• 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 ...


  • A hundred years ago, baseball was front page news

    On August 1, 1914, the front page of the Times announced that Austria had declared war on Serbia in retaliation for the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir apparent to the Austrian ... READ MORE

  • EVids coming to the precincts

    Supervisor of Elections Ida Elliott knows a bargain when she sees one, and the voters are beneficiaries of her eye.

    Beginning with this election, county voters will be signing in to vote on a...


  • Grove leaving chamber post after 17 years

    In the center of a town that has seen its ups and downs over the course of two decades, Anita Grove has been a fixture at the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce for a long time. But at the en... READ MORE

  • Bids sought for Wilson soccer field

    On July 16, the county commission voted unanimously to publish a request for bids to upgrade the soccer fields at Donnie Wilson Park west of Apalachicola. The decision came after County Parks a... READ MORE

  • Aman to refurbish Carrabelle monument

    After learning the metal monuments in Carrabelle’s Veterans Park have been damaged by weather, Lanark Village resident and internationally recognized bronze sculptor Fred Aman has volunteered his...


  • Apalachicola blaze destroys family home

    A Saturday afternoon blaze on 25th Street in Apalachicola cost a family their home, but spared them injury. Three of the family dogs, Tiny Mama, Gizmo and Demo, which were a Chihuahua, a Jack R... READ MORE

  • Newsbriefs July 31, 2014

      ‘Stuff the Bus’ supply drive kicks off The annual drive to ‘Stuff the Bus” has started, and will continue until Saturday, Aug. 16. All three Centennial Bank locations in Eastpoint, C... READ MORE

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