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Slow Down For Jumping Sturgeon

Slow Down For Jumping Sturgeon

Boaters on the Choctawhatchee River now through the end of summer are urged to go slow and be ready to react, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The reason is a growing Gulf sturgeon population and their habit of leaping out of the water at the most inopportune times. About a […]

By June 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
FWC Asking For Input On Large Mouth Bass Management

FWC Asking For Input On Large Mouth Bass Management

It is time to speak out about Florida’s proposed change to large-mouth bass management by filling out an online survey or attending a local meeting (see MyFWC.com/Calendar). The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants to be sure management strategies optimize use and enjoyment of these fish in a sustainable manner. Black bass — […]

Amberjack and Triggerfish Close In State Waters June 1

Amberjack and Triggerfish Close In State Waters June 1

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) closes June 1 and will remain closed through July 31, reopening Aug. 1. In federal Gulf waters, greater amberjack will also be closed June 1 through July 31. Gray triggerfish closed in Gulf federal waters […]

Apply For Fall Quota Permits In June!

Apply For Fall Quota Permits In June!

How many of us hunters are on Facebook? Well, did you know that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) now has its own “HuntFlorida” Facebook page? Next time you log in, go to Facebook.com/HGM.FWC and give us a “like,” so you can stay abreast of the many advertised hunting opportunities and hear about […]

Changes To Commercial Oyster Harvest

Changes To Commercial Oyster Harvest

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) made several changes that will be in effect from June 1 through Aug. 31 this year, in Apalachicola Bay in an effort to conserve oyster resources. The FWC has been working with the Franklin County oyster industry to implement these temporary changes. Apalachicola Bay oysters have significantly […]

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 […]

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 go to the rebuilding and […]

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 […]

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. […]

By April 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

School News

Coach Painter Surrenders

Coach Painter Surrenders

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Gulf Coast State College on May 5, 2014, in reference to a complaint by the school that the coach of the girl’s softball team was suspected of stealing money. Investigators learned that several of the players on the team had recently complained to the college of mistreatment […]

Bay HS Teacher Winds Teacher Excellence Award

Bay HS Teacher Winds Teacher Excellence Award

Panama City, FL – Bay High School teacher Maegan DeMoss is the 2014 recipient of the Henshaw-Whitley Teacher Excellence Award. She is a reading teacher who works with students to improve their reading skills. Letters of recommendation about Mrs. DeMoss described her dedication to her students as a teacher who believes in her students, provides […]

A Night Of H.O.P.E. At Jenks Middle School

A Night Of H.O.P.E. At Jenks Middle School

Hornets Offering Poetic Expressions The celebration of poetry serves a unique purpose. It is a student-centered event, which showcases poetry talents from our very own diverse student population. The community is invited to attend. Our students will also demonstrate the character trait of generosity, by donating newly purchased poetry books to the Panama City Nursing […]

Marine Science Educators to Meet At Surfside Middle School

Marine Science Educators to Meet At Surfside Middle School

Panama City, FL – A group of Marine Science educators from across the state will attend sessions at Surfside Middle School on Saturday, April 26, 2014 as a part of a weekend conference in Panama City. The Saturday sessions will take place from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. in the Surfside cafeteria. There will be exhibits and a STEM Panel along with workshops for teacher […]

By April 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By April 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Public Announcements

Florida Department Of Health In Bay County: Preventing Vibrio Vulnificus

Florida Department Of Health In Bay County: Preventing Vibrio Vulnificus

Bay County –The Florida Department of Health in Bay County encourages individuals to remain aware of the slight risk of a bacterial infection, Vibrio Vulnificus (VV), which is present in warm coastal waters throughout the world during the hottest times of the year. People with liver disease, diabetes, or weakened immune systems are at particular […]

What Does Free Speech, Murder of Reporters in France, Florida Bay County Clerk of Court Bill Kinsaul, and 14th Judicial Circuit Public Defender Herman Laramore all Have In Common?

What Does Free Speech, Murder of Reporters in France, Florida Bay County Clerk of Court Bill Kinsaul, and 14th Judicial Circuit Public Defender Herman Laramore all Have In Common?

Panama City, Bay County, Florida Thursday, January 8, 2015 www.baycommunitynews.com By: Kevin Earl Wood, Email: allunited@bellsouth.net The answer to the question of “What Does Free Speech, Murder of Reporters in France, Florida Bay County elected Clerk of Court Bill Kinsaul, and elected 14th Judicial Circuit Public Defender Herman Laramore all Have In Common?”, although not funny, it […]

Reporter Celebrates Birthday…Turns 60…Hopefully, More to Come…Stay Tuned…

Reporter Celebrates Birthday…Turns 60…Hopefully, More to Come…Stay Tuned…

Panama City, Bay County, Florida Friday, July 11, 2014 www.baycommunitynews.com By: Kevin Earl Wood, Email: allunited@bellsouth.net I’m the big 60 today on 7/11, a birthday that has been lucky for me so far and I feel like a cave man – yeah the Stone Age! I’ m kinda like a birthday candle – I’m burning out! I’m […]

Thursday Celebration In St. Andrews.

Thursday Celebration In St. Andrews.

Historic St. Andrews Sunset Market – There is no need to go to Key West to celebrate Sunset, we’re doing it up right here in Historic St. Andrews every Thursday night until October 9th!   Come stroll the streets of St. Andrews beginning at 4:00 pm each Thursday afternoon and listen to live music, catch street performers in […]

By June 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Joe Smiley Prompoted To Captain Of The BCSO Warrants Division

Joe Smiley Prompoted To Captain Of The BCSO Warrants Division

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office today announced the promotion of Joe Smiley, a Lieutenant in the Warrants Division, to the rank of Captain and Warrants Division Commander. After several months as an auxiliary Officer for the Panama City Beach Police Department, Captain Smiley joined the Bay County Sheriff’s Office in 1990 and served as a […]

Other Recent Posts

Florida Senate Craps on Victims of Crimes’ “Right to Record” Evidence of the Crimes Against Them

Florida Senate Craps on Victims of Crimes’ “Right to Record” Evidence of the Crimes Against Them

Panama City, Bay County, Florida Sunday, April 12, 2015 www.baycommunitynews.com By: Kevin Earl Wood, Email: allunited@bellsouth.net Bay Community News has been aggressively lobbying the Florida Senate to pass a law allowing ALL victims of crime to “record” evidence of the crimes against them.  Particularly crimes by law enforcement officers. Yesterday, Saturday, April 11, 2015, a black man, […]

Multiple Shooting on Panama City Beach Florida Leaves Three Still Critical, But Four Stable in Hospital

Multiple Shooting on Panama City Beach Florida Leaves Three Still Critical, But Four Stable in Hospital

Panama City, Bay County, Florida Saturday, March 28, 2015 www.baycommunitynews.com By: Kevin Earl Wood, Email: allunited@bellsouth.net A Saturday morning shooting on Panama City Beach, Florida has left seven spring breakers injured who are currently being treated in Panama City area hospitals. Four of those injured were transported to Bay Medical Sacred Heart Center in Panama City.  As of […]

Body Found In Bayou George Home

Body Found In Bayou George Home

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call January 24 at 10:22 pm in reference to an incident of domestic violence in Bayou George. Deputies went to the area of Shannon Circle and C.R. 2301. Deputies met with Erin Goodwin, age 34, who stated her husband, Christopher Williams, age 29, had attacked her […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →