Soccer registration wrapping up

It's time for Franklin County youth soccer registration.

There is more sign ups at the Amory in Apalachicola - on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.  You may also turn in registration forms to any Centennial Bank within Franklin County, together with the $60 fee and a copy of your child's birth certificate.

Your child must be age 4 to 13 on Aug. 1, 2013 to play. Volunteers for team parents, coaches, assistant coaches, referees and sponsors are needed.  Please encourage all youth within this age range to come and sign up. 

Betty J. Sasnett, president of the Franklin County Youth League, said if parent’s miss signup, they may still be able to get their children in

If there are enough teams in each age group, they will be able to play just within Franklin County.  For the age groups that do not have enough teams within the county, teams will play against Port St Joe teams in Gulf County on Saturdays. 

If you have questions you may call or text Sasnett at 653-7598.


Weems to offer free physicals today

Weems Memorial Hospital will be wrapping up its free physicals Thursday and Friday, Aug. 29-30

On Thursday, Aug. 29, beginning at 2 p.m. Weems staffers will be at the Franklin County High School multipurpose gymnasium. On Friday, Aug. 30, beginning at noon, nurse practitioner Dana Whaley and the Weems staff will be at the high gymnasium to perform throughout the school day.

 “The ultimate goal is to get every student-athlete a physical so we don't have to worry about it during any sports season. If your child even thinks they might play a sport they have to have a physical first before they can even participate in an offseason workout or tryout,” said Athletic Director Mike Sweatt.

 If parents want to get a head start on filling out the physical forms then visit and click on forms. You will need to have the EL2, EL3, and EL3CH forms signed and the correct information filled in.


Rock By The Sea charity golf tourney Sept. 7.

The Rock By The Sea Charity Golf Tournament will be held at St. James Bay Golf Resort, 151 Laughing Gull Lane, Carrabelle, on Saturday, Sept. 7, the weekend of the Rock by the Sea Battle of the Bands.

The format for play will be a modified Florida Scramble, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start, played with four-player teams. A $10,000 hole-in-one contest is part of the tournament.

Cost will be $125 per player and includes cart, green fees, amenities bag, lunch and admission to the three- night Battle of the Bands music event.

Register online at or contact David Allen at or 927-2883.