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With Flu Season Peaking, It’s Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot

With Flu Season Peaking, It’s Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot

TALLAHASSEE— Both in Florida and throughout the U.S., flu activity is on the rise. In Florida, data shows more influenza activity across all age groups this year than detected in the last two flu seasons. Cases of the flu are particularly increasing in the northern portions of the state, including the Panhandle. Last week, the […]

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Beware Of Jury Duty Scam

Beware Of Jury Duty Scam

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office issued a Scam Alert today after receiving three complaints yesterday reporting a Jury Duty scam. In each of the incidents, the scam is perpetrated by a phone call to an office, and informing the owner of the business that a warrant has been issued for them because they failed to […]

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BCSO Partners With ICE

BCSO Partners With ICE

Sheriff Tommy Ford, and BCSO Major Rick Anglin, attended a press conference in Pinellas County this morning, along with 16 other Florida sheriffs and ICE Deputy Director Thomas Homan. Information was released on the 17 Basic Ordering Agreements (BOA) with different Florida sheriffs that will help prevent the release of criminal aliens back into Florida […]

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BCSO Intercepts 10 Pounds Of Marijuana

BCSO Intercepts 10 Pounds Of Marijuana

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division intercepted 10 pounds of marijuana in December of 2017 that was going to an address in Panama City.  An investigation revealed that package was intended for Devin S Payne. Investigators developed probable cause and obtained a search warrant for Payne’s residence. On January 13th, 2018,  investigators served the […]

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Business News

Unlicensed Contractor Busted

Unlicensed Contractor Busted

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced today the arrest of a Baker man for charges relating to doing contracting work without a license. In August of 2017, a report was made to the BCSO pertaining to a couple who purchased a house in Callaway, and paid Timothy Simpler to complete renovations to the home. Simpler […]

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Don’t Be SquHair Now Open

Don’t Be SquHair Now Open

Panama City – Don’t Be SquHair, Panama City’s newest Hair Salon is now open in their newly remodeled location. Located on Hwy 2301, in Bayou George, Don’t Be SquHair is conveniently located for those residing in the Northern part of Bay County. Morgan Isenberg, the proprietress is a Panama City native. She recently returned to […]

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BCSO Warns of Texas Related Scams

BCSO Warns of Texas Related Scams

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office today issued a scam alert for Bay County. Because of the dire flooding situation in Texas seen in the media and on social media, scammers will begin to send out emails and make phone calls in an attempt to fraudulently raise money for flood-relief in Texas.   The BCSO urges […]

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Panama City Kmart to Close

Panama City Kmart to Close

The Panama City Kmart on 15th & Lisenby is closing.  The store will begin liquidating on Thursday, with their final days of operation in December. Kmart is the latest victim of purchasing habits brought on by the internet and its wider array of offerings and pricing. 20,685 total views, 0 views today Share Us Tweet

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School News

Students Working Against Tobacco Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

Students Working Against Tobacco Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

PANAMA CITY, Fla.- The Florida Department of Health in Bay County and Bay County’s Tobacco Free Partnership are recognizing Students Working Against Tobacco, SWAT, this week as they celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is October 23 – 31 annually. It is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation. Red Ribbon Week […]

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Mia Burton, Local Educator Recognized With Shine Award

Mia Burton, Local Educator Recognized With Shine Award

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized eight outstanding educators with the Governor’s Shine Award. The Shine Award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education. In recognition of Blindness Awareness Month, five of the educators honored today teach visually […]

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Bay Booster Club Treasurer Arrested

Bay Booster Club Treasurer Arrested

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday the arrest of Rebecca Kominczak on Friday, October 13, 2017. Kominczak is the treasurer of the Bay High Booster Club and allegedly made personal purchases using a debit/credit card given to her by the Booster Club. The BCSO was contacted last week by the Bay County School Board […]

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Student Who Pointed Gun At Local School Arrested

Student Who Pointed Gun At Local School Arrested

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office arrested a juvenile in connection with an altercation in which the juvenile allegedly pointed a gun at victims. The incident took place outside the gym at a high school basketball game on January 6, 2017. The evening of January 6, the BCSO had two School Resource Deputies working a basketball […]

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Outdoor News

BCSO Rifle Range Open To Hunters

BCSO Rifle Range Open To Hunters

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office will open their rifle range on Saturday, November 4th from 9 am until 1pm. This is to offer hunters the opportunity to sight-in their rifles. The range is located on South Campflowers Road and JD Nolin Road in Bayou George. 1,200 total views, 0 views today Share Us Tweet

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Event CANCELLED  Free Rabies Vaccinations For World Rabies Day

Event CANCELLED Free Rabies Vaccinations For World Rabies Day

NOTE:  This event has been CANCELLED.    PANAMA CITY, Fla.- Today, on World Rabies Day, the Florida Department of Health in Bay County and Bay County Animal Control announces a free rabies vaccination event planned for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 at Frank Brown Park, located at 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, […]

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FWC Rescues Texans Stranded In Storm

FWC Rescues Texans Stranded In Storm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers are continuing to actively assist with disaster response efforts in the Houston area. FWC officers have rescued more than 200 Texans since arriving in the area after being deployed by Governor Scott in response to Texas’ request for emergency assistance. Nearly 125 FWC […]

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Making Kids First Hunting Trip Great

Making Kids First Hunting Trip Great

As sure as I eat black-eyed peas and collard greens with hog jowls every New Year’s Day, we Americans love our traditions. Whether it’s our taste in music, what we wear, what and how we celebrate, or what we like to eat, our culture is centered on tradition. For hunters, our passion for the outdoors […]

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Other Recent Posts

Three Arrested On Beach On Multiple Charges

Three Arrested On Beach On Multiple Charges

On January 16, 2018, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office received a call for service at 2:15 pm in reference to a burglary at a home on Front Beach Road. The resident of the home told deputies a white male on a blue bicycle entered his garage and then left with an item concealed under his […]

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A New Moral Majority? Those that Didn’t Vote for Republican Roy Moore.

A New Moral Majority? Those that Didn’t Vote for Republican Roy Moore.

Bay Community News Kevin Earl Wood, Investigative Reporter allunited@bellsouth.net December 12, 2017  (Type Ctrl + or Ctrl – on Your Windows Computer Keyboard for Easier Reading) Political history was made tonight in today’s Alabama U.S. Senate race when the underdog, Democrat Doug Jones, narrowly defeated the controversial Alabama Judge, Roy Moore. After all polling places […]

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231 Closure

231 Closure

View from the corner of 2301 and Coe. 1,214 total views, 0 views today Share Us Tweet

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