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President Signs Amendment taking 40 acres of the Cape out of the CBRA zone

Mar 14 at 8:46 AM Next GREAT News! By Tim Croft / The Port St. Joe Star | 850-227-7827 / @PSJ_Star | tcroft@starfl.com Posted Mar 14, 2019 at 1:01 AM    President Donald Trump on Tuesday afternoon signed legislation that included an amendment removing some 40 acres in Gulf County from a Coastal Barriers Resource Act (CBRA) zone. The bill, a lands package combining Read More

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Tourism money going to storm-damaged areas of Florida

Posted: 2:57 PM, February 25, 2019Updated: 2:57 PM, February 25, 2019 Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s tourism-marketing arm Monday awarded $858,000 to communities that sustained heavy damage in Hurricane Michael. Visit Florida announced tourism-promotion money will be divided among the Panama City Community Development Council, the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau Read More

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Gulf County Scallop Season Announces

FWC announces Gulf County scallop season dates Karl Etters, Tallahassee DemocratPublished 5:23 p.m. ET Feb. 21, 2019 Florida wildlife commissioners approved a month-long scallop season in Gulf County, which has been ravaged by red tide over the past few years. (Photo11: Ric Rolon, AP) Florida wildlife commissioners approved a month-long scallop season in Gulf County, which Read More

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St. Joseph Bay Scallop Season in Peril

Tim Croft / The Port St. Joe Star | 850-227-7827 / @PSJ_Star | tcroft@starfl.com Posted Feb 14, 2019 at 1:01 AM    Chalk up on more potential casualty to Hurricane Michael; the 2019 scallop harvest season in St. Joseph Bay. During a public workshop last week researchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reviewed recent seasons and restoration Read More

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County CBRA legislation clears Senate

By Tim Croft / The Port St. Joe Star | 850-227-7827 / @PSJ_Star | tcroft@starfl.com Posted Feb 14, 2019 at 1:00 AM    After a misfire in the U.S. House of Representatives late last year, language to begin to peel Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) designation from county lands was approved Tuesday by the U.S.Senate. A “Lands Package,” legislation combining Read More

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Update on Beach Restoration Project

The funding for the beach restoration project is completely in place.  Many thanks to Representative Halsey Beshears and Senator Bill  Montford.  The County’s portion and the MSTU portion is in the bank.  So now, it is not a matter of if, but of when.  Permitting has taken longer than expected due to all of the Read More