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GULF COUNTY, Fla. - Senator Nelson visited GULF COUNTY Tuesday morning to talk about local concerns with officials. One big issue discussed, the opioid epidemic. In March, Senator Nelson announced a federal spending package and highlighted specific Florida projects. Nelson helped secure 3.3 ... GULF
GULF COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Senator Bill Nelson spent the day in GULF COUNTY Tuesday, meeting with local elected officials to talk about issues important to the community. One of the topics in the meeting was the nationwide opioid epidemic. A local who attended asked the senator what's ...

WEWAHITCHKA — Wetter, cooler weather and the efforts of firefighters during the Easter weekend has brought a major Gulf County wildfire, called the Firebreak 56 Wildfire, largely under control after it burned through more than 8,000 acres in a week. The fire, which has spread to about 8,080 acres of land ...
Officials say there's currently no threat to structures or residents but if a threat does arise, they say they have a plan in place. The Gulf County Emergency Operations Center has sent out a health advisory for respiratory care. As far as smoke on the roadways, officials say turn your lights on, drive with caution, ...
“The weather, especially with this rain, has really benefited us,” a fire district official said by phone Friday. GULF COUNTY — A major Gulf County wildfire that had been spreading since Tuesday was mostly under control Friday, according to updates from the Florida Forestry Service's Chipola District.
A huge plume of smoke covered part of the sky in Gulf County Wednesday, evidence of a huge blaze that started Tuesday night. "We've had wild-land firefighters with their tractor plow units on these fires all day long," Hannah Bowers, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist with the Chipola Forestry Center said.

Gulf County, Fla. - Gulf County Commissioners blasted Gov. Rick Scott and say they support the Nation Rifle Association's lawsuit against the recent gun control legislation. In the wake of the Parkland school shooting the Florida legislature passed and Scott signed new legislation that raised the age to ...
A huge plume of smoke covered part of the sky in Gulf County Wednesday, evidence of a huge blaze that started Tuesday night. "We've had wild-land firefighters with their tractor plow units on these fires all day long," Hannah Bowers, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist with the Chipola Forestry Center said.
A wildfire smoke advisory was issued for Gulf County and residents of Overstreet. Fire departments including the city of Wewahitchka, Overstreet, and St. Joe Beach are staying alert and are ready to assist as needed. Officials say they hope to have the fire contained sooner than later. At last check, the fire is ...
More jobs could be coming to Gulf County and county leaders say it starts at the old paper mill. Since Eastern Shipbuilding Group secured its multi-billion dollar contract with the United States Coast Guard, the company has plans to build a floating dry dock. "After they have been launched and constructed ...
Don't tell that to the Gulf County Tourist Development Council which continues a winning run that began more than four years ago. Once again, bed tax collections for a month, in this latest report for January, climbed compared to the same month the year before, with TDC revenue now tracking almost 7 ...
Come join the Gulf County Master Gardeners for a question and answer workshop Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. ET at the Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library in Port St. Joe. There will be information on Florida Friendly Landscaping, soil sampling, native plants and suggestions ...
The Brothers Osborne will hold an album release concert where the album took shape, Port Saint Joe. The band's sophomore record is entitled, “Port Saint Joe” after the brothers arranged and recorded the album in the Gulf County beach house of their producer, Jay Joyce. The Gulf County Tourist ...
Mr. Bob Rackleff, Florida's 2nd Congressional District candidate, will be speaking about his candidacy for U.S. House of Representatives, running against incumbant Rep. Neal Dunn. - Mr. Tan Smiley, previous Gulf County Commissioner, will speak about his 2018 candidacy for Gulf County Commissioner, ...
The liars came out last Friday night at the Haughty Heron and it wasn't even a political event. The Fifth Annual Liar's Challenge was held to benefit the Sheriff's Easter Basket Drive and Gulf County Food Bank Drive. Liars came from as far as Colorado, Michigan, New York and homegrown talent sprang up ...
The purchase of land which will bring the expansion of Salinas Park in South Gulf County was formally closed last week. The announcement came from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and The Trust for Public Land, a California-based non-profit. The land will be part of the DEP's ...
Both drivers were killed in a two-vehicle crash in Gulf County early last Saturday morning. The Florida Highway Patrol identified the victims as Jonathan Glenn Foster, 17, and Joseph Kyle Rich, 32, both of Wewahitchka. Authorities say Foster was driving a 1996 Chevrolet C1500 and that Rich was driving a ...

GULF COUNTY, Fla. - Gulf County joins the list of school threats making its way across the Panhandle. A 12-year-old student was arrested for threats of allegedly blowing up Wewahitchka Elementary School last Friday, and was charged for threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction. The Gulf County ...
GULF COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A 12-year-old Wewahitchka Elementary School student has been arrested after Gulf County sheriff's officials say he threatened to “blow up” the school and “tie up” their teacher before it “blew up.” The student has been charged with Threatening to Use a Weapon of ...
GULF COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A wildfire that started about five miles south of Wewahitchka, Tuesday, continues to burn.. According to officials with the Florida Forest Service for the Chipola District, as of 7 a.m. Wednesday, the fire spans 800 acres. They say the fire started after an un-authorized burn ...
GULF COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to Florida Highway Patrol, two people are dead after a collision in Gulf County Saturday morning. Officials said at approximately 6:05 a.m., a 1996 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck driven by Jonathan Foster, 17, of Wewahitchka, collided with a 1992 Chevrolet ...
Gulf County Commissioner reject bids for long awaited beach restoration project and look for new options. PORT ST. JOE — More than three ...
Funds are currently available to provide respite services to caregivers of persons 18-older who have memory-loss related to Alzheimer's ...
The Port of Port St. Joe has for years been identified as a key component to unlocking the region's economic development. PORT ST.
GULF COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to Florida Highway Patrol, one man is dead after a fatal accident in Gulf County Sunday ...
Notice is hereby given that the 2016 Tax Roll has been delivered by the Gulf County Property Appraiser to the Gulf County Tax Collector.
The Gulf County Board of Commissioners are currently receiving sealed bids from anyone who qualifies for the project from now until Friday.
Gulf County EOC officials say Hurricane Nate had a greater impact than that of Hurricane Irma. They say the project will take several months to ...
Gulf County volunteers are joining a grassroots campaign to put the Voting Restoration Amendment on the 2018 ballot. Gulf County volunteers ...
Gulf County's population has remained steady, neither growing or retreating, according to an annual study by the University of Florida.
The Gulf County bay scallop season is now open to harvesters, after state wildlife officials postponed the season for about two months.
GULF COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Gulf County bay scallop season will soon open. It will run from September 23rd until October 9th.
The unemployment rate in Gulf County dropped by two-tenths of a percent in August, the sixth month in the past seven during which the ...
(WJHG/WECP) - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced Wednesday afternoon Gulf County's bay scallop season ...
The Gulf County governance team recently participated in the Florida School Board Association Master Board Forum. The forum was led by ...
Irma can just add her name to a long list of hurricanes and tropical storms that have caused blood pressure spikes in Gulf County and the ...
From Wewahitchka to Port St. Joe we provide a top-notch education for all students that pass thru the public-school doors of Gulf County.
Gulf County unemployment was 2.8 percent in October, tied with Franklin County for the lowest in the CareerSource Gulf Coast region which ...
Gulf County is posting gains in new residential construction. ... Data released last week by the Gulf County Tourist TDC shows that September ...
Because folks in Gulf County care, not only did you provide food for our elderly and needy children throughout Thanksgiving and Christmas, but ...
Education License Plates purchased in Gulf County directly assist the ... Foundation ... provides mini-grant funds to Gulf County teachers and ...
Hurricane Nate, Tropical Storm Nate, made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi and brought sufficient inclement weather to Gulf County to ...
The Gulf County 4-H Big River Riders Horse Club qualified four and recently sent three riders to the Florida State 4-H Horse Show in Tampa.
The board approved additional funding for the library, though not at the level requested, and answered with silence the plea from Gulf County ...
Gulf County's population has remained steady, neither growing or retreating, according to an annual study by the University of Florida.
Gulf County volunteers are joining a grassroots campaign to put the Voting Restoration Amendment on the 2018 ballot. Gulf County volunteers ...
The unemployment rate in Gulf County dropped by two-tenths of a percent in August, the sixth month in the past seven during which the ...
The Gulf County bay is a popular spot to snorkel or wade for scallops. The season was originally scheduled to open July 25, but an algal bloom ...
GULF COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Gulf County bay scallop season will soon open. It will run from September 23rd until October 9th.
Russ Scholz, executive director of Gulf County Senior Citizens, Inc., said the agency is seeking $12,000 to accommodate two seniors ...


 

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