Panama City Beach Gulf Coast News

5/16/2017 5:14:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - Monday's Panama City Beach Planning Board meeting was a small victory for scooter rental business owners, who have fought for several years to keep their businesses thriving on Front Beach Road. In a split vote, board members ...

5/16/2017 2:46:00 PM
News Herald
PANAMA CITY — Projects ranging from high-speed Internet to an East Pass study could begin as early as the fall after the U.S. Department of Treasury approved Bay County’s project list. Bay County submitted the plan to fund nine projects totaling more ...

5/13/2017 9:23:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - Middle and high school musicians from across the southeast are at the World's Most Beautiful Beaches this weekend to compete in the Panama City Beach Music Festival. More than 20 concert bands, marching bands, jazz bands ...

5/12/2017 9:28:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - Hundreds of Bay District School students spent the day learning how to be a diver. On Friday, The Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) celebrated 'The Month of the Military Diver' at NSA Panama City. "We've had a lot ...

5/11/2017 10:28:00 PM
BAY COUNTY, Fl - The Panama City Beach City Council meeting drew a large crowd Thursday night. The big topic was scooter rentals, and emotions ran high. There were two different ordinances on the agenda regarding scooter rentals. The first was to prohibit ...

5/8/2017 9:04:00 PM
Aero-News Network
A U.S. Navy aviation unit based here received its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) certification Apr. 18 for research, development, test and evaluation missions. The aviation unit, the Dragon Masters, is a research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E ...

5/5/2017 8:54:00 AM
Foster Folly News
Met with local leaders and job creators. PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott met with local leaders and job creators in Panama City on the last stop of his “Fighting for Florida’s Future” tour. This week, Governor Scott traveled the ...

5/4/2017 9:41:00 AM
FOX News
Vanessa Wilson, a stingray trainer at Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach, says the devil rays are often seen jumping in the water. They can grow up to 4 feet and are named for the distinctive cephalic lobes that resemble horns. Wilson says the ...

5/3/2017 9:30:00 PM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
305-451-6300, Jubilee Fishing Those who love diving into deep sea fishing might get hooked on the bountiful opportunities found in Panama City Beach. Among them you’ll find Jubilee Fishing. This charter company offers a pair of boats.

5/2/2017 4:11:00 AM
PANAMA CITY, Fla., May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Panama City Surgery Center is making an instantly favorable impression on patients and their family members with technology from Jellyfish Health, the industry leader of real-time patient experience technology.

5/1/2017 8:54:00 PM
BAY COUNTY, Fl - A black bear makes an appearance on Panama City Beach in a residential neighborhood Sunday night, and it was caught on security cameras. Resident Bill Porter sent WMBB this video. He lives in the Hidden Pines area of the beach, near Laird Ave.

5/1/2017 12:05:00 PM
Dothan Eagle
Motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the southeast will hit the highways this week to participate in Thunder Beach at Panama City Beach, Florida, and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) wants to make sure each motorcyclist remembers to be safe as ...

4/30/2017 9:25:00 PM
On 27 miles of sugar-white beaches, where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrews Bay meet, the Panhandle's Panama City Beach offers more than 16,500 rooms and 160,000 square feet of meeting space. The 320-room Sheraton Bay Point Resort opened late last year ...

4/30/2017 10:04:00 AM
Jason Aldean, Little Big Town and Luke Bryan will headline the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam on Labor Day Weekend, September 1-3, 2017 at Frank Brown Park in beautiful Panama City Beach, Florida. “We had a blast at Pepsi SpringJam tonight and anticipate another ...

4/29/2017 8:07:00 AM
Broadway World
"We're going to keep the party going in Panama City Beach with an amazing lineup of artists for Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam in September." Brett Eldredge, Lee Brice, Kip Moore, Dan + Shay, Granger Smith, Colt Ford, Kane Brown, The Oak Ridge Boys, Darryl Worley ...

4/29/2017 8:03:00 AM
News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — The Pepsi SpringJam kicked off with a bevy of talent Friday, capping off the night with Colbie Caillat and Sheryl Crow. The fun continues today, with gates at Aaron Bessant Park opening at 3 p.m. The music begins 40 minutes later.

4/23/2017 10:56:00 PM
7 News Yahoo
The Greek community came out in hundreds on Saturday morning to watch the Hellenic Army make history. Presidential guards stood over Adelaide's war memorial to commemorate the Battle of Crete fought …

4/20/2017 6:09:00 AM
Foster Folly News
Saxophonist Kenny G to Headline “Ultimate Weekend of Smooth Jazz” at Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Panama City Beach, FL An estimated 30,000 fans celebrate “The Good Life” of upbeat contemporary jazz in a sun-filled, talent packed five days of music ...

4/19/2017 5:55:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla - Panama City Parrot Head Club is hosting their annual 4-day beach party benefiting Girls Inc. of Bay County. The event kicks off on Thursday night and then continues all day Friday through Sunday afternoon. To participate, you can ...

4/17/2017 11:03:00 AM
Apparently, the use of metal sand toys—like shovels and buckets—are forbidden on Panama City Beach, though few locals could tell you this because very few actually know this is illegal. Additionally, it is illegal to dig a hole that is deeper than two ...

4/14/2017 6:02:00 AM
Dredging Today
Dutra Group has just released an interesting photo of its dredge Stuyvesant pumping sand on Panama City Beach in Pinnacle Point, Florida. The work is part of the overall $17.8 million worth Panama City Beach Renourishment project. The renourishment ...

4/13/2017 9:34:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - The Panama City Beach City Council is just wrapping an hours long meeting where the topic of spring break caused quite a controversy. This item wasn't even on the original agenda. Mayor Mike Thomas suggested they add the ...

4/12/2017 2:55:00 PM
News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Charming Charlie at Pier Park is holding a charity event Saturday for the Panama City Rescue Mission. The clothing and jewelry store will donate a percentage of the proceeds sold that day between noon and 4 p.m. to the Rescue Mission.

4/12/2017 5:52:00 AM
NW Florida Daily News
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Gulf World Marine Institute successfully released a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle into the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday during a calm weather window. The sea turtle was originally planned to be released on March 31 but the release was ...

4/12/2017 1:00:00 AM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -- They're called Mobi-Mats, and the innovative new technology that allows more people to access the beach is starting to gain some traction. "When I first came down the ramp, I noticed it. I said, 'Wow that's pretty ...

4/6/2017 8:10:00 AM
PANAMA CITY, Fla - If you're looking for family friendly activities we have an egg-cellent reason to hop on down to the Panama City Mall. "This past weekend we had our Easter Bunny arrival here at Panama City Mall with an Easter Bunny arrival parade.

4/5/2017 2:19:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH,Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -- Three high school sophomores admit they've heard of the dangers of rip currents many times. But what happened over the weekend strengthened their resolve for safety, and it also strengthened their friendship.

4/4/2017 8:44:00 PM
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - A Panama City man won $1 million with a Florida Lottery scratch-off ticket. Zebulun Johnson-Barnes, 43, claimed a $1 million prize in the $10,000,000 WORLD CLASS CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

4/4/2017 5:31:00 PM
Panama City Beach, Fla. - As spring break season continues, so does the influx of tourists to the Panhandle. Panama City Beach has been working to become a year round destination to attract families back to the area and it seems to be working. Once the ...

4/4/2017 8:31:00 AM
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - The community was given an opportunity tonight to speak with the Panama City Commission about their thoughts on the Marina Redesign Project on Tuesday night. The event lasted about two hours and was held at City Hall. The commission ...

4/2/2017 2:22:00 AM
Foster Folly News
Saxophonist Kenny G to Headline “Ultimate Weekend of Smooth Jazz” at Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Panama City Beach, FL An estimated 30,000 fans celebrate “The Good Life” of upbeat contemporary jazz in a sun-filled, talent packed five days of music ...

3/30/2017 11:12:00 AM
An Alabama youth minister was fined $25 for using a metal garden hoe to dig in the sand with his 7-year-old son while on spring break in Florida's Panhandle. The News Herald reports Bryant Rylee of Moundville was building a sandcastle on Panama City Beach ...

3/28/2017 8:45:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - For the tourism industry, March 2017 on Panama City Beach seems to be positive. "I'm hearing several people saying that they're up this year, a whole lot more than they thought they would be," said Mike Thomas, Mayor, Panama City ...

3/26/2017 9:06:00 PM
News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH – An Ultimate Boxing Club amateur event is slated to be the inaugural event for the new convention center space at Laketown Wharf Resort. “It will be a fun night,” said Clair Pease, a Bay County Tourist Development Council (TDC ...

3/25/2017 8:49:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - Thousands of folks 'unwined' over the weekend to some good food, fun, and spirits in Panama City Beach. Visitors indulged in some of the best culinary creations at the 'UNwineD Festival' in Aaron Bessant Park. They got a taste ...

3/24/2017 9:21:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - Four areas on Panama City Beach are about to get a lot more sandy. "The dredges are arriving in the area right now," said David Demarest, Visit Panama City Beach. The Bay County Tourist Development Council is launching it's latest ...

3/24/2017 7:20:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla - Panama City Beach is welcoming Cirque Italia to Frank Brown Park this weekend. Cirque Italia is an Italian style circus show that offers a variety of different acts for every member of the family to enjoy. Showtimes: Friday, March ...

3/24/2017 3:21:00 PM
News Herald
PANAMA CITY — Even though he was the winner of an inaugural Air Force competition, Vietnam veteran Clarence Lewis never personally got a trophy. The retired military colonel beat out 15 other pilots in 1954 to snag bragging rights in the first-ever ...

3/23/2017 9:03:00 PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - Panama City Beach Council Members are working to regulate an activity that has been illegal on the sandy beaches for a long time - bonfires. Thursday morning council members approved the first reading of a new ordinance that would ...

3/23/2017 4:16:00 PM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The push to find a big new spring break crowd for Florida’s Panama City Beach isn’t yet working out as hoped. Private promoters cancelled a scheduled series of Christian music concerts that locals hoped would bring spring business back to the Gulf ...

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