Panama City Beach Gulf Coast News

9/2/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., September 2, 2020 – A new video from Wildlife Forever, funded in part by a BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grant shows watersport boat owners how to easily follow “Clean, Drain, Dry” at the boat ramp to help prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). Support for the video also…

9/1/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. September 1, 2020 – For the nation’s 12 million boat owners, Labor Day weekend is the last blast, with many enjoying the end-of-summer boating ritual with family and friends aboard, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services and safety…

8/31/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 31, 2020 – Last year, 76,418 recreational boaters had a reason to summon nonemergency, routine assistance from TowBoatUS, the nation’s largest on-water towing service for recreational boaters. Accidentally running aground, dead batteries and dead engines were the chief culprits. Instead…

8/24/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 24, 2020 – A one-two punch with two tropical storms bearing down on the Gulf Coast this week is getting the attention of recreational boaters, leading some to wisely haul out their vessels to a safe location and make storm preparations. Tropical Storm Marco, expected to run along the…

8/24/2020
BoatUS News
Aims to increase fishing line and soft bait recycling by tapping the public for ideas ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 24, 2020 – Have you ever wondered how old, discarded fishing line is recycled and reused? You may be surprised to learn that turning fishing line into new products is labor intensive, requiring a series of…

8/19/2020 8:34:00 PM
WMBB
The nationwide search for a new Panama City Beach Fire Chief has officially been narrowed down to three candidates. The search began after former Chief, Larry Couch, resigned after an ...

8/19/2020 7:12:00 PM
YAHOO!
The mayor and city attorney of a Florida Panhandle city are the latest to be charged in the theft of $5 million in Hurricane Michael debris removal funds, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Lynn Haven M ...

8/19/2020 3:49:50 PM
Panama City WJHG-TV on MSN.com
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG) - The BBC St. Petersburg has arrived in the United States for the first time in Port Panama City. The vessel was launched in May 2020 in Asia, and traveled from Asia to ...

8/19/2020 2:48:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG) - United States Attorney Lawrence Keefe of the Northern District of Florida will hold a press conference today at 2 p.m. in Panama City to announce updates in a major ...

8/18/2020 6:20:00 PM
News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Some residents may soon have to spend up to $1,000 to upgrade their irrigation systems. Beginning this week, the Panama City Beach Utility Department will enforce a state law that ...

8/18/2020 4:39:00 PM
News Herald
PANAMA CITY — Following an internal investigation after the city "received a complaint," Chief Alex Baird of the Panama City Fire Department has resigned. The news came Monday when Baird announced in ...

8/18/2020 2:10:45 PM
Panama City WJHG-TV on MSN.com
Several circumstances played a part in Downtown Panama City losing its timeless feel. Hurst explained, “a lot of the tress got cut down, the bricks got to looking caddy, a lot of the wood structures ...

8/18/2020 8:47:43 AM
Panama City WJHG-TV on MSN.com
The Panama City Fire Chief has resigned after an internal investigation. © Provided by Panama City WJHG-TV Former Panama City Fire Chief Alex Baird res ...

8/17/2020 11:36:00 PM
SFGate
Panama allowed hair salons, retail shops and car lots to open Monday after five months of lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The government also allowed public and private construction projects ...

8/17/2020 8:26:00 PM
WMBB
A Bay County woman is capturing the attention of many as she makes it her mission to keep her husband’s memory alive. She’s doing it with a little help ...

8/17/2020 7:52:00 PM
Reuters
The Unites States will bolster Panama's ability to crack down on money laundering and other acts of graft, the U.S. embassy in the Central American nation announced on Monday following high-level ...

8/17/2020 9:57:00 AM
WMBB
Governor Ron DeSantis visited Panama City on Monday to make an announcement on affordable housing and hurricane recovery.

8/16/2020 12:56:00 PM
WMBB
Editor’s note: this article has been updated since original publication. PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — A water shut-off advisory that was scheduled for Monday morning was moved to Sunday ...

8/15/2020 7:23:00 PM
WMBB
The Panama City Beach City Council approved the first draft of its strategic plan. Council members said they hope that this will be used as a roadmap for ...

8/15/2020 7:21:00 PM
WMBB
The Panama City Beach City Council has decided to give code enforcement more grounds to maintain order in the city. On July 9th, the Council authorized under ...

8/15/2020 12:52:00 PM
WJHG
Panama City Beach City Leaders have laid out a draft for their strategic plan for the next several years. City officials say this is a roadmap developed by the city and community to build a town ...

8/14/2020 6:41:00 PM
WMBB
Louisville baseball player and Arnold alum Lucas Dunn won the 2020 MVP Award for the Florida Collegiate Summer League. Dunn played on the Winter Garden ...

8/14/2020 9:24:00 AM
MSN
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG) - UPDATE 08/14/2020 12:12 p.m.: Panama City Beach Police are releasing more details on the crash that killed a person Friday morning. Police say preliminary ...

8/14/2020 8:00:00 AM
WMBB
According to the Panama City Beach Police Department, a Panama City Beach man is dead after he’s hit and killed while crossing the road in his ...

8/13/2020 8:45:00 PM
WMBB
On Thursday evening, the Panama City Beach Council reached a resolution calling for their mask mandate ordinance to be extended to August 28th at 5 p.m. The ...

8/13/2020 7:38:10 PM
Panama City WJHG-TV on MSN.com
Publishers Clearing House has given away millions of dollars over the years to unsuspecting winners. Thursday, the Prize Patrol stopped in Panama City at William Dent’s house. The group presented Dent ...

8/12/2020 3:59:00 PM
WMBB
Communicator masks, or masks with plastic coverings to show lips, have been a solution for those in the community who are hard of hearing as they allow an ...

8/12/2020 3:57:00 PM
WMBB
When Paul Jones noticed a teen making a post in a Facebook group asking for ways to make an extra income to afford a laptop for school, he knew he had to step in.

8/12/2020 7:02:00 AM
Weirton Daily Times
Jeffry M. McLane, 63, of Panama City Beach, FL, passed away on January 16, 2020. Born to Donald and Phyllis McLane on August 19, 1956 in Kittanning, PA, Jeffry’s career included working at Weirton ...

8/12/2020 4:07:00 AM
Herald Star
Jeffry M. McLane, 63, of Panama City Beach, FL, passed away on January 16, 2020. Born to Donald and Phyllis McLane on August 19, 1956 in Kittanning, PA, Jeffry’s career included working at Weirton ...

8/11/2020 4:16:00 PM
WMBB
After years of planning, the City of Panama City announces a proposal for a waterfront hotel and restaurant at the Panama City marina. The project would be fully ...

8/11/2020 2:43:00 PM
News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — In a time of economic uncertainty, it's even more important to ensure the safety nets are deployed. That's why Pineapple Willy’s restaurant is gearing up for another big ...

8/11/2020 12:51:00 PM
News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH – Dan Rowe, president and CEO of Visit Panama City Beach has been appointed as the 2020-2021 Chair of the Visit Florida board. Visit Panama City Beach is the official ...

8/11/2020 9:32:00 AM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG) - A 15-year-old boy from Panama City Beach has died after an ATV accident. Florida Highway Patrol Troopers say a boy and girl were on an ATV traveling east on on S.

8/11/2020 9:31:00 AM
WMBB
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) – A 15-year-old boy is dead after an ATV crash Monday afternoon. It happened shortly after 4 p.m. on South Lagoon Drive and Palm Way. Florida Highway Patrol ...

8/11/2020 8:14:00 AM
News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — For Mayor Mark Sheldon, its crucial for residents to have a voice in decisions made by the Panama City Beach City Council. Sheldon added that this idea, a driving factor ...

8/11/2020
BoatUS News
PROVIDENCE, R.I., August 11, 2020 – With the move to phase 2 of the Rhode Island Fiberglass Vessel Recycling (RIFVR) Pilot Program to address the disposal issue of recreational boats, project managers have released “Facing the Legacy: Lifecycle Solutions for Fiberglass Boats.” The short video shares the…

8/10/2020 8:41:00 PM
WMBB
Panama City Beach’s CRA Advisory Committee want to bring new improvements to the area and on an accelerated timeline. The committee held their meeting ...

8/10/2020 8:14:00 PM
WMBB
Nothing beats the feeling of stepping out onto a new basketball court. That’s what the Arnold boys basketball team got to do this week now that their ...

8/10/2020 10:05:00 AM
WMBB
The Panama City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult. Leif Johnson, a 40 year-old white male, last seen in the area ...







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