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  1. Simmons inducted into ROTC Hall of FameRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | The Star

    Major General James E. Simmons of Port St. Joe was inducted into the Army ROTC Hall of Fame June 10. The event celebrated 100 years of Army ROTC. Since its beginnings, the program has commissioned more than 600,000 soldiers.

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  2. Port-side activity for the first time in yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | The Star

    A positive small step occurred recently when a 195-foot hopper barge left the port carrying 1,600 tons of pulverized oyster shells to Minnesota. It is believed to be the first barge to leave the port area in some eight years, since the last of the coal barges left the former Material Transfer Industries site.

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  3. Festival aims to introduce visitors to turtlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | The Star

    So, the folks at the Florida Coastal Conservancy thought the coming holiday weekend would be a fine time to begin an annual festival to serve as something of a meet-and-greet between the human and flippered visitors to the county. The inaugural Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Festival will take place 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. ET Sunday, July 3 along Village Drive in Marina Cove, adjacent to George Core Park in Port St. Joe.

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  4. Port St. Joe girls place second at basketball campRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | The Star

    The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School girls basketball team played Northview and Bay High last week in day one of the Gulf Coast State College Basketball Camp. With the winning streak, Port St. Joe earned a bye into the tournament finals on day three, playing the winner of a Bay-Paxton matchup.

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  5. Hunker Down: Grass not always greener...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | The Star

    I stood on the world famous Waikiki Beach with the city of Honolulu as a backdrop and watched the sun slowly sink into the Pacific Ocean. It was as picturesque as advertised.

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  6. FairPoint wins ABLE Trust AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | The Star

    The ABLE Trust is a Florida Endowment Foundation whose mission is to provide Floridians with disabilities opportunities for successful employment. The ceremony took place at the Golden Eagle Golf Club in Tallahassee.

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  7. County economic trends moving aheadRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | The Star

    Property values and other economic indicators continued an upward trend over the last year, as Property Appraiser Mitch Burke prepares to finalize a tax roll in the coming weeks. Final numbers won't be formalized until early next month, but if the numbers provided to local taxing authorities become reality a three-year arc should be extended.

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  8. Commissioners amend first-year spending of RESTORE dollarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | The Star

    From the outset it was understood that the Board of County Commissioners had final say over projects earmarked by a multi-year plan for funding through the county's direct allocation of fine dollars stemming from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. For nearly 90 minutes, divided along now-familiar lines, county commissioners debated and ultimately passed, 3-2, an amendment to the draft multi-year plan.

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  9. Changing of the guardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | The Star

    Leading off Tuesday's meeting of the Port St. Joe City Commission meeting was the departure of a familiar face and the arrival of a new one. Following the city's election results, incumbent Commissioner Rex Buzzett was sworn in by Judge Timothy McFarland for another term, spending more than a decade serving the city.

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  10. Car wash for scoutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | The Star

    The scouts from Troop 347 in Port St. Joe will be holding a fundraising car wash 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Advance Auto Parts at First Street and U.S. Highway 98.

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  11. Bowen shows his a 10 Mile SmileaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | The Star

    Earlier this month, musician Brian Bowen came to the end of a long road with the release of his new six-song album, "10 Mile Smile." That road began in September 2015 when Bowen, armed with a fistful of songs, headed to a recording studio in Tallahassee with a couple of pals to begin the process.

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  12. Officer in shooting claimed he was a whistleblowera in lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | The Star

    In reaching a settlement agreement with former police officer William David Garner the city of Port St. Joe decided to avoid a lawsuit litigating whether Garner was entitled to whisteblower protection and monetary relief for retaliation. The city agreed to pay Garner, who had been seeking recompense due to his firing after a Feb. 11, 2015 shooting inside the Port St. Joe Police Department that left a man dead, $6,000 to settle all litigation, save a worker's compensation claim from Garner.

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  13. Summertime is Christmas time for PythiansRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | The Star

    Lodge 77 of the Knights of Pythias will host a community fish dinner 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, June 24 at Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe.

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  14. Droning onRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | The Star

    Let's put it this way: Christmas lists grew for some Port St. Joe high school students, and their teacher, during last week's STEM camp at Gulf Coast State College. More than two dozen Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School students, with the aid of math teacher Kim McFarland, enjoyed a two-day camp that focused on the ever-expanding uses of unmanned flying machines, or drones.

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  15. 5 Things to Do this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | The Star

    As Gulf County transitions into the rainy summer months, we share some events that may brighten up your weekend, or at least get you out of the house for a fun afternoon. 1. Start a new career.

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  16. PSJPD visits Oak Grove ChurchRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | The Star

    Chief Matt Herring and officers from the Port St. Joe Police Department visited Oak Grove Daycare last week, providing the kids a chance to get up close and personal with several police vehicles, including a patrol car which had all the kids wanting a seat, front or back.

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  17. Gulf County Extension to host shellfish harvester educational trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | The Star

    A series of workshops are being provided by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and UF/IFAS-Florida Sea Grant to assist all harvesters, aquaculture lease holders, shellfish growers, shellfish farmers, and authorized users in Florida in attaining the annual harvester education training required for certification, recertification, or licensing. A series of workshops are being provided by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and UF/IFAS-Florida Sea Grant to assist all harvesters, aquaculture lease holders, shellfish growers, shellfish farmers, and authorized users in Florida in attaining the annual harvester education training required for certification, recertification, or licensing.

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  18. District test scores reflect STEM focusRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | The Star

    Given the emphasis on STEM courses Gulf District Schools showed abundant improvement over last year, test scores released last week indicate. The Florida Department of Education released Florida Standard Assessment and end-of-course scores last week, with Gulf District Schools showing marked improvement in several areas, particulary math.

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  19. Buffer launches self-guided tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | The Star

    For those seeking alternatives to beach exploration, the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve encourages area residents and visitors to spend some time on its self-guided interpretive trail. Grab a brochure from the visitor center at 3915 State 30A in Port St. Joe, which provides the history and information for all 12 markers along the 1.86 mile trail located on Spur Road.

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  20. District discipline referrals falling Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 9 | The Star

    Gulf District Schools has seen a decline in discipline referrals over the past five years and inquiring minds wonder what is working. And, it turns out, much of what is working boils down to the environment endemic in small community-based schools, said school officials.

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