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Flag dedication at Camping World of Panama City

WJHG

Date: 7/8/2017 8:57:00 PM

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - One local business gave a special dedication to our nation's veterans Saturday. Camping World of Panama City dedicated its 80- by 40-foot flag to the men and women who fought for our country. At the event, children from the

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8 of the most crowded US beaches and where to go instead

ABC News

Date: 7/8/2017 1:30:00 AM

Once known as the spring break destination, Panama City Beach was practically synonymous with college-age partying; that is, up until 2015 when the city banned drinking on the beach and cut bar hours. Though the spring break crowds have dwindled in

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Judge approves search warrant for PCB structures

News Herald

Date: 7/7/2017 7:47:00 PM

PANAMA CITY BEACH — A judge approved a warrant Friday that allows city fire and building inspectors to enter two structures — owned by a woman who has been battling with city officials over their motives for the inspections — on Oleander Drive that

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Shrimp Boat Restaurant sold

News Herald

Date: 7/6/2017 7:02:00 PM

PANAMA CITY — An iconic St. Andrews culinary fixture has a new owner. Panama City Beach-based hotel and resort provider By the Sea Resorts announced Thursday it had purchased the Shrimp Boat Restaurant from Ameris Bank. “We are extremely pleased to be

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Shipwreck Island Waterpark makes a splash as one of the nation's best

WTVY

Date: 7/6/2017 11:34:00 AM

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -- A Florida attraction is making its way up on the nation's list of favorites. TripAdvisor named Shipwreck Island Waterpark the 11th best water park in the United States in its Travelers' Choice Award and the park was

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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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