Panama City Beach Gulf Coast News

7/11/2018 1:39:00 PM
BroadwayWorld
The 6th Annual Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam is set for August 30-September 2, 2018 in beautiful Panama City Beach, and the popular "CMT Hot 20 Countdown" show is returning to record a special episode highligh...

7/10/2018 1:37:00 PM
KWQC-TV6
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -- According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, plastic straws are among the top five items collected on the beach every year. In Panama City Be...

7/9/2018 4:21:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, plastic straws are among the top five items collected on the beach every year. Here in Panama Cit...

7/9/2018 2:06:00 PM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Washing ashore on July 4, 1988, the victim most likely of a shark attack, the aptly-named Liberty the Loggerhead sea turtle was about to become one lucky lady. Her front flippers b...

7/8/2018 3:16:00 PM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — It looks like an oversized winged aquatic slug, and not a very pretty one at that. This season, beachgoers have been catching them at what seems to be higher-than-average rates alo...

7/6/2018 1:57:00 PM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — The hottest thing on the beach Friday wasn’t the sun. It was 90-pound Darby the mini pig, who turned heads and cameras as she trotted on the beach. Kim Smith of Tennessee said she’ ...

7/5/2018 5:37:00 PM
WMBB
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - The Fourth of July celebrations are coming to a close, and Panama City Beach officials are hoping they won't see a 'trace' of the holiday on the sandy beaches. "Something tha...

7/4/2018 9:25:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY BEACH, (WJHG/WECP) - Locals and tourists packed the M.B. Miller County Pier to check out the fireworks show Wednesday. Visit Panama City Beach put on the event. Organizers had a simultaneo...

7/3/2018 3:55:00 PM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — As with most celebrations, Independence Day creates its fair share of extra debris — firework shells, paper plates, etc. — that city employees often have to pick up. “The July Four...

7/2/2018 1:32:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG) - Independence Day is coming up and that means celebrations are happening in our area. We had a guest with Visit Panama City Beach to tell you what you can expect this week. The festivities are starting Tuesday night with a ...

7/2/2018 4:14:00 AM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY — Nothing says summer like a sunset dinner by the water while listening to live music. The new, free concert series, hosted by Destination Panama City, is continuing through July 31, with shows from 6:30-8 p.m. on Mondays at the Panama ...

6/29/2018 8:23:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Some Americans are using their freedom to do some traveling this Fourth of July holiday weekend. "It's just nice, even though it's hot. You can tell there's a nice breeze. It's just beautiful," Benjamin James, a ...

6/27/2018 4:42:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Some nuisance critters washed up on the east end of Panama City Beach Tuesday. A few beachgoers sent us pictures of blue button jellyfish in the relatively clear water of the Gulf. According to Scott Jackson with the ...

6/24/2018 7:51:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A boat was spinning out of control in the Panama City Marina Sunday afternoon. Multiple agencies responded to the Panama City Marina Sunday afternoon after they said a boater was thrown off his boat when a wave hit.

6/24/2018 9:46:00 AM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Single red flags are flying on all Gulf of Mexico beaches in Bay County today, signaling a high risk for potential rip currents. Rip currents carry water away from shore. If you are caught in one, do not fight the current by trying to ...

6/22/2018 1:53:00 PM
WTVY
Sand, sun, and fireworks. Celebrate our nation's independence at the beach. Catie Feeney with Visit Panama City Beach has details on the "Real. Fun. Fourth." Sand, sun, and fireworks. Celebrate our nation's independence at the beach. Catie Feeney with ...

6/19/2018 4:51:00 PM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — After seven drownings in the past month, law enforcement and government officials are urging people to be careful when they head to the beach. Bay County Beach Operations supervisor Tabitha Kimball encouraged people to stay near ...

6/17/2018 8:44:00 PM
WMBB
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - The Grand Slam World Series of Baseball event not only brings a great level of competition to Panama City Beach, but also thousands of visitors. "We fill up all the hotels and condos, people blame us for the bad traffic but that's ...

6/8/2018 3:15:00 PM
WMBB
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - A beloved summertime tradition in Panama City Beach has returned bringing great food and live music for the entire family. Over 2000 people attended the opening night of the annual Summer Concert Series. Kicking off the 10 week ...

5/30/2018 10:53:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Parasailers were in the air, a jet skier was cruising in the waves and in the middle of it all a whale shark was peacefully gliding along the coast of Panama City Beach on Thursday. “That’s the coolest,” said Sachel Ohlman-Vance ...

5/29/2018 11:26:00 AM
al.com
The Gulf Coast escaped Alberto without too much damage but the first named storm of the season did spawn some cool video. Alberto's winds created a mini-waterspout at a resort swimming pool near Panama City. The "pool-nado" was captured on video by Justin ...

5/28/2018 6:17:00 AM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The water turned up an unexpected visitor to our beaches Sunday. Around 11 a.m. Sienna Hagan said a Hammerhead Shark washed ashore in Panama City Beach. Video shows some people removed something from the shark's mouth ...

5/25/2018 9:02:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Some say hotel cancellations started rolling in this week just before a sub-tropical storm is expected to affect our area of the Panhandle. Some say Memorial Day weekend is the start of the Summer tourism season.

5/21/2018 9:19:00 AM
WVTM 13
A 5-year-old Alabama boy died after getting caught up in rough surf on Florida's Gulf Coast. The News Herald reports Christian Doyle of Dothan, Alabama, was one of three swimmers pulled from the water off Panama City Beach on Saturday evening. Officials ...

5/18/2018 7:58:00 AM
WTVY
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) --Panama City Beach locals and visitors will soon be able to say goodbye to splinters as they make their way to the sandy beaches. According to beach officials, 55 public beach access points are getting upgraded.

5/16/2018 9:00:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A kayak fishing guide had a close encounter with a hammerhead shark over the weekend. Pony Donald of The Floating Fisherman took video of the shark that kept following him just offshore Panama City Beach on his way ...

5/16/2018 3:25:00 PM
Travel Weekly
Fourth of July week in Panama City Beach will be packed with family-friendly happenings from fireworks to concerts at venues around the city. The activities run from July 1 to 6 and begin with the Light Up the Bay fireworks display the evening of July 1 at ...

5/14/2018 12:27:00 PM
al.com
On the secluded shores of Shell Island, the calm emerald waters of St. Andrew Bay sparkle under the bright morning sun. The water is clear as crystal--a purple sea urchin is visible three feet below the surface. A quick survey around the area reveals a ...

5/14/2018 8:29:00 AM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — A kayaker off of Panama City Beach this weekend had a run-in with what seemed to be a hungry hammerhead shark. Capable of sensing a teaspoon's worth of blood in an Olympic swimming pool, the hammerhead had no problem locating the pile ...

5/14/2018 5:36:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
PANAMA CITY BEACH — A night-time boat crash involving a vessel slamming into the jetties ended with seven people being checked out at local hospitals, though none with serious injuries, according to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office. “We had a small ...

5/14/2018 4:20:00 AM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — The St. Joe Co. and a real estate development company out of Miami are planning a joint venture to develop a new full-service resort hotel of up to 250 rooms within Pier Park. The project, which is proposed to be built on six acres ...

5/11/2018 8:52:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FlA. (WJHG/WECP) - It's a not-so-easy test of athleticism, but every year, athletes prepare to compete in Panama City Beach's Ironman 70.3 Gulf Coast competition. This year organizers are hoping for the largest showing yet. The IRONMAN ...

5/11/2018 8:22:00 AM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH - An agreement and task order for the second phase of the Bay Parkway extension and an expansion of code enforcement’s ability to handle garbage and trash were some of the items the Panama City Beach City Council unanimously approved ...

5/9/2018 8:38:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Visit Panama City Beach hosted its annual Tourism Appreciation event putting a spotlight on the industry and those who help make the city a year-round destination. The event was held at the M.B. Miller County Pier in ...

5/7/2018 9:00:00 PM
WJHG
BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Panama City is home to a couple of marinas that are popular with locals and visitors. Now city leaders are talking about a way to connect the spaces and in turn, raise property values. Some locals we spoke to Monday say they ...

5/7/2018 8:40:00 PM
WMBB
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - In just under a month thousands of students across Bay County will say good bye to the classrooms and hello to summer vacation. But many parents in Panama City say keeping the kids busy is hard. "It's very important to keep them busy ...

5/7/2018 1:57:00 PM
The News Herald
Residents of Panama City living in the area of Charco Drive, Jeremy Lane and Nicole Drive are under a boil water notice. Due to emergency water line repairs made on Monday, May 7, 2018 , a loss of water pressure will be experienced. Therefore, a ...

5/4/2018 6:47:00 PM
WMBB
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - Getting on and off the sand from a beach access point is getting safer for locals and visitors, as Panama City Beach Parks and Recreation is making these areas more accommodating to the high volume of beach goers. More than a year ...

5/4/2018 2:19:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Tourism has been the lifeblood of our local economy for decades and to celebrate, May has been designated Tourism Appreciation Month. Friday at the Bay County Chamber of Commerce First Friday with the Beach meeting, local ...

5/3/2018 4:14:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Port Panama City officials celebrated the progress made on the construction for phase one of the expansion project by hosting a "topping off" ceremony Thursday. "We're super excited to be celebrating our 'topping off' party ...





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