Visit Panama City Beach is pleased to announce the launch of its new “Fun.For.All” initiative, which promotes accessible travel and highlights the destination’s commitment to welcoming all visitors. The announcement comes at the start of National Mobility Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness and solutions for mobility...
By Julie McConnell, UF/IFAS Extension Bay County If you had asked me ten years ago what my favorite tree was, I don’t think I could have come up with just one selection. My yard in Georgia contained Japanese Maples, magnolia, arborvitae, crape myrtle, pines, and oaks and I thought they...
By Amelia Alvarez Orlando is hands-down one of America’s favorite tourist destinations for its outstanding theme parks (Disney, Universal, Seaworld, anyone?). In fact, travelers from around the world drop thousands on dream vacations to this part of Florida. But what about the people that live in Florida? What about the...
After more than fifty years as the “center” of career technical education (CTE) in northwest Florida, Tom P. Haney Technical Center has announced its name change to Tom P. Haney Technical College. The school has prepared thousands of students for successful careers in the skilled labor market over the...
By Bill Husfelt, Superintendent, Bay District Schools By the time you read this, the graduations will all be over and the members of the Class of 2022 will be scattering to all four corners of our country as they prepare for life after high school. Attending graduations is one of the...
By Ed Offley Despite inflation fears, near-record gasoline prices and lingering Covid-19 concerns, Panama City Beach is entering the summer tourism season with near-record attendance, officials say. While detailed statistics for the Memorial Day weekend were not yet in as of June 3, preliminary figures compiled by consultants monitoring visitation confirmed...
Oceans of Possibilities Library Summer Reading Programs in Bay County Dive into the summer with exciting tales of pirates, sea creatures, mermaids, and more! The Northwest Regional Library System aspires to help students to prevent the “summer slide” by providing a variety of engaging, educational programs that encourage discovery....
By Peter Fischetti So what do New York, San Francisco, Chicago, San Jose, Galveston, Phoenix and Tallahassee have in common? That’s right, each of those cities has active Yugo dealers. No, that’s not true. The answer is that each of those cities has a popular song about their city. In the...
By David Welsey Baseball legend Yogi Berra famously said “It’s fun; baseball’s FUN.” That was so true on May 17 when the Veterans of Sims Nursing Home arrived at the Miracle League Field at Frank Brown Park. The big Annett charter bus arrived with an escort by Panama City Police,...
By Mayor Mark Sheldon Bay County has a strong military presence, as three different branches of the armed forces are located here. We are extremely proud that Tyndall Air Force Base, Naval Support Activity, and a U.S. Coast Guard Station call Bay County home. All of these facilities play an integral...

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