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1 hr ago | The Star

Georgia researcher studies sturgeon in Brothers River

Each year, the Buffer Preserve plays home to a handful of researchers from all over the U.S. who live on-site while conducting research in the area.

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Related Topix: University of Georgia, Apalachicola, FL, Southern College

8 hrs ago | The Star

School millage falls further

The Gulf County School Board approved a tentative millage rate that will see school taxes drop even more than preliminary numbers released two weeks ago indicated.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Star

Bahaigrass A possible lawn grass choice

The ability of Bahaigrass to grow well on infertile, dry soils and its resistance to most pests has made it increasingly popular with Floridians.

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The Star

Wewahitchka library thanks volunteers

Local children recently participated in a six-week summer reading program focused on science entitled "Fizz, Boom Read" at the Charles Whitehead Public Library in Wewahitchka.

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Related Topix: Wewahitchka, FL, Science / Technology, Inventions

The Star

Quinn announces for BOCC District 4

I was born and reared here in Port St. Joe and also attended Port St. Joe High School where I graduated in 1993.

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Related Topix: Port St. Joe, FL

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Star

7-day beach driving permits end

Commissioners unanimously eliminated the weekly, or 7-day, beach driving permit less than one year after passing an ordinance approving the temporary permits.

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The Star

Highland View Elementary continues to vex district officials

After a year of stagnant interest in the property and continued decay of the building the Gulf County School Board faces a difficult question, one members pondered during a workshop last week.

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Related Topix: Port St. Joe, FL

The Star

GAC receives extension on water line project

During last Tuesday's meeting of the Port St. Joe City Commission, Andrew Rowell of GAC Contractors came before the group to discuss the delays that have plagued the replacement and testing of water lines along Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. The project, expected to take a maximum of 120 days reached that deadline July 3 and Rowell sought a 30-day ... (more)

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Related Topix: Port St. Joe, FL

Thu Jul 03, 2014

WJHG-TV Panama City

Erratic Driver Faces Drug Charges

Gulf County Sheriff's investigators say they pulled-over 45 year old Susan Lee Hughen for driving erratically on Highway 71 near White City.

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Related Topix: Drugs

The Star

Guardian Angels

The Beach Ambassador program, an idea originally pitched last year by Jennifer Jenkins, executive director of the Tourist Development Council, has not only come to fruition, but put three fully-trained ambassadors on county beaches seven days a week, 10 hours a day.

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Related Topix: Port St. Joe, FL

The Star

$3 million in county recreational projects closer to funding

A final plan for the third phase of early restoration projects following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill was published last week in the Federal Register, outlining 44 projects across the Gulf states with a price tag of $627 million.

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Related Topix: Oil Spill, Environmental Law, Law, Port St. Joe, FL, Mexico Beach, FL

Examiner.com

Hurricane Arthur: Preparing your landscape in advance of a hurricane

This Crape Myrtle from SLPC is one ornamental that stands a better chance of braving a hurricane and requiring less pruning in advance of such a storm, according to a Gulf County Extension Director.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather, Hurricane Arthur

Tue Jul 01, 2014

The Times

FWC report July 3, 2014

Officers for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission busted fishermen for too many panfish in Gulf County last month.

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Related Topix: Apalachicola, FL

The Times

Slick charged with murdering mother

A Port St. Joe man was formally charged last month with second-degree murder in the slaying of his mother in their Cape San Blas home.

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Related Topix: Port St. Joe, FL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Jun 25, 2014

The Star

Live DJ at Senior Center

Gulf County Senior Citizens, located at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe, invites the public to join the center from 10 a.m. until noon ET on Tuesday, July 1 for Dancing to the Oldies by DJ Frances Markham.

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Related Topix: Port St. Joe, FL

The Star

Nancy Brockman back at Port St. Joe Library

Nancy Brockman, a former library assistant at the Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library in Port St. Joe, is back! The current branch manager, Carl Copeland, is retiring after 12 years with the library.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Port St. Joe, FL, Wewahitchka, FL, Florida State University

The Star

Slick charged with second-degree murder of mother

A Port St. Joe man was formally charged with second-degree murder in the slaying of his mother in their Cape San Blas home last month.

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Related Topix: Port St. Joe, FL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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