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Last Day To Vote In Municiple Elections

Last Day To Vote In Municiple Elections

Tomorrow, Tuesday April 22nd is the last day to cast your ballot in the 2014 Municipal Super Tuesday Election. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the following locations:
Callaway: Callaway Arts & Conference Center, 500 Callaway Parkway
Mexico Beach: Mexico Beach Civic Center, 105 North 31st Street
P.C. Beach: Frank Brown Park, 16200 [...]

By April 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Shooting On Hobbs Road

Shooting On Hobbs Road

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in reference to a shooting last night shortly before midnight at 4030 Hobbs Road, Southport.
Deputies arrived to find the victim had been shot five times at close range. EMS took the victim to a local hospital.

BCSO Criminal Investigators have determined that the victim and the suspect’s [...]

By April 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
40 Year Old Accused Of Molesting Three Victims Under 12

40 Year Old Accused Of Molesting Three Victims Under 12

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office arrested David Hale, age 40, of 1414 Park Lane, Panama City, yesterday April 16, 2014, after an investigation was done on allegations Hale molested three victims less than 12 years of age.

The Department of Children and Families contacted the BCSO when they received a report of the alleged molestation of [...]

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Econfina Creek Overflowing

Econfina Creek Overflowing

I have lived in Bay County for 45 years, and in all that time, I cannot remember seeing the Creek so high.  Now, I don’t live on the banks, or run up there after every rainfall, but I have traveled across the creek in the course of a daily commute.
The water, normally crystal clear is [...]

By April 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Abuse of UCF College Student Victoria King During Routine Traffic Stop for Bad Tail Light Appears Headed For Further Cover Up by State of Florida

Abuse of UCF College Student Victoria King During Routine Traffic Stop for Bad Tail Light Appears Headed For Further Cover Up by State of Florida

Panama City, Bay County, Florida
Thursday, April 17, 2014
www.baycommunitynews.com
By: Kevin Earl Wood, Email: allunited@bellsouth.net
Despite efforts by Bay Community News to encourage the State of Florida to conduct a full, timely and fair investigation of the violent misconduct of a University of Central Florida (UCF) Police Department (UCFPD) Officer, Timothy Isaacs, during a routine traffic stop of UCF student [...]

Fish & Wild Life News

FWC Makes Changes For Deer-Hunting In Northwest Florida

FWC Makes Changes For Deer-Hunting In Northwest Florida

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), at its meeting at the Florida Public Safety Institute near Tallahassee today, passed changes that divide the state’s Hunting Zone D (from Pensacola to Tallahassee) into two deer management units (DMUs), each with a unique set of antler-point requirements and antlerless deer harvest days.

These changes take effect [...]

By April 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Conservations Organizations Team Up For Quail

Conservations Organizations Team Up For Quail

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its meeting today near Tallahassee announced a partnership with three other conservation organizations to help the northern bobwhite (quail) and youth shooting programs in Florida and Georgia.
The four partners are the FWC, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources – Wildlife Resources Division (GADNR), Quail Forever and [...]

By April 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Lionfish invasion: FWC Moves Forward With Management Changes

Lionfish invasion: FWC Moves Forward With Management Changes

The lionfish is an invasive species that threatens Florida’s native wildlife and habitat. With that in mind, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on April 16 moved forward with steps to combat the spread of invasive lionfish.

Changes proposed by FWC staff at today’s meeting near Tallahassee will be brought back before the Commission [...]

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FWC moves forward with creation of a Gulf Reef Fish Data Reporting System

FWC moves forward with creation of a Gulf Reef Fish Data Reporting System

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its April 16 meeting in Tallahassee moved forward with a proposal to create a Gulf Reef Fish Data Reporting System that would help improve recreational reef fish data collection in Florida Gulf waters. This new system would help determine how many anglers are targeting reef fish [...]

By April 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Gulf Recreational Red Snapper Season Set

Gulf Recreational Red Snapper Season Set

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the Gulf recreational red snapper season in state waters April 16 at a meeting near Tallahassee. The season will be a total of 52 days in 2014 and will start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 24 this year) and remain open through July 14, closing [...]

By April 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Local Business News

Bruce Cafe Is A Quaint Little Restaurant

Bruce Cafe Is A Quaint Little Restaurant

Recently, I had to go to Freeport for a dental appointment, and my wife rode with me. Following the appointment, we decided to stop and have lunch. Going through Bruce, we had seen this quaint little place every time we drove by, but never took the opportunity to stop. It seemed we were always in [...]

By April 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Drive In Movie Night At Harley Davidson

Drive In Movie Night At Harley Davidson

Don’t miss the VERY FIRST Drive-In Movie Bike Night at Harley-Davidson this Thursday night featuring the movie “Wild Hogs” outside at the Harley Stage. Ride your bike or come in your car…bring a blanket, lawn chair & picnic basket.
Hooters will be selling hot wings and Harley will be serving up sodas & popcorn. Come early [...]

By April 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ride For The Ark

Ride For The Ark

View The Event Flier HERE!

Harley is hosting a charity ride for The Ark (formerly Noah’s Ark) on Saturday, April 26. Attached are details and a poster. We are excited to host two well-known Nashville singer-songwriters during this event, Jerry Arhelger and Harley “Coconut” Lamoureux. All proceeds of this event [...]

By April 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Don’t Fall For The Rockstar Energy Vehicle Wrap Scam

Don’t Fall For The Rockstar Energy Vehicle Wrap Scam

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office issued a scam alert today after receiving complaints from several victims in Bay County.
In this most recent scam, a victim is contacted by an unsolicited email offering a job for ROCKSTAR Energy Drinks. All the victim must do is agree to have their personal vehicle auto-wrapped by ROCKSTAR Energy Drinks [...]

By April 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Panama City Beach Business Awared Governor’s Business Ambassador Award

Panama City Beach Business Awared Governor’s Business Ambassador Award

TALLAHASSEE, FL – During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Gulf Coast Enterprises, Pragmatic Works, and B&C Technologies with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award for their commitment in creating jobs for families in North Florida. The Governor’s Business Ambassador Award is given to individuals for their efforts in creating jobs and opportunities in Florida.

Governor [...]

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School News

Bay District School Employees Win Scholarships

Bay District School Employees Win Scholarships

The Bay Education Foundation is proud to announce the award of Employee Tuition Assistance Scholarships for the Fall 2014 semester to the following Bay District Schools employees.

The Foundation partners with the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations and the Florida Legislature to provide funding for the employee tuition assistance scholarships to BDS employees who are pursuing [...]

By April 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Cherry Street Elementary To Celebrate Military Child Month

Cherry Street Elementary To Celebrate Military Child Month

Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School will commemorate the Month of the Military Child with a breakfast for Cherry Street families on Monday, April 21, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. in the Media Center.
Parents or family members who have served or are currently serving in the United States military are also invited to attend. [...]

By April 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ethan Trent Brown Wins Lahan Scholarship

Ethan Trent Brown Wins Lahan Scholarship

Ethan Trent Brown, a senior at Bay High School, has been awarded the $1,000 Charles Broderick Lahan Scholarship to assist with his college expenses.  Smith is interested in majoring in business at Southeastern University and hopes to continue his education by pursuing a career as the owner of his own business.  He was not only [...]

By April 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Wilderness Camp Registration Now Open

Wilderness Camp Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the Bay County Sheriff’s Office Wilderness Camp. The Camp is offered at no cost to boys, ages eleven to fifteen, that reside within Bay County. Registration forms are available at the main office of the BCSO at 3421 North Highway 77 in Panama City and from any School Resource Deputy.

The [...]

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Citizens Oversight Committe To Meet April 15

Citizens Oversight Committe To Meet April 15

The Citizens Oversight Committee will hold its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in room #213 at the Nelson Building located at 1311 Balboa Avenue.

A records review will be conducted at 8:15 a.m. in room #213, prior to the meeting.
The purpose of the Citizens Oversight Committee is to oversee [...]

By April 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Other Recent Posts

No Cost Child Vaccines Available At The Health Department

No Cost Child Vaccines Available At The Health Department

Ask any parent. When it comes to protecting your baby, you can never do enough. You wash their hands, bundle them up and strap them in. Those are the things you can see. Then there are the risks you can’t see. That’s why most parents go with the safe, proven protection of vaccines.
Nothing protects babies [...]

By April 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Untreated Sewage Spills Into St. Andrews Bay

Untreated Sewage Spills Into St. Andrews Bay

Due to a sewer line blockage, approximately 2000 gallons of untreated sewage overflowed into a storm drain in the 2400 block of Charco Drive in Panama City. The storm drain empties into Robinson Bayou.
Sewage contamination of water can expose bathers to intestinal viruses, bacteria, and parasites.
 
The Florida Department of Health in Bay County advises against [...]

By April 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Tobacco Free Florida Week April 21 – 27

Tobacco Free Florida Week April 21 – 27

Bay County – During the 6th annual Tobacco Free Florida Week, April 21-27, The Florida Department of Health in Bay County’s Tobacco Prevention Program and Tobacco Free Florida are emphasizing the importance of teamwork with health professionals to help smokers quit for good. Team Up to Quit is a statewide effort to raise awareness of [...]

By April 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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