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Panama City Beach Planning Board to not recommend rental scooter ban

Date: 5/16/2017 5:14:00 PM

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - Monday's Panama City Beach Planning Board meeting was a small victory for scooter rental business owners, who have fought for several years to keep their businesses thriving on Front Beach Road. In a split vote, board members

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US approves $7M oil spill project list

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Date: 5/16/2017 2:46:00 PM

PANAMA CITY — Projects ranging from high-speed Internet to an East Pass study could begin as early as the fall after the U.S. Department of Treasury approved Bay County’s project list. Bay County submitted the plan to fund nine projects totaling more

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Students compete at Panama City Beach Music Festival

Date: 5/13/2017 9:23:00 PM

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - Middle and high school musicians from across the southeast are at the World's Most Beautiful Beaches this weekend to compete in the Panama City Beach Music Festival. More than 20 concert bands, marching bands, jazz bands

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Bay District School 'Dives' Into STEM Fields for 'Month of the Military Diver'

Date: 5/12/2017 9:28:00 PM

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - Hundreds of Bay District School students spent the day learning how to be a diver. On Friday, The Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) celebrated 'The Month of the Military Diver' at NSA Panama City. "We've had a lot

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Scooter Rentals Discussed At Beach Council Meeting

Date: 5/11/2017 10:28:00 PM

BAY COUNTY, Fl - The Panama City Beach City Council meeting drew a large crowd Thursday night. The big topic was scooter rentals, and emotions ran high. There were two different ordinances on the agenda regarding scooter rentals. The first was to prohibit

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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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