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Governor Scott Announces $2.1 Million Grant for Apalachicola Bay Assistance

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Governor Rick Scott announced the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) received a $2.1 million supplemental National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL) to provide training and other re-employment services to approximately 94 oystermen to prepare for careers in other industries. Workers eligible for these services must have participated in the temporary jobs component of this emergency grant, which was provided in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Debby in Ju... More>>

Shellfish Harvest Areas Closed

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The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is temporarily closing the following shellfish area for the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels. In this context, shellfish does not include scallops, shrimp or crabs.#1212 East Bay Section 1 Shellfish Harvest Area - Bay#0822 West Bay Shellfish Harvest Area - Bay The closure is based on a change in conditions specifically required under the management plan. Water samples will continue to be collected and analyzed for the area until... More>>

Updated Road Closures For Panhandle Area

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Here is a list of updated road closures for area counties More>>

Flooding in South Walton Neighborhood is a Problem Video included

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Nearly 24 hours of constant rain can cause flooding in most any area....but a neighborhood in Walton County says a re-occurring flooding problem in their community is just getting worse and worse.  More>>

Washington County Man Found Dead Behind His Farmhouse

Washington County Man Found Dead Behind His Farmhouse Video included

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A man is found dead behind his family's farmhouse in Washington County Sunday. Authorities say they received a phone call around 1:30 Sunday morning from the Alabama Bureau of Investigations advising that a vehicle involved in a shooting of an Alabama State Trooper was owned by a resident of Washington County. Sheriff's office deputies were immediately dispatched to the home on Dauphin Road to check on the registered vehicle owner and that's where they found the body of 66-year-old James Shor... More>>

Woman Arrested After Police Standoff in Lynn Haven

Woman Arrested After Police Standoff in Lynn Haven Video included

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A woman is behind bars after a domestic dispute leads to a police standoff in Lynn Haven this morning off of Acme Lane... Bay County Sheriff's Office and Lynn Haven Police Department were on scene around 8 o'clock Saturday morning.Police say a domestic dispute between two woman turned violent when one of them pulled out a weapon and assaulted the other. The injured woman escaped, but that's when authorities say 26-year-old Adrienne Zeaiter refused to leave the house keeping herself locked ins... More>>

A Statewide Movement To End Child Abuse Makes Stop In Panama City

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1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys in the United States are likely to be abused before their 18th birthday. With that statistic in mind, Lauren Book, a child abuse survivor and advocate is raising her voice to help give others like her the power to overcome the hurt. Lauren made a stop in Panama City as part of a statewide movement. She and hundreds of other walked 6 miles starting and ending at the Children’s Advocacy Center on 11th street. Five years ago, Lauren Book started a mission to help r... More>>

Miracle Strip Park Re-Opens at Pier Park Video included

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A long standing family tradition here in Bay County is again up and running, in a new location. Miracle Strip Park had it's grand re-opening earlier Saturday and a line of anxious adrenaline seekers waited for the gates to open. The amusement park originally moved to Pier Park in 2009, but opened in it's new location Saturday and people are just happy the fun is back.  More>>

Local State of Emergency Video included

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Jackson and Washington counties have declared a local state of emergency. This comes after a week of flooding throughout the panhandle. Monday both counties received 3-4 inches of rain and Friday's rain hasn't helped. Blue Lake in Washington County is one area of major concern, it sits right next to State Road 77 and now crews are working around the clock to keep levels down. More>>

Choctawhatchee River Flooding is No Stranger to Residents in Bruce Video included

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The Choctawhatchee River has a history of flooding, most notably in 1994, when flood waters reached a record high. Now, residents in Bruce are no strangers to the event. More>>

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  • Shellfish Harvest Areas Closed

    Shellfish Harvest Areas Closed

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-04-21 13:33:42 GMT
    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is temporarily closing the following shellfish area for the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels. In this context, shellfish does not include scallops, shrimp or crabs.#1212 East Bay Section 1 Shellfish Harvest Area - Bay#0822 West Bay Shellfish Harvest Area - Bay The closure is based on a change in conditions specifically required under the management plan. Water samples will continue to be collected and analyzed for the area until...More >>
    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is temporarily closing the following shellfish area for the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels. In this context, shellfish does not include scallops, shrimp or crabs.#1212 East Bay Section 1 Shellfish Harvest Area - Bay#0822 West Bay Shellfish Harvest Area - Bay The closure is based on a change in conditions specifically required under the management plan. Water samples will continue to be collected and analyzed for the area until...More >>
  • Washington County Declares Local State Emergency for Flooding

    Washington County Declares Local State Emergency for Flooding

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:41:19 GMT
    Washington County has declared a Local State of Emergency effective at 6AM on Friday, April 18th. We urge drivers to use caution when traveling on county roads, particularly dirt roads. Heavy rains haveMore >>
    Washington County has declared a Local State of Emergency effective at 6AM on Friday, April 18th. We urge drivers to use caution when traveling on county roads, particularly dirt roads. Heavy rains haveMore >>
  • Speed Limit Changing on State Road 71 in Calhoun County

    Speed Limit Changing on State Road 71 in Calhoun County

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:14:31 GMT
    Based on the results of a recent speed study, the Florida Department of Transportation will increase the speed limit from 55 MPH to 60 MPH on State Road 71 in Calhoun County Thursday, April 24. New signsMore >>
    Based on the results of a recent speed study, the Florida Department of Transportation will increase the speed limit from 55 MPH to 60 MPH on State Road 71 in Calhoun County Thursday, April 24. New signsMore >>

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