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Beach erosion causing some concerns in Panama City Beach

Date: 6/23/2016 9:24:00 PM

Copyright 2016 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The beaches bring in millions of dollars to our local economy each year, and that is why tourism officials are

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Panama City Beach tent ban voted down


Date: 6/23/2016 3:24:00 PM

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP)--Panama City Beach City Council says you can put a tent anywhere you want on the beach after voting unanimously against a tent ban. Council members voted Thursday against a proposed law which would have prohibited tents

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Panama City Beach Council to hear tent ban ordinance

News Herald

Date: 6/23/2016 8:03:00 AM

PANAMA CITY BEACH — The Panama City Beach City Council will consider Thursday an ordinance banning canopies within 30 feet of the water line on sandy beaches between Memorial Day and Labor Day for a first reading. The proposed ordinance is the latest

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Panama City Beach family visited by stray black bear

News Herald

Date: 6/22/2016 7:01:00 PM

PANAMA CITY BEACH — Most guests come in through the front door, eat some food, help clean up the kitchen, and then go. But one Panama City Beach family was joined by a far less polite visitor earlier this week. An uninvited black bear scrambled over the

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Dance Competition brings in thousands and boosts business in Panama City

Date: 6/22/2016 4:43:00 PM

A national dance competition is hosting its finals at the Marina Civic Center this week. The event is bringing a large number of visitors to Panama City, and with it, an economic boost. The competitions have been coming to Bay County for over 15 years

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Panama City | Panama City Beach | is a community in Bay County, Florida, United States located along U.S. Route 98 and is the largest city between Tallahassee and Pensacola. This municipality is located on the panhandle of northwest Florida on beautiful St. Andrews Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Panama City is known as a popular tourist location year round offering a comfortable climate and friendly atmosphere.

Panama City's attributes provide a highly attractive living environment compatible with a variety of tastes and life styles. Cited most often are: pleasant climate, attractive housing opportunities, fishing and water sports, arts and entertainment and a pleasing small town environment for raising a family.

Panama City is located at 30°10'28?N 85°39'52?W (30.174451, -85.664480), within the Florida Panhandle and along the Emerald Coast. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city limits encompass an area of 35.4 square miles, of which 29.3 square miles is land and 6.2 square miles, or 17.39%, is water. Panama City has a humid subtropical climate, with short, mild winters and long, hot and humid summers. In January, temperatures fall to 37°F, and in summer, rise to 91°F (33°C), although in the winter of 2010, temperatures plummeted to 15°F. Tyndall Air Force Base is located east of the city. The HHT 1-153 CAV is stationed there. It is part of Florida Army National Guard's 53rd Infantry Brigade.

The city was served by the Panama City-Bay County International Airport (PFN) until May 22, 2010. It was replaced by the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) with Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

Panama City Beach is a city in Bay County, Florida, United States, on the Gulf of Mexico coast. The city is often referred to under the umbrella term of "Panama City", despite being a distinct municipality from the older and larger inland Panama City to the east, making Panama City and Panama City Beach two separate cities. Panama City Beach's slogan is "The World's Most Beautiful Beaches" due to the unique sugar-white sandy beaches of northwest Florida.

For quite some time Panama City Beach has been a popular vacation destination, especially among people in the Southern United States. The city is also a very popular spring break destination, sometimes having been referred to as "The Spring Break Capital of the World”, due to about 100,000+ college and high school students who would arrive during the months of March and April.
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