Gulf County Newswire

Gulf County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Gulf County, FL.

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  1. Sex offender gets 40 years in PSJ kidnap caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 1 | The Star

    A Gulf County man was sentenced last week to serve at least 40 years in prison on several counts stemming from a 2015 kidnapping and sexual assault. The charges stemmed from Dec. 8, 2015, when Williams kidnapped and sexually-battered a store clerk in Port St. Joe.

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  2. Red Christmas Stockings for Children's Christmas FundRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 1 | The Star

    Children's Christmas Fund, a program of the Gulf County Sheriff's Department for needy children in Gulf County, has placed Red Christmas Stockings at area businesses again this year Children's Christmas Fund, a program of the Gulf County Sheriff's Department for needy children in Gulf County, has placed Red Christmas Stockings at area businesses again this year. We are hoping that through the generosity of the people in our area we can bring Christmas happiness to the children in need.

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  3. McDaniel remains BOCC chairRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 1 | The Star

    ... holding county office was a matter of prestige for the entire district. The chairmanship through history in Gulf County, and other counties, has been a revolving position, taking on greater significance in Gulf since the early 1980s when a federal ...

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  4. Holiday cornerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 1 | The Star

    ... making the people receiving these dinners so very happy. The volunteers carried these dinners to all areas of Gulf County. This was the reason so much was done in so little time; they all cared. The good Lord shined down on the Oak Grove Church and ...

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  5. Gulf County Window Decorating ContestRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 1 | The Star

    Gulf County Chamber of Commerce invites Gulf County businesses with storefront windows to enter the inaugural Gulf County Holiday Window Decorating Contest Gulf County Chamber of Commerce invites Gulf County businesses with storefront windows to enter the inaugural Gulf County Holiday Window Decorating Contest. The Holiday Window Decorating Contest is a fun way to celebrate the Holiday Season, create a festive and beautiful area for residents and visitors in Gulf County, and showcase your business.

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  6. Gulf County Sheriff's OfficeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 1 | The Star

    On Monday, Nov. 21, Deputy A. White conducted a traffic stop on a white Toyota van driven by Jeffrey Jonathan Rodriguez on State Road 71 and Stone Mill Creek Road in the northern area of Gulf County for a moving violation. Rodriguez told Deputy White his driver's license were suspended.

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  7. FDOT plowing $25 million into county roads next five yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 1 | The Star

    Churning into a new fiscal year and with a legislative session arriving in a couple of months, the Florida Department of Transportation recently updated its five-year work plans across the state. In Gulf County, included under the District 3 umbrella, that could mean, if the plan plays out as currently crafted, some $25 million in road dollars for local projects.

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  8. Realtors donation to Senior Citizens Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 23 | The Star

    Last week the REALTOR Association of Franklin & Gulf Counties presented a check for $300 to the Gulf County Senior Citizens Center to help with their food costs. Our members and business partners donate throughout the year and the donations go to help the Gulf County Senior Citizens and Franklin's Promise Food Pantry.

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  9. Things to Do this holiday weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 23 | The Star

    Local food pantries are still seeking donations and the Coastal Community Association is also spearheading a drive to assist the food pantry operated by CareerSource Gulf Coast. Drop-off points include the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department, Capital City Bank, the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club, Gulf 2 Bay Construction in Simmons Bayou and the Piggly Wiggly.

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  10. Much to appreciateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 23 | The Star

    As the temperatures drop around the country, including here in Gulf County, a vision, provided by Ron Rudolph, that offers thousands of words regarding the many natural beauties we who live in this part of the world, along St. Joe Beach or St. Joseph Peninsula or Wewahitchka or Simmons Bayou or Howard Creek the resident, the visitor, will get the point.

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  11. Mediation of labor complaint failsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 23 | The Star

    A labor complaint against Gulf District Schools will move to a full hearing in front of a Public Employees Relations Commission officer. The sides in the complaint, the Gulf County School Board and Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton and the Gulf County Education Association , the union representing employees, met in mediation last Tuesday.

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  12. Finalists for district teacher of the year namedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 23 | The Star

    ... last Wednesday and a decision was made by the panel, said Lori Price, Deputy Superintendent for Instruction. The Gulf County Teacher of the Year will go on to a convention in Orlando next spring and the opportunity to compete against teachers from ...

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  13. County jobless rate dropsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 23 | The Star

    The unemployment rate in Gulf County fell by two-tenths of 1 percent in October and remains nearly a half-point below October 2015. According to information from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the county unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in October, which tied Franklin County for the lowest in the CareerSource Gulf Coast region which also includes Bay.

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  14. Help this ThanksgivingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 17 | The Star

    Do you have your big Thanksgiving Feast all planned? But, who goes hungry in Gulf County and without your generosity and caring probably won't have that full belly Thanksgiving Day? Bet you haven't thought of these folks. Here are some examples of the recipients at the Food Bank.

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  15. Great American Smokeout todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 17 | The Star

    In observance of the Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Tobacco Free Florida and the Gulf County Tobacco Free Partnership encourage tobacco users to use the date to make a quit plan or to plan in advance to quit smoking on that day – Nov. 17 In observance of the Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Tobacco Free Florida and the Gulf County Tobacco Free Partnership encourage tobacco users to use the date to make a quit plan or to plan in advance to quit smoking on that day – Nov. 17. The nationally celebrated Great American Smokeout, now in its 41st year, challenges people to stop using tobacco and helps them learn about the many tools they can use to help them quit and stay quit.

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  16. Supermoon over Gulf County Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 16 | The Star

    This month's full moon, which arrived this past Sunday and Monday, was considered a supermoon, a label given to the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. The “super” part describes a full moon at its closest point to Earth during the lunar orbit.

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  17. New faces, lingering issues for BOCCRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 16 | The Star

    ... The former represented 67 percent of the countywide vote garnered by Mike Harrison to sow up re-election as Gulf County Sheriff. The latter represents the 74 percent of the District 5 vote McCroan secured to be elected commissioner, with, as with ...

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  18. Master Gardener program beginning February 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 16 | The Star

    ... period. Classes will be held each Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. until noon ETt., beginning on Feb. 7 at the Gulf County Extension – Port St. Joe Satellite Office at 502 East 4th Ave. (coming soon). Additionally, every third Saturday from 9 ...

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  19. DAR donates to food driveRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 16 | The Star

    Members of The St Joseph Bay Chapter of DAR filled up the back of the Chevy SSR with donations for the Gulf County Thankgiving Food Drive on Veterans Day in Honor and Memory of our Veterans.

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  20. 5 Things to Do this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 16 | The Star

    ... historic 1930s auditorium, located at U.S. 98 and 12th Street. 3. Ever wanted to make a hyperturfa planter? The Gulf County Extension Office is offering a workshop 2-4 p.m. CT Friday for those who want to create a planter for their home. The ...

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