• Christmas in Eastpoint

    It was a Merry Christmas in Eastpoint Friday, as the annual parade, toy giveaway and visit from Santa Claus was a big hit. “It went off without a hitch,” said Dottye Thornburg, one of the key ... READ MORE

  • Hound dogs, gators & Santa in 1954

    Pepper the hound dog, Roscoe the gator and Santa In 1954, the baby boomers were arriving. The Korean War was ongoing, far away, but here in Franklin County Santa was expected and there were big... READ MORE

  • Anyone descended from Dr. Chapman’s household?

    Editor’s note: The following autobiography by one of Franklin County’s most prominent residents, found in an 1898 letter from A. W. Chapman to Woman's Club, led local historian MarkCurenton to ...


  • New seafood workers group plans Friday meeting

    A newly formed seafood workers group is hoping to attract members at an organizational meeting this Friday in Eastpoint.

    The new group is planning a membership drive for all seafood workers ...


  • Boat parade lights up Carrabelle River

    Carrabelle’s Holiday on the Harbor Saturday night brought flocks of visitors down to the river to watch a parade of boats lit up for the festive holiday celebrate the Christmas season. The even... READ MORE

  • Fourth-grader wins district spelling bee

    Alondra Jimenez was among the tiniest of the 20 students, from grades four through eight, who graced the stage at Chapman Auditorium Dec. 11 for the district spelling bee.

    But after 13 rounds...


  • Officials plan crackdown on weekend camps

    Complaints about weekend camps in residential neighborhoods have led Carrabelle and county officials to take steps to rein them in. At the Dec. 4 Carrabelle city commission meeting, Beth Barber... READ MORE

  • 27 vie to succeed Pierce

    Twenty-seven individuals have applied for the position of county coordinator, nearly double the number who did so in October. County Planner Alan Pierce, who also serves as director of administ... READ MORE

  • Camp Gordon Johnston Days moved to May

    The 20th annual Camp Gordon Johnston Days celebration will be held on May 8 and 9 next year, three months later than former celebrations.

    The 2015 event was moved so it could include a ...


  • News Briefs December 11, 2014

    Eastpoint Christmas celebration Friday

    The third annual Eastpoint Christmas Parade and Celebration will be on Friday, Dec. 12, beginning at 4 p.m. Following the parade, Santa will be at the ...


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