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


The News Herald — Kurt Sprigler, a Keller Williams Realty agent serving Destin and Santa Rosa Beach, shares agent Tomasz Bielenin’s positive outlook, saying it’s a “fantastic market.” This can be an advantageous time for buyers, he said.

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


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Fall of the Magic Mountain

Posted on — TONY SIMMONS

The News Herald — 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 … (Read More)

Bay County restaurants offer take-out, delivery

Posted on — JAN WADDY

The News Herald — 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. … (Read More)

Mass layoffs for BookIt

Posted on — Nathan Cobb

The News Herald — 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


The News Herald — 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

The News Herald — “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 … (Read More)