• Tax base posts first growth since 2006

    After dropping steadily since its 2006 high of $4.1 billion, Franklin County’s tax base will increase next year by about 1 percent, returning it to levels similar to a decade ago. Property Appr... READ MORE

  • County literacy program shuts down

    After 27 years, growing from an all-volunteer outreach to a fully funded program with a full-time director, the Franklin County Literacy program has shut its doors. The reason for the closure, ... READ MORE

  • Legion Post commander inducted

    Second District Commander Willie Jackson of Quincy, right, presented Larry Hale, outgoing commander of the Willoughby Marks American Legion Post 106, with a certificate of merit at a dinner July ...


  • Ozoners take third at state tourney

    The Franklin County Ozone All-Stars took third place in state tournament play at Spring Hill, as they competed for the Florida title among the smaller counties.

    The team, under the coaching ...


  • County investigates improving soccer fields

    At the July 1 county meeting, commissioners took the first steps toward installing an improved soccer field at Donnie Wilson Sports Park. Betty Sasnett, president of the Franklin County Youth S... READ MORE

  • State champ Belles headed to Worlds

    The Franklin County Belles, an All-Star group of the finest 13 to 15 year old softball players in the county, are now the finest team in the state. The Belles went undefeated as they best the t... READ MORE

  • FWC Report July 31, 2014

    During the week of July 18 to 24, Officers Allen, Marlow, Stephens, Jones, Martin, Harrison, Anderson and Nelson conducted a boating safety detail working the Apalachicola Bay area. There were 52... READ MORE

  • Arrest Report July 31, 2014

    The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Arrests listed were made by officers from the Apalachicola and Carrabelle police departments, Florida Fish and Wildlife ...


  • ‘Licensing on Wheels’ here Aug. 15

    The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles places a high value on customer service. Offering 11 mobile units dramatically enhances our ability to make our services more ... READ MORE

  • Calling all kid chefs: Cook-off kicks off

    Are you a student going into fourth through 12th grade? Do you like to cook? Then this is the contest for you! The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is searching for stude... READ MORE

  • Davis and Creamer are STEM scholars

      Through the FloridaLearns STEM (Scholars Project’s Talent Development Program), talented and gifted high school juniors and seniors from small and rural districts across Florida are part... READ MORE

  • Teat seeks Seahawk support

    Ashley Teat is a faithful supporter of Franklin County youth and he needs your support for the Seahawks. Teat has been turning up at meetings and offices all around the county to seek financial ...