Wednesday, July 26, 2017

WeatherStem Weather station now installed at Shell Point Beach

  A new weather monitoring station is now installed at Shell Point Beach in Wakulla County.

A company called WeatherStem donated and installed the weather station at Shell Point last week.

This system provides real time weather information including temperature, rain levels and wind speed.

It tells you how far away lightning is from the site and provides pictures of current conditions and a video stream showing the status of the bay.

And it provides a daily sunrise picture.

If you would like to see the information for yourself go on-line to http://wakulla.weatherstem.com/spb


You can also monitor the information on your phone or tablet by using the weatherstem app from the app store or googleplay.  


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2017 spiny lobster season opens with a two-day recreational sport season July 27th and 28th



The 2017 spiny lobster season opens with a two-day recreational sport season July 27th and 28th, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts August 6th and runs through March 31st.

During the two-day spiny lobster sport season, divers and snorkelers are allowed to take up to six lobsters per person daily in Monroe County and Biscayne National Park waters and 12 lobsters per person daily in other Florida waters

Recreational lobster fishermen must have a saltwater fishing license and a spiny lobster permit;

Harvesters also must make sure their spiny lobsters have a carapace length greater than 3 inches to take them, and divers must possess a measuring device and measure all lobsters while in the water.

It is illegal to harvest egg-bearing females.




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Infrastructure projects get underway along Marine St in Carrabelle




SE Avenue C Project Gets Underway This Week in Carrabelle.
Weather permitting, Capital Asphalt is scheduled to mobilize on July 24th.
The Project includes resurfacing of SE Ave C; grading & new milled asphalt on SE 1st St from SE Ave B to SE Ave C;
13 new parking spaces; landscape improvements to City-owned lots at the corner of Marine St & SE Ave C.
THIS IS A COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY FUNDED PROJECT.


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Carrabelle’s New Marine Street Boat Ramp Parking Lot Gets Underway.
Weather permitting, North Florida is scheduled to mobilize on July 31, 2017.
The parking lot will have 26 spaces with most being 55 feet long.
Please excuse the mess during construction.
Parking and pedestrians will be prohibited in the construction zone.
THIS IS A COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY FUNDED PROJECT.





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Take-out BBQ Restaurant approved for Eastpoint

 County commissioners this month approved the site plan for a new take-out BBQ restaurant in Eastpoint.

The restaurant will be built on the west side of Island Drive near the St. George Island Bridge.

The restaurant will be an elevated 8’ x25’ “Open Take Out BBQ” Restaurant with a covered deck around the building.

There will be limited seating for people waiting to pick up their food, but no dining area.

The commission also agreed to allow the owners to also fill a portion of an isolated wetland so they can build a gravel parking area.


The new business will be owned by Brian Grenard.


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Franklin County names members to Value Adjustment Board

 County commissioners have approved their designees to the Value Adjustment Board.

The Value Adjustment Board hears petitions from taxpayers regarding their ad valorem tax assessments and homestead issues.

By law the board is made up of two county commissioners, one school board member, one local property owner and local business owner.

This month, county commissioners named commissioners Cheryl Sanders and Ricky Jones to the board.


The property owner member will be Donny Gay who served as an alternate member last year.


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Don't miss the 2nd annual Crab Cake Cook-off this Saturday at Harry's Bar!





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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Stick on a decal to show support for Florida’s manatees, sea turtles


There are more manatees and sea turtles in Florida than in any other state. More than 6,000manatees swim in its coastal waters, rivers and freshwater springs, and thousands of sea turtlesnest and hatch on its Atlantic and Gulf coast beaches.
It’s easy to show support for these iconic Florida species by sticking on a decal.
Every July the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) introduces new manatee and sea turtle decals available with a $5 donation.
The colorful, waterproof decals are designed to look great on a vehicle’s bumper or the side of a boat. Get them when registering or re-registering a vehicle or boat at local tax collectors’ offices across the state.
“Florida is home to more manatees and sea turtles than anywhere else in the U.S.,” said Carol Knox, who leads the FWC’s Imperiled Species Management Section. “Public support has been critical in helping us conserve these imperiled species. So please ‘stick on a decal’ and show support for our manatees and sea turtles.”
Decals generate funding for research, rescue and management efforts that help Florida’s manatees and sea turtles survive. For instance, when someone calls the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922) to report an injured, entangled or sick manatee or sea turtle, FWC staff responds with efforts to rescue and rehabilitate the animal.
The decals also address important conservation issues:
  • “Look out for manatees” is the message on the new manatee decal, which shows boaters in the distance as a manatee mother and calf swim along with only her back above water.When boating or using a personal watercraft in Florida waters, it is important to look out for manatees. Mature manatees grow to 1,000 pounds or more, but can be difficult to see when they’re swimming, grazing or resting underwater. Wear polarized sunglasses, and then watch and listen carefully to detect the signs of manatees nearby. Look for circles on the water’s surface indicating their underwater movement and snouts sticking out of the water as they surface to breathe. You may also hear huffing noises when they come up for air.
  • “Helping sea turtles survive” is the message on the new sea turtle decal, which shows a green sea turtle. Green sea turtles nest on Florida’s Atlantic and Gulf coast beaches, and until recently were classified as endangered. Now after years of conservation efforts, the number of nesting green turtles has increased substantially. This species has been reclassified as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. That’s a major step in “green” recovery. Remember, “Hands off” is the best policy for beachgoers encountering any species of nesting or hatchling sea turtles. Watch from a distance, do not disturb them and never use a cellphone or camera to shoot flash photos.
Learn about other ways to help conserve manatees and sea turtles at MyFWC.com/Manatee andMyFWC.com/SeaTurtle, where you also can click on “Decals” to order new or past editions of decals. Go to BuyaPlate.com to purchase a “Save the Manatee” or “Helping Sea Turtles Survive” license plate that supports those species.



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Fishermen invited to join the lionfish challenge

Over 5 thousand invasive lionfish have been removed from Florida waters since the state kicked off its Lionfish Challenge in May and there is still plenty of time for new fishermen to get involved.
Lionfish are a nonnative, invasive species that threaten Florida’s native saltwater fish and wildlife.
They were introduced into Florida waters in the late 1980s but their population has boomed in recent years – and that is causing real problems for native species in Florida waters.
The Lionfish Challenge started on May 20th, and ends September 4th.
The challenge rewards lionfish harvesters with prizes such as T-shirts, tumblers, pole spears, and much more.
It only takes 25 lionfish to qualify for the program and the more lionfish you enter, the more prizes you will receive.
Plus, all participants are entered into a raffle to win even more prizes.

To learn more or to sign up, go online to www.MyFWC.com/Lionfish. 


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Gulf County Bay scallop season postponed for at least 2 weeks

 The Bay Scallop season in Gulf County has been postponed for at least 2 weeks because of an naturally occurring algae bloom in the St. Joe Bay.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said that a Pseudo-nitzschia bloom has been found in the St. Joe Bay, and while the algae does not harm scallops directly and shouldn’t cause scallop population declines, the opening of scallop season will be postponed as a precautionary measure.

Pseudo-nitzschia is a naturally occurring microscopic alga that in some cases can produce domoic acid, which can negatively impact marine mammals and seabirds and can cause Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning in humans if contaminated shellfish are consumed.

Domoic acid has been confirmed in seawater and scallop samples from St. Joseph Bay.

Domoic acid does not impact finfish, but they should be carefully cleaned prior to being eaten.

This postponement includes all state waters from the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County.

The scallop season is expected to be closed a minimum of two weeks.


State agencies will continue sampling and testing scallops and other shellfish in the bay to determine when they are safe for consumption and will continue to work with the local community to determine options on the remainder of the season. 


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State of Florida providing money to reduce human/bear conflicts

The state of Florida has money for local governments to help reduce human bear conflicts around the state.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has about $515,000 in available BearWise funding this year.

The funding will offset the costs for residents and businesses to use bear-resistant equipment to secure their garbage from bears.

Governments with bearwise rules in place will take precedence on receiving the money, though other areas will be allowed to apply and could be funded is there is enough money available.

Franklin County does not currently have a bear ordinance in place, but we do have a problem of bears coming into neighborhoods.

Most bears are drawn to residential areas by the promise of easy food in unprotected garbage cans and pet food bowls.

Most of the time the biggest problem is overturned trash cans, but there have also been a few bear attacks in Franklin County.

Last year, the FWC distributed $825,000 in BearWise funding to 11 counties, three cities, and two homeowners associations to purchase 4,000 bear-resistant trash cans, 2,500 sets of hardware to secure regular trash cans, and 40 dumpsters modified to keep bears out.

Over 70 percent of funding was provided to local governments with BearWise ordinances.


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FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report July 14, 2017 through July 20, 2017

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Weekly Report
July 14, 2017 through July 20, 2017

This report represents some events the FWC handled over the past week;
however, it does not include all actions taken by the Division of Law Enforcement.

Patrol, Protect, Preserve

NORTHWEST REGION

CASES

ESCAMBIA COUNTY

Officer Land was conducting a fishery inspection of a commercial fishing vessel in Pensacola. The vessel had multiple ice boxes filled with fish. Officer Land located two greater amberjack among the catch on the vessel. It is currently illegal to possess greater amberjack and the commercial size limit for greater amberjack is 36 inches. Both fish were undersized and were seized. The captain of the vessel was given a notice to appear for the violation.

OKALOOSA COUNTY

Officers Pifer and Bartlett assisted special agents from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (ABT) with a detail at Crab Island targeting illegal alcohol sales from food vendors anchored on the island. A total of eight vendors were contacted by the officers, special agents and ABT investigative aid working in a plain-clothes capacity. Of the eight vendors contacted, an employee from two separate vendors served alcoholic beverages to the investigative aid despite checking the aid’s driver’s license. Citations were issued to the two individuals for serving alcohol to a person under 21 years of age.

Officer Pifer was on routine land patrol and saw three individuals actively fishing from shore. While watching the individuals from his vehicle, one lit the end of a device commonly used to smoke cannabis, then passed it to another individual. Officer Pifer approached the individuals and could smell the odor of burnt cannabis. After noticing Officer Pifer’s presence, one of the individuals made obvious movements to conceal the smoking device. Officer Pifer asked the individual where the pipe was and he stated he threw it in the water. The smoking device was retrieved and the individual initially stated he had nothing illegal in his car, but later told Officer Pifer there was cannabis inside the driver’s door. After securing the cannabis, Officers Corbin and Pifer searched the car and located 15 Hydrocodone pills in a cigarette pack in the center console. The individual was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of cannabis less than 20 grams, and drug paraphernalia. The individual who had the smoking device passed to him was discovered to have an active warrant out of Okaloosa County and was placed under arrest. That individual was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officer Corbin was conducting resource inspections when he saw two subjects actively fishing from shore. Officer Corbin asked if they had caught any fish today and they stated “no.” Neither of the subjects possessed a valid fishing license and when asked for their identification, only one subject could produce any. Officer Corbin conducted a record check through FWC dispatch revealing that one of the subjects had an active warrant for violation of parole. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Okaloosa County Jail.

Officer Corbin received information from a NOAA officer that a charter captain was in possession of undersized king mackerel. The NOAA officer saw the vessel’s catch displayed on the dock and the captain claimed only shark bait was left on the vessel. The NOAA officer conducted a resource inspection and saw the undersized king mackerel concealed under numerous other fish in a fish box. When asked if he caught the fish in federal or state waters, he answered “state waters.”  Officer Corbin met the captain and issued a citation for possession of undersized king mackerel.

Officer Corbin was dispatched to a single vessel accident in the ICW between Destin and Fort Walton Beach. Officer Corbin arrived on the scene with USCG Station Destin and Tow Boat US who had made several attempts to stop the vessel, which was still underway going in small circles. The operator of the vessel had made a sharp evasive maneuver to avoid an accident and was thrown from the vessel. The operator was picked up by a Good Samaritan and only suffered minor injuries.

SANTA ROSA COUNTY

Officer Roberson was patrolling the Pensacola Pass when he conducted a fisheries inspection on a vessel with two individuals who had two red snapper and a mahi-mahi. He asked who had caught the snapper, and one of the individuals responded that he did. Both snapper were undersized and the individual was issued a misdemeanor citation.



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CFO Patronis Invites Floridians to 2017 Unclaimed Property Auction in Fort Lauderdale


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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.– Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis invites Floridians to participate in the 2017 Florida Unclaimed Property Auction. This public auction featuring the sale of nearly 50,000 individual items valued at more than $630,000 will be hosted Saturday, July 29, at the Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek in Fort Lauderdale. A public preview will be held Friday, July 28, at the Sheraton Suites hotel.

Featured items in this year’s auction include a 12-pound silver bar recovered from shipwreck Atocha, a vintage Wilt Chamberlain basketball card, 4.3-carat diamond earrings, and several high-end watches from brands such as Rolex, Chopard and Bulgari.

2017 Unclaimed Property Auction Preview
Date:              Friday, July 28
Time:              9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:        Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek
Address:         555 NW 62nd Street
                       Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 32256

2017 Unclaimed Property Auction
Date:               Saturday, July 29
Time:              10:00 a.m. (Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.)
Location:         Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek
Address:         555 NW 62nd Street
            Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 32256

The unclaimed property auction features items from safe deposit boxes that have gone unclaimed for years despite exhaustive efforts to return them to their owners. Proceeds from the auction are deposited into the state’s education fund where they work to support Florida’s public school system. Should a property owner discover that he or she owned an item that was auctioned; however, the proceeds from the sale can be claimed any time at no cost.
 
For full details about this weekend’s auction, or to search for or claim unclaimed property, visit www.FLTreasureHunt.gov, or call 1-88-VALUABLE or 850-413-5555. A free catalog, which lists each item up for sale, is also available on the website.



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Gulf County Scallop Season postponed due to algae bloom





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Monday, July 24, 2017

Gulf County scallop season postponed due to naturally occurring algae bloom


As a precautionary measure due to a naturally occurring algae bloom in St. Joseph Bay that affects shellfish, the bay scallop harvest originally scheduled to begin on July 25th in Gulf County waters will be temporarily postponed. This postponement includes all state waters from the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County. This does not impact other areas currently open for a recreational harvest. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is working closely with partners on this postponement including the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), which has also issued a precautionary closure for the harvest of clams, mussels and oysters in St. Joseph Bay. 
FWC staff is coordinating with the Florida Department of Health, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and FDACS and they will continue to provide support and assistance as necessary.  All agencies take all algal blooms seriously and will continue to respond quickly and effectively to ensure the health and safety of Floridians, visitors and our natural resources.
The scallop season is expected to be closed a minimum of two weeks. The FWC will conduct aggressive outreach efforts about the postponed season. The FWC and FDACS will continue sampling and testing scallops and other shellfish in the bay to determine when they are safe for consumption and will continue to work with the local community to determine options on the remainder of the season. More information will be issued once a season opening date has been determined and that date will be posted on the bay scallop page which can be found at MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on “Saltwater Fishing,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Bay Scallops.” Reopenings of clam, mussel or oyster harvest will be listed on the FDACS website athttp://shellfish.floridaaquaculture.com/seas/seas_centralgulf.htm.
In areas outside of Gulf County, the bay scallop season in state waters from the Fenholloway River in Taylor County to the Suwannee River in Dixie County is currently open to harvest and will close to harvest on Sept. 10. All other waters open to harvest (Pasco-Hernando county line to the Suwannee River and from the Fenholloway River in Taylor County through the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County) will close to harvest Sept. 25 (see map below).
This algae bloom does not harm scallops directly and shouldn’t cause scallop population declines. While scallops may appear healthy, they should not be consumed until FWC has issued a new statement opening the season. This algae bloom should not impact other recreational activities on St. Joseph bay.


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Local unemployment remains stable in June

Local unemployment remained stable between May and June.
Franklin County unemployment stayed at 3.5 percent last month.
172 people were looking for work in Franklin County in June, up from 170 people the month before.
The workforce also increased by 7 people.
3 counties had lower unemployment rates than Franklin County's in June.
Gulf County's unemployment was 3.9 percent last month, Wakulla County's was 3.7 percent.

Liberty County unemployment was the highest in the area at 4.8 percent.


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Sea turtle nests are beginning to hatch - help protect the hatchlings

 The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve says they are seeing a busy sea turtle nesting season on Little St. George Island this summer.

They have found 268 sea turtle nests on the island this summer, of those, 262 are loggerhead sea turtles and 6 are green sea turtle nests.

Turtles nest locally on beaches along St. George Island, Alligator Point, Little St. George Island and St. Vincent Island.

This is the time of year that sea turtle nests begin to hatch and baby sea turtles dig themselves out of the sand to brave the dangers of the nighttime beach as they dash for the waves. 

The biggest dangers include predators like household pets, obstacles like beach furniture, and exterior lights that confuse the baby turtles in their search for the ocean.

People can help hatchlings make it safely to the water by removing obstacles from the beach each night and by ensuring that exterior lights are not visible from the nesting beach.

It’s also helpful to keep your dogs and cats indoors at night.

If you are lucky enough to see sea turtle hatchlings on the beach at night, remember to turn off all lights and do not try to help the turtles to the water.

If you find turtles on the beach in the daytime, however, or under a house or in a swimming pool then they likely do need your help.

The best thing to do is to put the baby turtles in a bucket partially filled with sand.

Make sure the bucket is covered with a towel to keep the turtles cool.


Then you can call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wildlife alert hotline at 888-404-FWCC and they will send someone to safely release the hatchlings.

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Sacred Heart Medical Group Welcomes New Family Medicine Physician, Dr. Heather Wells


PORT ST. JOE, Fla. (July 24, 2017) – Heather Wells, DO has joined our team of Medical Group providers as a family medicine physician at the Wewahitchka office.

Dr. Heather Wells is a board certified family medicine physician and a graduate of Florida State University with a B.S. in Exercise Science. She received her Osteopathic medical degree from Touro University Nevada in Henderson/Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Wells completed her residency training at the University of Minnesota Family Medicine Residency Program in affiliation with Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Mankato, Minnesota. She spent her final year of residency as Chief Resident.

Dr. Wells has special interest in preventative medicine, women’s health and lifestyle management. She has served as a volunteer for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and has participated in Family Medicine and Oncology interest groups and research.

Dr. Wells is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians-House of Delegates, the American Osteopathic Association, and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

Dr. Wells was born and raised in Florida, living most of her life in the panhandle. She enjoys spending her downtime doing outdoor activities with her husband and their large family, including 4 adult children and 10 grandchildren. She loves cooking and baking for her friends and family. She is looking forward to being an active member of the Gulf and Franklin communities.

Dr. Wells is accepting new patients at Sacred Heart Medical Group at Wewahitchka, located at 807 West Highway 22, Wewahitchka, FL 32456. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (850) 568-1053 or visit www.sacred-heart.org/medicalgroup


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GULF COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE LAW ENFORCEMENT SUMMARY JULY 17, 2017 – JULY 23, 2017






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Agenda and information for July 25th Gulf County Commission meeting








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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sacred Heart to hold free health screenings




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WeatherSTEM Weather station now operating at Shell Point Beach





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Two injured in Gulf County motorcycle accident

  A husband and wife from Panama City were seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in Port St. Joe Saturday after rear ending a truck.

66 year old Douglas Thomas Marshall and 65 year old Gay Tanna Marshall were hurt after riding into the rear of a Ford E-350 driven by 35 year old Matthew Alan McPeak also of Panama city.

The accident happended at about 1:45 Saturday afternoon.

The Highway Patrol said the Marshalls were heading east on Highway 98 on their 2013 Spyder Motorcycle and were just west of Coronado Street when they failed to notice the truck in front of them had slowed for traffic.

They slammed into the back of the truck; Mister Marshall was thrown from the motorcycle and hit the rear window of the truck.


The Marshalls were taken to Bay Medical Center for treatment, the driver of the truck was not injured.


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Friday, July 21, 2017

Raetique Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
Saturday, July 22nd at 11:00am
117 Market St. Apalachicola
 
Everyone is RAEving about the fabulous carrier of premier women's apparel and accessories RAETIQUE! A chic and trendy, yet exclusive boutique. At Raetique you will find the perfect outfit for any occasion that will give you an extraordinary look and set you apart from others. We are a creative team of stylist who will provide you high quality, but affordable choices for a unique style and look. Wearing our selections will bring you guaranteed satisfaction and compliments. Also, get your "Raedazzled bling Apalachicola t-shirts" exclusively at Raetique!
 



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FWC to hold speckled trout workshop in Lanark Village

 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is looking for public input on spotted seatrout management.
The FWC is hosting spotted seatrout public workshops throughout the state in late July and early August.
The workshops will allow FWC to expain the current status of speckled trout and to get public input on the management of the fishery.
The closest workshop to our area will be in Lanark Village next Tuesday, July the 25th.
The workshop will be held from 6 till 8 PM at the American Legion Post at 2316 Oak Street.
If you cannot attend an in-person meeting, you can submit comments online by visiting MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments. 






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Franklin County Humane Society Pet of the Week



MARCO is a 1-2 yr old Catahoula Leopard Dog. With his beautiful red merle coloring, he makes for a uniquely handsome and interesting looking dog. He is social, happy and well mannered. Marco is heartworm negative and neutered so this fine pup is ready for his furever home!

Volunteers are desperately needed to socialize all of our dogs and
cats. We are always looking for people willing to bring one of our
animals into their home to be fostered for various needs. Anytime you
can spare would be greatly appreciated.

Call Karen at 670-8417 for more details or visit the Franklin County
Humane Society at 244 State Road 65 in Eastpoint. You may logon to
the website at www.forgottenpets.org to see more of our adoptable
pets.


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FDOT Traffic Alert for Big Bend Area

For Immediate Release  
July 14, 2017
Donna Green, (850) 330-1661

FDOT Traffic Alert for Big Bend Area

Chipley – Drivers are reminded to practice caution while traveling in and around work zones in Northwest Florida.
Jefferson County:
·         State Road (S.R.) 10 (U.S. 90) from the Leon County line to east of Willow Street – Milling and resurfacing is underway. Temporary lane closures are anticipated. Drivers are reminded to use caution. 
·         I-10 Rest Areas near Mile Marker (MM) 233 – Construction at the westbound rest area is wrapping up.  The eastbound and westbound facilities are anticipated to open later this month.
Liberty County:
·         S.R. 12 from Hall Circle NW to Yon Creek Bridge – Lane closures continue as workers pave, grade ditches and construct a gravity wall. Drivers will encounter intermittent lane closures Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Use caution in the area.
·         County Road (C.R.) 12 at Henry Kever Road and Spring Branch Road – Turn lane construction is taking place.
Leon County:
·         U.S. 90 from the Jefferson County line to east of C.R. 59 - Temporary lane closures are taking place along the corridor as workers pave the roadway and perform shoulder and sod work. 
·         Temporary and alternating lane closures will occur in the northbound and southbound lanes of Monroe Street as workers paint the Railroad Bridge.
·         Construction activities are slated to begin the week of August 11, on I-10 at the Ochlockonne River Bridge near MM 192 in Leon County. 
·         The northbound inside lane of Monroe Street near Polk Drive will be closed, Sunday, July 23 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for utility work.
Wakulla County:
·         Construction activities are underway on a $3.3 million construction contract to install a multi-use path on U.S. 98 from U.S. 319 to Davisville Way. Drivers can anticipate temporary delays as trucks enter and exit the corridor as work takes place alongside the roadway.
·         Sidewalk construction work is taking place on Wakulla Arran Road from Oak Street to Crawfordville Road and on Oak Street from Wakulla Arran Road to Windy Court.

Temporary lane closures, delays and shifts may occur as workers perform construction activities. All construction activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Motorists are reminded to pay attention and use caution when driving through the work zone.

For more information follow the Florida Department of Transportation District Three on Twitter @myfdot_nwfl or like us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/MyFDOTNWFL.



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