Panama City Beach Gulf Coast News

4/24/2018 3:59:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A new law with the goal of reducing repeat offenders passed on Tuesday. Panama City Commissioners voted to pass a law that they say will make things easier for law enforcement and safer for the community by cracking ...

4/23/2018 4:26:00 AM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Seabreeze Jazz Festival wound down at Aaron Bessant Park Sunday evening. The 20th annual festival kicked off on Wednesday night with a dinner cruise and featured the musical talents of some local acts and some ...

4/21/2018 3:43:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Schooner's 12th annual Cajun Fest in Panama City Beach continues this weekend. The fun started earlier in the week with Cajun menu specials at the restaurant. Visitors were treated to all-you-can-eat crawfish boil on ...

4/19/2018 8:20:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A popular jazz festival is hitting a high note with some business owners as thousands are making their way to Panama City Beach. Tourism officials say the smooth stylings of top jazz artists are bringing dollars to the ...

4/18/2018 6:20:00 PM
Travel Weekly
Until last year, I'd never done more than drive through Panama City Beach for my Florida Panhandle visits. "It's where the kids go," I'd thought. But after some soul-searching and hard-lining, the city in 2016 banned alcohol from the beach during the month ...

4/15/2018 9:18:00 PM
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A barge detached and washed up in Panama City Sunday afternoon. We're told the barge broke loose due to strong winds and made its way to the Tarpon Dock Seafood Market. The Coast Guard was able to safely tow the barge into ...

4/13/2018 8:07:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Cancer often has a far-reaching impact on families and even communities. That's the case in Panama City Beach where locals gathered at Arnold High School on Friday to raise money for cancer research. The event kicked ...

4/12/2018 2:38:00 PM
The software suite includes an online portal to support citizen engagement. The Utilities Department currently uses the Cityworks software. Extending and implementing the program to the Public Works and Code Enforcement Departments also will allow city ...

4/11/2018 3:34:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The up and coming sports park in Panama City Beach is one step closer to becoming a reality. According to tourism officials, Sports Facilities Management company is officially contracted to manage the park. The company ...

4/10/2018 6:32:00 AM
"We're proud to have built this into the biggest country music festival in the Southeast, and we love showing off our fourth headliner - the beautiful beaches of Panama City Beach." Over 64,000 fans from all 50 states and 13 foreign countries packed last ...

4/7/2018 5:33:00 PM
A fourth-place finish by Park Vista’s Dillon Mountcastle led all locals at the state boys weightlifting championships in Panama City Beach. Mountcastle, a senior, lifted a total of 605 pounds in the 169-pound division of the 2A championships.

4/4/2018 5:09:00 PM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Tacos & Tequila pairs perfectly at the beach — especially when soaked up in the sun, which is why the Grand Lagoon Coalition has decided to move the inaugural festival from April 7 to May 12. "It's still going to be wonderful ...

4/4/2018 4:55:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Panama City Beach is working on making a crosswalk for people to safely enter and exit Frank Brown Park. The crosswalk would be located on Pier Park Drive, connecting the Pier Park North shopping area side of the road ...

4/4/2018 8:31:00 AM
Paula Deen's Family Kitchen is coming to Panama City Beach's Pier Park. It will be located in a new, 15,000 square foot building near Dave and Busters. An opening date has not yet been announced. The restaurant chain has four existing locations in Pigeon ...

4/3/2018 9:44:00 AM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -- Tenants and guests at the Watercrest Condominiums in Panama City Beach were displaced after a fire broke out Monday. Firefighters say the fire started on the third floor. They believe the cause of the is electrical in ...

4/3/2018 5:06:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
PANAMA CITY BEACH — A third-floor fire Monday knocked out power at the Watercrest Condominiums at 6201 Thomas Drive, leaving dozens of vacationers searching for a place to sleep for two to three weeks.

4/1/2018 4:34:00 PM
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Panama City Rescue Mission spread the love and the food this Easter Sunday with their annual Easter banquet. From 2 to 5 p.m. this Sunday, anyone in need of a hot meal could stop by the Rescue Mission's Hope Cafe.

3/31/2018 8:41:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Bay County American Heart Association kept the good times pumping with the 29th annual Bay County Heart Ball. Members of the community met at Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City Beach for a Paris-themed evening ...

3/31/2018 7:46:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Little local and little out-of-towners stormed the sands of Panama City Beach in the search for Easter eggs Saturday morning. Kids from as far as Wisconsin got in the Easter spirit at Schooners for the Little Locals ...

3/31/2018 10:24:00 AM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Lifeguards are officially back on patrol in Panama City Beach. The 2018 lifeguard season began Friday, with seven guards standing guard at four towers at M.B. Miller County Pier and Rick Seltzer Park. The guards will man their posts ...

3/30/2018 6:04:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - We aren't called the "World's Most Beautiful Beaches for nothing. That's why keeping our beaches clean is a top priority for the community especially in peak tourist months. Since 1988, Coastal Parasail and Beach Service has had ...

3/29/2018 8:46:00 PM
The inaugural SandJam Presented by Pepsi adult-alternative rock music festival, set for April 26-28, 2018 in beautiful Panama City Beach, has just released a free mobile app for both Android and iOS platforms. The intuitive app gives Jammers access to the ...

3/20/2018 11:27:00 AM
Nearshore Americas
When visiting Panama City, if you’re looking for an authentic, friendly and lively atmosphere, check out The Londoner Pub: the only real British pub in the capital. As well as the usual local beers, the pub stocks imported ales and cider that cannot be ...

3/17/2018 11:30:00 PM
Panama City, Fla., (WCTV) - Boat crews from the Coast Guard Station in Panama City have reported a man was rescued after he fell out of a sailboat on Saturday afternoon. Coast Guard watchstanders in Mobile, Alabama received a distress call around 1:23 p.m ...

3/15/2018 1:28:00 AM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - One excruciating step after another, a fraternity walked more than 100 miles, crossing state lines to benefit combat wounded veterans. The trek across our area of the Panhandle didn't come easy. More than 30 brothers ...

3/2/2018 9:34:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Boats ranging in size are all over Aaron Bessant Park. Organizers say there are more boats than last year. Some are priced at over a million dollars. The Rotary Club of the Emerald Coast is raffling off a pontoon boat ...

3/1/2018 2:38:00 PM
Tampa Bay Times
It's March 1, so while college students prepare for Spring Break, law enforcement in Panama City Beach is preparing, too. Today marks the day that Spring Break laws go into effect in the panhandle destination. These are ordinances passed by PCB City ...

2/25/2018 8:00:00 PM
Incubus, Sublime with Rome and Fitz and the Tantrums were recently announced as the headliners for the inaugural SandJam Fest Presented by Pepsi adult-alternative rock music festival in beautiful Panama City Beach. This morning organizers announced an ...

2/23/2018 7:42:00 AM
Hospitality Net
The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts today announced the brand"s debut in Panama with the opening of The Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City, located minutes from the capital"s city-center. An urban oasis operated by Bristol ...

2/22/2018 9:00:00 AM
Panama City News Herald
PANAMA CITY — A Bay County native recently earned a Blue Angels crest. Derrious Austin, from Panama City, was presented the crest by Cmdr. Eric Doyle, flight leader for the Blue Angels, the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron. Austin is a logistics ...

2/21/2018 6:43:00 AM
Panama City News Herald
PANAMA CITY — If you have a strong feeling for or against the listing of the Panama City Crayfish as a threatened species, Thursday night is the time to say something. At the request of the public, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will hold a ...

2/18/2018 12:02:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH — It was nothing short of a “whaley” big surprise. A passing fisherman didn’t even realize what he saw until later, but a Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWC) Officer in the area took a picture of the gray hump that surfaced offshore.

2/15/2018 8:59:00 AM
Panama City News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — With more than 20 food trucks rolling into Aaron Bessant Park for Saturday's Panama City Beach Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival, be prepared to roll out by the time it's over. "People are getting a chance to see all their favorites ...

2/8/2018 2:52:00 PM
My Panhandle
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - Visit Panama City Beach notes an increase in tourism numbers. Panama City Beach's tourism is up almost 20 percent for December of 2017 versus 2016, and an overall five percent for the entire year beginning in October. The ...

2/8/2018 9:11:00 AM
Panama City Beach, Florida: 6 percent cheaper Panama City Beach is a waterfront town in northwest Florida. It’s known for miles of white-sand beaches fronting the calm, clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Where to stay: Beachside Resort Located on West ...

2/5/2018 4:23:00 PM
News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — The Seabreeze Jazz Festival is kicking off its 20th year at the beach with a bevy of performances led by Kool & The Gang and The Commodores, it was announced Monday. It’s the first time at the event for the two groups with name ...

2/4/2018 10:27:00 AM
New Kerala
PANAMA CITY, Fla., Feb. 4: Appointments are now available at the new Aspen Dental-branded practice at 510 E 23rd St. scheduled to open on Thursday, Feb.8. The office will be open Monday through Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m ...

1/18/2018 7:57:00 PM
My Panhandle
The sidewalk and the spaces around the new Panama City City Hall building will be closed for an extended period of time as contractors install fence panels and scaffolding around the building. Commissioners voted for the renovation project to make the ...

1/18/2018 12:08:00 AM
Each Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival consists of 25-to-40 food trucks and 50-to-70 craft beers. The trucks come from a two-hour driving radius and the craft beers are a mix of local, regional and national favorites. “We like to say ‘leave the diet at ...

1/16/2018 12:23:00 PM
News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — The first North Atlantic right whale spotting during this calving season was not where scientists expected to see it. The endangered species was spied swimming just off a sandbar in Panama City Beach on Monday, late in the season for ...

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