Panama City Beach Gulf Coast News

7/15/2019 5:19:00 AM
6abc News
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. -- Millions of people along the Gulf Coast are dealing with the aftermath as Tropical Storm Barry made landfall this weekend. The video above shows beachgoers forming a ...

7/15/2019 3:56:00 AM
One person died after getting swept away in an extremely strong rip current, according to the Panama City Beach Police Department. A rip current forms when a narrow, fast-moving section of water ...

7/12/2019 11:36:00 AM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Friday afternoon, Panama City Beach Police and Fire and Rescue issued a "no entry" order for the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Storm Barry is causing rough waves and ...

7/4/2019 9:21:00 PM
Elevated bacteria levels has led to an advisory for part of Panama City Beach. The Florida Department of Health in Bay County issued the advisory for Panama City Beach Beach Access No. 41 SP 5. This ...

7/3/2019 9:07:00 PM
Wednesday night along the Grand Lagoon Bridge and Treasure Island Marina, Panama City Beach kicked off its Independence Day celebrations with a fireworks display. It's the first of three displays. If ...

7/3/2019 9:03:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Nicholas White and his friends have been coming to Panama City Beach for years. They, like thousands of others, will be looking to enjoy all the area has to offer ...

6/29/2019 7:04:00 AM
The Tuscaloosa News
PANAMA CITY BEACH — More than 800 volunteers recently gave their time and talents all over Bay County as part of the Xtreme Summer Conference's fifth annual Serve the City project. The volunteers, ...

6/11/2019 10:32:00 AM
The Daytona Beach News-Journal
PANAMA CITY BEACH — The rough waves and other obstacles during the weekend turned out to be a challenge even for some sea creatures. A small green sea turtle found itself in need of help this weekend, ...

6/11/2019 9:20:00 AM
PANAMA CITY BEACH — The rough waves and other obstacles during the weekend turned out to be a challenge even for some sea creatures. A small green sea turtle found itself in need of help this weekend, ...

6/8/2019 5:00:00 AM
The Tuscaloosa News
PANAMA CITY BEACH — A bevy of partners and volunteers will gather Saturday morning for a beach cleanup effort at the M.B. Miller County Pier to mark World Oceans Day. Gulf World Marine Park and ...

6/2/2019 2:30:00 PM
Beachgoers at Panama City Beach recently had an up close encounter with one of nature’s most unique creatures – a hammerhead shark. A video taken at Splash Resort in Panama City Beach shows a ...

6/1/2019 7:04:00 PM
Beachgoers at Panama City Beach recently had an up close encounter with one of nature’s most unique creatures – a hammerhead shark. A video taken at Splash Resort in Panama City Beach shows a ...

5/30/2019 6:12:00 PM
People on the beach were finally able to warn her that a shark was circling; she thankfully made it back to shore safely. ...

5/28/2019 10:38:00 AM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY — Gray skin made the visitor nearly invisible near the bottom of the bay at the Panama City Marina Monday morning amid the muck, until first a nose, then a fan-shaped tail broke the calm ...

5/20/2019 2:06:00 PM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — It took 18 days and at least one false crawl, but the first nest of the sea turtle nesting season has officially been recorded on Panama City Beach. According to Panama City Beach ...

5/1/2019 6:39:00 AM
It's a party like no other. The 21st Annual Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally kicks off today. Jordan McCool was live at Harvey Davidson Panama City Beach with the details. This free event is open to the ...

4/29/2019 3:54:00 PM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — The fish were biting, but they weren’t making it onto the boat. When a fin surfaced, charter captain Mark Kelley of Kelley Girl Charters found out why — a massive great white shark ...

4/28/2019 4:16:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - SandJam Fest wrapped up Sunday night after a weekend filled with music. The music festival had headliners like Third Eye Blind and Young the Giant. It took place ...

4/26/2019 3:42:00 PM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — The full lineup for the 2019 Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City Beach was announced by organizers on Friday. The line-up for August 30 on Friday will be Tim McGraw, Midland, LANCO ...

4/26/2019 8:56:00 AM
Scheduled for August 30-September 1, 2019 at Frank Brown Park in beautiful Panama City Beach, Lauren Alaina, Jamestown Revival, Nora Collins, Matt Bennett, Thompson Square, Runaway June, Kyle Mitchell ...

4/9/2019 10:22:00 AM
ABC Action News
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — Thousands flock to Florida every year to relax on the sunshine state's beaches, and apparently even alligators can't resist them! RECOMMENDED: Alligator mating season is here ...

4/8/2019 7:09:00 AM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG) - The Panama City Beach Rotary will be holding their 5th Annual FunFest on Saturday, April 13. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Panama City Beach Library. ...

4/6/2019 4:16:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Humans and dogs came together for a good cause at Frank Brown Park Saturday. "It's nice being able to come together as a community and raise money for such a good ...

Outdoor Alabama
The recently extended federal red snapper season is good news for anglers. Watch this video for more information about the extended season and the state’s snapper check program.

Lake & River Promotions
National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit…

Lake & River Promotions
Here it is! - The grand opening of the Blue Heron Zipline Adventure! This is the only zipline connecting two states and participants will soar 100 ft over the Chattahoochee River Whitewater Park - the best man-made Whitewater Course in the World by USA Today! Achieving speeds of up to 40mph, thrill seekers will zip over…

Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today the awarding of more than $13.5 million in competitive grants to 11 states for 16 boating infrastructure projects. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awards these grants, which will help fund construction of docks, boat slips and other facilities to support recreational…

Amy Han
As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ongoing We’re for Water campaign, this year’s Fix a Leak Week—March 14 - 20, 2011—encourages Americans to help put a stop to the more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year. Finding and fixing leaks can save the average household…

Dean Langan
Receive $600 for Participating in Boat Research this WeekendDates: Sunday, February 20th or Monday the 21stLocation: Stuart, FloridaTime commitment: 2.5 hoursOne of the major boat manufacturers is looking for couples who currently own stern drive boats to participate in on-water testing so that they can better understand…

Steve Northington
It’s that time of year once again (I hate starting an article with that line) when we all wonder, will we use our boats anymore this year? We wonder, when is it time to winterize? I wonder if it will be a cold winter as last year was? And, worst of all, the most ridiculous one…. I wonder if I hang that 100 watt light bulb…

Amy Han
EPA's Office of Water launched a new Web clearinghouse of Lake Shoreland Protection Resources,, which provides practitioners with links to key resources to protect and restore fragile lake shorelands and to promote better stewardship by lakeside property owners and others who…

Jay Embry
The decision to purchase property can be daunting. Purchasing on the water can mean the stakes are even higher. If you have ever dreamed of buying a piece of shoreline for your dream home there are many things that you should consider. Here we present some of the issues that you need to take into account before…

Boat U.S.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will decide on whether to allow a 50% increase in the amount of ethanol in the nation’s gasoline supply, from the current E10 (or containing 10% ethanol) up to E15 (containing 15% ethanol). However, with testing data on the new “mid-level” ethanol…

Heather Babecki
Heather Babecki - Spookeay Marine, Hanover, AlabamaThe most neglected part of your boat, is often the hull bottom. It might be a ticking time bomb that could lead to a premature end to your boating season and budget.1. A Brief History of Marine FiberglassSome 50 years ago, fiberglass came into wide use in the…

Bassmaster Classic (February 19th - 21st)February is not only known for the NFL's Superbowl, but it is known for Bassmaster's Superbowl of bass fishing, the Classic. The 2010 Bassmaster Classic is being held on Lay Lake in Alabama. For those of you that may not know, the field consists…

Steve Northington
Although the cooling system on your boat shares some of the same features as your car or truck, the systems are actually quite different. For this article, we will use a standard inboard/outboard configuration for discussion. First off, when you are cruising around in your boat, you are riding in one big huge radiator…

Lakes Online
The NBC news team at KXAN in Austin, TX is reporting that Sea Ray has chosen Lake Travis to be the 2010 AquaPalooza. The exact location on the lake and musical artists have not been announced as they are still being planned.Local Sea Ray dealer Sail & Ski Center recently captured the…

Amy Han
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making almost $10 million in grants available to 37 eligible coastal and Great Lakes states, territories and tribes to monitor beach water quality and notify the public of conditions that may be unsafe for swimming. This marks the 10th year that EPA provides beach grant…

Watershed Academy
EPA’s Watershed Academy sponsors free Webcasts to help build the capacity of watershed practitioners from around the globe. On Wednesday, July 1, 2009, the Watershed Academy will sponsor the first in a series of Webcasts about the Clean Water Act (CWA). This first Webcast will provide an introduction to the CWA including a…

Media Relations
With the arrival of peak-boating and boat-selling season, last week, the U.S. Senate passed S. Res. 199, introduced by Senators Herb Kohl (D-Wisc.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.), declared July 1, 2009 National Boating Day. The resolution recognizes the important role recreational boating and the boating industry play in the…

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