Community leaders from throughout Franklin County congregated in Eastpoint Monday to talk over what it will take to diversify the local economy while preserving what’s best about it now. Billed... READ MORE

  • Segrees play at annual reunion

    The Segree family filled the Eastpoint firehouse Saturday with their annual reunion, organized by Inez Segree and a host of helpers. Topping off the lavish buffet was music, both country and ...


  • District investigates writing test wrongdoing

    Franklin County School District officials have invalidated the writing exams of five 10th graders after allegations surfaced of possible teacher involvement in the annual standardized testing. ... READ MORE

  • Legislators divided on Medicaid expansion

    Franklin County’s legislative delegation split down the middle when it came to supporting Gov. Rick Scott’s plan to go along with expanding Medicaid coverage to cover about 1 million more poor ... READ MORE

  • Islanders end negotiations for water utility

    A group of St. George Islanders who had hoped to buy the island’s water utility have abandoned their plans, citing an inability to arrive at a suitable price. In a letter issued Monday to islan... READ MORE

  • Bishop’s visit makes St. Patrick’s day

    It was a perfect storm for Catholics in Apalachicola Sunday, as the diocese’s bishop visited St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on, of all days, St. Patrick’s Day. Father Gregory Parkes, bishop of t... READ MORE

  • Players honor legendary Apalachicola coach

    To many he was known as "Pop," and by his players he was called “Coach,” and when the community mourned the passing of William Wagoner Saturday morning, he was known both for his ... READ MORE

  • Carrabelle man goes missing at Duck Lake

    Where is Cody Diorio? The 22-year-old Carrabelle man went missing last week near Duck Lake, north of Lanark Village, and the sheriff’s office is looking for him. Det. Brett Johnson was coy ... READ MORE

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