Panama City Beach Gulf Coast News

8/10/2017 9:49:00 AM
americanshipper.com
Port Panama City along Florida’s panhandle is gearing up for a new forest products terminal. The port has already begun construction on the terminal’s first 250,000-square-foot warehouse and related rail yards, with the project costing $20 million ...

8/10/2017 1:21:00 AM
AZFamily
This isn't the first time Walmart's marketing strategy has left consumers outraged. Last September, a Walmart in Panama City Beach put up stacked boxes of Coca-Cola to resemble the World Trade Center in an apparent attempt to commemorate 9/11. Walmart ...

8/9/2017 12:09:00 PM
commdiginews.com
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., August 8, 2017 – Columbus Day Weekend will turn Panama City Beach to Pirate City as all ages are invited to join in the celebrations of the 2017 Pirates of the High Seas Fest this Columbus Day weekend. From Friday, October 6 ...

8/9/2017 1:00:00 AM
News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — After years of hoping, wishing and planning, Girls Inc. of Bay County officially opened its new Beach location Tuesday with a ribbon cutting. “Organizations have dreams too,” said Executive Director Niki Kelly. “This has been a ...

8/8/2017 9:03:00 PM
mypanhandle.com
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Senator Bill Nelson is continuing to push for federal funding to help expand Port Panama City. He met with Port Authority members and stakeholders Tuesday morning to discuss a multi-million dollar project. "This is a sleeping giant, not ...

8/8/2017 2:32:00 PM
News Herald
PANAMA CITY — The Warrior Dash, a national 5K obstacle course, is coming to Panama City in March. “We’re excited to bring the Warrior Dash to Northwest Florida ... to provide a top-notch fitness and entertainment experience for the participants of ...

8/7/2017 8:39:00 PM
News Herald
PANAMA CITY — Students aren’t the only ones who catch the “back-to-school blues.” To help pump up teachers and administrators to get them ready for the new school year, Bay District Schools hosted a massive back-to-school rally Monday morning ...

8/7/2017 10:13:00 AM
WTVY
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -- Honor Allen shucks a lot of oysters. He's so good at shucking, he is the 2016 National Oyster Shucking Champion. Allen will be headed to the Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival in Galway, Ireland in September ...

8/6/2017 8:05:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Sunday marked the final day of Florida's sales tax holiday for back-to-school shoppers. One Panama City department store created an inclusive environment for shoppers. Panama City Mall's JCPenney accommodated children with ...

8/6/2017 6:20:00 PM
News Herald
PANAMA CITY — It's been a lucrative summer for local government contractors. Throughout July and August, five Bay County businesses were awarded federal contracts totaling $4.78 million. The work covers a range of tasks, from fire suppression to sonar ...

8/6/2017 9:07:00 AM
News Herald
Mike Thomas: The Panama City Beach mayor raised over $55,000 in the six-man race in spring 2016. In the end, he had $2,011 in the bank, which he donated to the Bay United Soccer Club. Phil Chester: After his election to the Panama City Beach City Council ...

8/4/2017 8:04:00 PM
countrymusictattletale.com
Organizers of the Fifth Annual Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, set for Labor Day Weekend, September 1-3, 2017 at Frank Brown Park in beautiful Panama City Beach, Florida, have announced VIP Pit Experience Tickets will increase from $439 to $469 tomorrow, Friday ...

8/4/2017 3:37:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - National Oyster Day is Saturday and Panama City is launching its first Oyster Trail. Fourteen local seafood restaurants will participate. Officials say the trail will be an immersive experience for anyone wanting to learn ...

8/4/2017 1:58:00 PM
News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — A Tennessee mother has been arrested after police say she left her children in a car to grab drinks with her boyfriend inside a local bar. Magen Nicole Barkley, 31, of Cleveland, Tennessee, appeared in court Friday on a charge of ...

8/3/2017 8:43:00 PM
mypanhandle.com
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Girls Inc. of Bay County is opening a new location on Panama City Beach, along with their Panama City location that is already serving hundreds of local girls. Girls Inc. is a national organization that gives girls the tools to grow up ...

8/1/2017 1:00:00 AM
CBS7
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Summer vacation is a time for kids to let their imaginations swim free and that is what some campers did at mermaid camp earlier this week. The mermaid camp, which is put on Panama City Beach, Fla. Parks and Recreation ...

7/31/2017 1:35:00 PM
New York Times
And in one case with a happy ending, nine people were saved from a rip current in Panama City Beach, Fla., on July 8 when more than 80 onlookers formed a human chain to pull them back to shore. While a majority of the rip current drownings this summer have ...

7/29/2017 9:02:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard officials medevaced a 51-year-old man from a fishing vessel nine nautical miles south of St. Andrews Bay Saturday. Coast Guard officials said Coast Guard Sector Mobile ...

7/29/2017 5:22:00 PM
News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Immersion is often the best route to education — and learning is always more fun when it involves penguins. Education was the goal Saturday as Gulf World Marine Park introduced its latest interactive program, a penguin encounter ...

7/28/2017 1:22:00 AM
MSN
White sand and warm Gulf waters make it a top-notch travel spot. (Pictured) Panama City Beach in 1955. Home to 27 miles (43 km) of sugar-white sand beaches, Panama Beach City is the place to be in summers. Besides its pristine beaches, the place also ...

7/26/2017 9:02:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A group of teens from Houston, Texas wanted to spread some love to city employees in Panama City on Wednesday. The group, representing Houston's First Baptist Church, organized a party at the Panama City Marina for city ...

7/26/2017 4:21:00 PM
News Herald
PANAMA CITY — Shoppers asked for later hours, and downtown Panama City merchants have listened. On Thursday, almost every downtown business has agreed to stay open until 9 p.m. as part of promotion by “We Are Downtown PC.” “Most businesses close at ...

7/25/2017 8:20:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Seeing a kayaker on the water isn't uncommon in Panama City Beach, but for Ryan Caruso this marks the end of a 1,000 mile journey. Caruso started in South Padre Island, Texas, and traveled all the way to the Treasure ...

7/25/2017 8:56:00 AM
NW Florida Daily News
PANAMA CITY BEACH — They look like a jellyfish, float like a jellyfish, are usually called a jellyfish, but technically the bright jellyfish-like creatures washing up along the Panama City Beach shore Saturday aren’t jellyfish. They’re called blue ...

7/24/2017 8:52:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - For some time now, city leaders have been discussing ways to revitalize downtown Panama City. Some say it may be a younger generation who hold the keys to the future. Downtown Panama City is home to eclectic shops and mom ...

7/24/2017 3:38:00 PM
News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Living in beach towns along the East Coast much of her life, Lori Gillis didn’t notice much of an issue of people leaving their rubbish behind. That didn’t become apparent until she moved to Panama City Beach. “In all the years ...

7/24/2017 2:05:00 PM
FLORIDA SPORTSMAN
The largest snapper and red grouper came off a known spot. That was actually our first dip and my wife boated the biggest snapper and the red grouper there. We were fishing up to 250?, which meant quite a bit of cranking. We were fishing 6-10oz leads ...

7/24/2017 10:29:00 AM
Newsday
Earlier this month, a family caught in a riptide in Panama City Beach, Florida, got lucky when dozens of other beachgoers formed a human chain to bring them safely back to shore. Getting caught in a riptide — technically a rip current — can be deadly ...

7/23/2017 10:07:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Shark Week has officially begun. "When I took a quick glance at what was being highlighted this year, as usual, white sharks and tiger sharks get the most air-fair because you know, they're the most charismatic and the ...

7/21/2017 8:44:00 AM
NW Florida Daily News
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Fire and code officials have declared two buildings on Oleander Drive an “imminent threat to life safety” after a forced inspection, a city report states. City officials have ordered the building owners, Genese and Buford Hatcher ...

7/21/2017 5:47:00 AM
wfla.com
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WFLA/NBC) – Well-wishers gathered to see an 88 pound loggerhead sea turtle released back into the Gulf on Thursday. “George” went to Gulf World with numerous fish hook injuries, including internal injuries from eating the hooks.

7/20/2017 9:18:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Construction has begun to expand Port Panama City's East Terminal, located on a piece of land that was formerly owned by the WestRock Paper Mill. "This is the most important things we've done as port authority in probably 50 ...

7/20/2017 5:15:00 PM
News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Fire and code officials have declared two buildings on Oleander Drive an “imminent threat to life safety” after a forced inspection, a city report states. City officials have ordered the building owners, Genese and Buford Hatcher ...

7/17/2017 9:23:00 PM
mypanhandle.com
BAY COUNTY, Fla. - Members of Florida's Congressional Delegation say plans to deepen the Harbor at Port Panama City are "shovel ready", but they say the Army Corp of Engineers in not funding the project. A deeper port can accommodate larger ships and that ...

7/17/2017 8:57:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Panama City Beach City Council banned overnight scooter rentals last month. However, the city is allowing businesses to rent overnight - at least for now. The city's ban prohibited rental scooter business owners ...

7/17/2017 3:26:00 PM
News Herald
PANAMA CITY — A new restaurant is looking to shake up the Panama City scene. A Steak n’ Shake is planning to open by the year’s end near Best Buy at 1020 E. 23rd St., according to city documents. Right now, the popular chain’s closest locations are ...

7/15/2017 1:56:00 PM
Foster Folly News
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic in Panama City Beach on July 22 and an Adult Saltwater Fishing Clinic for both women and men 18 years or older on July 23. The free, day-long ...

7/15/2017 9:05:00 AM
7 News Yahoo
Severe thunderstorms swept through west Florida on July 14, producing a waterspout that swirled off the coast of Panama City Beach, Florida. Credit: Chris Graham via Storyful

7/14/2017 8:22:00 PM
News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — A local 17-year-old girl was riding a rental scooter when she sustained critical injuries in a crash this week with a man believed to have been intoxicated at the time, according to reports released Friday by the Panama City Beach ...

7/13/2017 6:54:00 PM
coastguardnews.com
NEW ORLEANS – Master Chief Petty Officer Mark Kannan relieved Chief Warrant Officer Phillip Hutchison as commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Panama City during an official change-of-command ceremony in Panama City, Fla., Thursday. Hutchison assumed ...





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