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Merritt Brown Student Who Posted Crazy Clown Threat Arrested

Merritt Brown Student Who Posted Crazy Clown Threat Arrested

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office was contacted on October 18, 2016, at about 9:30 pm, by a concerned parent of a Merritt Brown Middle School student. The parent reported a threat that appeared on social media against students at Merritt Brown Middle School. The parent stated to deputies that the threat was posted on Instagram […]

By October 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
BCSO Looking For Man Who Exposed Himself To Kids

BCSO Looking For Man Who Exposed Himself To Kids

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man suspected of exposing himself to children twice last week in Bay County. The man in his vehicle was captured on video in the area of the incident. A man approached two sets of children in the Callaway area after they […]

By October 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
BCSO Responds To 3 Synthetic Drug Calls

BCSO Responds To 3 Synthetic Drug Calls

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office released information today on three suspicious person calls on October 5, 2016. All three were at the same location and had used the same synthetic hallucinogenic narcotic similar to LSD. Shortly after midnight on October 5 th, deputies responded to St. Thomas Square on Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, due […]

By October 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
BCSO ISO WM Who Fraudulently Used Stolen Debit Card

BCSO ISO WM Who Fraudulently Used Stolen Debit Card

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fraudulent use of a credit card. On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, a woman from Navarre, Florida noticed that her debit card was missing. When she checked her account, she discovered that someone had used her card to conduct a fraudulent transaction at a convenience store in Panama […]

By September 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Business News

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.

By September 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
BCSO Issues New Scam Alert

BCSO Issues New Scam Alert

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office issued a Scam Alert today, September 8, 2016, after receiving complaints from residents of Bay County that they are being called by someone claiming to represent a business or government agency but are really scammers. Victims state they got a phone call and that the appropriate business or government agency’s […]

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Football Moms (And Dads):  FHSAA Board of Directors Meeting Today and Tomorrow (June 13-14) Will Continue to Ignore the Threat of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Brain Damage to Public School Youth Who Play Tackle Football —  Will Florida Be Sued for Millions for Intentionally Hiding the Truth From Parents?

Football Moms (And Dads): FHSAA Board of Directors Meeting Today and Tomorrow (June 13-14) Will Continue to Ignore the Threat of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Brain Damage to Public School Youth Who Play Tackle Football — Will Florida Be Sued for Millions for Intentionally Hiding the Truth From Parents?

By Kevin Earl Wood, Investigative Reporter, Bay Community News EMAIL: allunited@bellsouth.net Published June 13, 2016 (Note to Readers:  Try pressing CTRL + or CTRL – on your keyboard in your Web browser to increase or decrease story text size for better readability.)     FHSAA – Failing Miserably at “Fully” Warning Moms and Dads That There is a Real Danger […]

Additional Speakers Announced For Degrees To Jobs Summit

Additional Speakers Announced For Degrees To Jobs Summit

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the official schedule of the 2016 Degrees to Jobs Summit. In addition to an exciting lineup of keynote and featured speakers, the Degrees to Jobs Summit will include a wide array of breakout sessions focused on important higher education topics including college affordability, leadership accountability and how […]

By May 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Outdoor News

National Hunting and Fishing Day Sep. 24th

National Hunting and Fishing Day Sep. 24th

Next time you head outdoors, take a look around you: many of the fish and wildlife species you see, as well as their habitats, are healthy because of hunters and anglers. Additionally, from boat ramps to shooting ranges, artificial reefs to educational programs, Florida’s more than 7 million hunters and anglers fund and support access […]

By September 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Football MOMS Versus the NFL – Silence of the Lambs No More – Skinning the NFL

Football MOMS Versus the NFL – Silence of the Lambs No More – Skinning the NFL

By Kevin Earl Wood, Investigative Reporter Bay Community News Panama City, Florida allunited@bellsouth.net Published February 5, 2016 The movie “Concussion“, starring superstar Will Smith, has created a storm of controversy following its Christmas Day release in U.S. theaters. Mothers and others across the nation are slowly learning how playing high-impact contact sports, particularly the extremely violent game […]

Safe Boating Saves Lives

Safe Boating Saves Lives

FLORIDA FISH & WILDLIFE COMMISSION – Although Florida’s boating season never really ends, the traditional start is marked by National Safe Boating Week, May 21–27. The week is a time for boaters to focus on simple and effective steps that make boating safer. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants all boaters to […]

By May 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Football Brain Damage Threat to Children- FHSAA Meeting Today to Discuss Problems and Solutions

Football Brain Damage Threat to Children- FHSAA Meeting Today to Discuss Problems and Solutions

By Kevin Earl Wood, Investigative Reporter Bay Community News Panama City, Florida allunited@bellsouth.net Published January 19, 2015, 3:00 pm CST The  Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) of the Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA) will be meeting today in Gainesville to address the serious threat of brain damage to high school athletes who participate in high-impact […]

School News

The Destructive Brain Disease CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) Now Found in College Football Players – Not Just the NFL.  Florida Officials, Particularly the FHSAA, Still Refuse to “FULLY” Inform Parents of the Dangers of CTE to Their Children/Youth/Young Adults in Football

The Destructive Brain Disease CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) Now Found in College Football Players – Not Just the NFL. Florida Officials, Particularly the FHSAA, Still Refuse to “FULLY” Inform Parents of the Dangers of CTE to Their Children/Youth/Young Adults in Football

By Kevin Earl Wood, Investigative Reporter, Bay Community News EMAIL: allunited@bellsouth.net Published October 20, 2016 Update October 22, 2016 ESPN: CTE Found in MMA Fighter Jordan Parsons (Note to Readers: Try pressing CTRL + or CTRL – on your keyboard in your Web browser to increase or decrease story text size for better readability.) A joint research study […]

Merritt Brown Student Who Posted Crazy Clown Threat Arrested

Merritt Brown Student Who Posted Crazy Clown Threat Arrested

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office was contacted on October 18, 2016, at about 9:30 pm, by a concerned parent of a Merritt Brown Middle School student. The parent reported a threat that appeared on social media against students at Merritt Brown Middle School. The parent stated to deputies that the threat was posted on Instagram […]

By October 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Football Moms (And Dads):  FHSAA Board of Directors Meeting Today and Tomorrow (June 13-14) Will Continue to Ignore the Threat of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Brain Damage to Public School Youth Who Play Tackle Football —  Will Florida Be Sued for Millions for Intentionally Hiding the Truth From Parents?

Football Moms (And Dads): FHSAA Board of Directors Meeting Today and Tomorrow (June 13-14) Will Continue to Ignore the Threat of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Brain Damage to Public School Youth Who Play Tackle Football — Will Florida Be Sued for Millions for Intentionally Hiding the Truth From Parents?

By Kevin Earl Wood, Investigative Reporter, Bay Community News EMAIL: allunited@bellsouth.net Published June 13, 2016 (Note to Readers:  Try pressing CTRL + or CTRL – on your keyboard in your Web browser to increase or decrease story text size for better readability.)     FHSAA – Failing Miserably at “Fully” Warning Moms and Dads That There is a Real Danger […]

Football MOMS Versus the NFL – Silence of the Lambs No More – Skinning the NFL

Football MOMS Versus the NFL – Silence of the Lambs No More – Skinning the NFL

By Kevin Earl Wood, Investigative Reporter Bay Community News Panama City, Florida allunited@bellsouth.net Published February 5, 2016 The movie “Concussion“, starring superstar Will Smith, has created a storm of controversy following its Christmas Day release in U.S. theaters. Mothers and others across the nation are slowly learning how playing high-impact contact sports, particularly the extremely violent game […]

Other Recent Posts

Multiple Grand Theft Charges For 3 Men

Multiple Grand Theft Charges For 3 Men

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of three Bay County men in reference to numerous thefts occurring around the Bay County area. Over the course of the last few weeks, the sheriff’s office has taken numerous reports of the theft of trailers and tools. Information developed as a result of those reports identified […]

By September 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
BCSO Seeking Vehicle Burglary Suspects

BCSO Seeking Vehicle Burglary Suspects

Over the weekend, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to numerous vehicle burglaries where a window was broken to make entry into the vehicle. The suspect or suspects appeared to be targeting vehicles with purses or other valuables left in plain sight, in parking lots or gatherings where the vehicles would be parked for a […]

By September 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Traffic Stop Results In Marijuana Arrest

Traffic Stop Results In Marijuana Arrest

On Friday September 23, 2016 Investigators from the Bay County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division conducted a traffic stop on Kirk T. McClard (DOB 12/13/1997). After probable cause was obtained to search the vehicle, marijuana, paraphernalia and a concealed pistol were found by the Investigators. McClard was arrested and booked into the Bay County Jail […]

By September 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →