Updated: 9:30 PM Florida has averaged 3.2 executions a year since the death penalty was reinstated in 1979. Legislation on the Governor's desk is designed to speed up executions even more, but it may have the opposite effect.
Updated: 5:29 PM State lawmakers recently passed “Let Kids Be Kids” bill focusing on allowing foster children to live lives as similar to their peers as possible. Lawmakers are in Washington trying to help reform the national foster care system.
Updated: 11:59 AM Destin has contracted with Gator Dredging to dredge the Old Pass Lagoon Channel adjacent to the Marler Bridge in East Pass beginning Saturday, May 11. The project is scheduled to be completed no later than May 24.
Posted: 10:18 AM Attention all job seekers! Get dressed in your best professional attire, print out some copies of your resume and come to the Chipley Job Fair being hosted by Goodwill Industries- Big Bend, Inc.
Updated: 4:36 PM Each week we acknowledge one of Northwest Florida's deserving teachers with the Golden Apple award, this week's recipient is the band director at Rutherford High School. Not one, not two, but several students nominated Mr. James Colvin for the honor.
Updated: 9:14 AM Big changes are in store for the old airport property if things go according to plan. The St. Andrew Bay Land Company is preparing to present its proposed development to the Panama City planning board next week.
Updated: 9:04 PM Across Florida announcements have been made about new jobs moving to the sunshine state, however opponents say decisions lawmakers made this session will keep tens of thousands of new jobs form moving to Florida.
Updated: 9:19 PM The Bay County Commission and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are hosting a series of public shooting range events at the Campflowers Gun Range as they work toward establishing a permanent public facility at another location.
Updated: 8:45 PM Every time a pharmacist delivers a prescription for pain pills, the person's name goes into a state database. The database, which is credited with saving lives, has had a rocky time with funding, and its future is now in the hands of the Governor.
Updated: 8:41 PM Destin residents are getting the chance to decide whether they want to raise the millage cap to help fund their fire district. Early voting began this week. The proposal to raise the millage cap to a 3.75 seems to have split the city.
Updated: 10:15 AM Visitors injected more than a billion dollars into the local economy last year. The Panama City Beach Convention and Visitor's Bureau is hosting a free cook-out on Wednesday to say thanks.