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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Local Realtors: ‘We’re going to be OK’


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Fall of the Magic Mountain

Posted on — TONY SIMMONS

PANAMA CITY BEACH — Time, as J.R.R. Tolkein told us, devours all things — even beats high mountains down.Time finally caught up with the Magic Mountain on Front Beach Road this month. Originally constructed in the 1950s, it grew famous … (Read More)

Bay County restaurants offer take-out, delivery

Posted on — JAN WADDY

PANAMA CITY — Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Friday closing all restaurant dining areas to help contain the spread of COVID-19. The following restaurants offer to-go and delivery options.PANAMA CITY Somethin’s Cookin’, 93 E. 11th St.: Offering to-go … (Read More)

Mass layoffs for BookIt

Posted on — Nathan Cobb

According to Kim Bodine, executive director for Career Source Gulf Coast, many people have recently flocked to her office to file for unemployment after being laid off from Book-It.

CELEBRATE OUTDOORS: Shorebirds nesting earlier


According to a release from Audubon Florida, the season’s first reported nests have come from Dog Island, with three Snowy Plover pairs successfully laying eggs about mid-February. The season historically began on March 1.

Lynn Haven lays groundwork for food trucks

Posted on — JAN WADDY

“Lynn Haven has never had a food truck ordinance,” City Commissioner Judy Tinder said. “With the growing interest in food trucks, the commission chose to create a city ordinance regarding them to ensure the safety of our Lynn Haven residents.”

Cruise into the Weekend

Posted on — TONY SIMMONS

PANAMA CITY BEACH — The spring rally of Emerald Coast Cruizin’ is in full gear at Aaron Bessant Park this weekend.The event began early with vendor village set-up, block parties, live music and more starting Wednesday. But the fun only … (Read More)