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  • Researchers: Use mud instead of sand to build landLand building can be maximized by gearing diversions toward sections of vegetated delta plain instead of near open coast, researchers have found.In their new publication "Efficient retention of mud drives land building on the Mississippi Delta plain," researchers from The Water Institute of the Gulf, Tulane University and Coastal Carolina University analyzed a centuries-old crevasse along Bayou Lafourche.They found that mud – which is prevalent in the Mississippi River [...]
  • ACT takes on 'Lion King Jr.' this weekendThe Actor's Charitable Theatre will perform the "junior" version of Disney's beloved "The Lion King" this weekend at the Bama Theatre."The Lion King Jr." is part of a series of scaled-down adaptations of popular musicals, approved by the authors, intended for schools and younger performers. Instead of full Broadway length, the junior shows run about 60 to 80 minutes."We wanted to offer our younger performers the opportunity to be a part of shows that traditionally are done with [...]
  • TUSK CALENDAR: July 27LOCAL MUSICTODAY Tim Higgins, Emily Dozier-Ezell: 7-9 p.m., Hotel Indigo's Lookout Rooftop Bar. Hotel Indigo, 111 Greensboro Ave. Roshambeaux: 10:30 p.m., no cover, Green Bar, www.greenbarttown.com.Gulf Coast: 10:30 p.m., Rhythm & Brews, www.rhythmnbrews.com. FRIDAY The Pounders: 6 p.m., no cover, Green Bar, www.greenbarttown.com.Graystone: 6-9 [...]
  • DeFuniak Springs police report medical alert scamIndividuals are attempting to swindle personal information from elderly citizens through medical alert systems.
  • Two Texas teens arrested after crime spreeThefts and burglaries by the two 18-year-olds from Woodlands, Texas, stretched from Walton County to Panama City Beach.
  • FWB police investigate burglary of businessBurglary occurred at the Plus Skate Shop at 196 S.E. Miracle Strip Parkway.
  • Residents want larger safety zone in Santa Rosa Sound“I think it's just a matter of time before something tragic happens. There are a lot of people down here who are recreational boaters."
  • FWC continues probe of fatal boat crashDESTIN – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Wednesday was still investigating last week’s fatal boating accident near Crab Island.The accident, which occurred about 12:42 a.m. July 19, was alcohol-related and charges are pending against the boat’s operator, 34-year-old Jackie C. Mott of Valparaiso,  according to an FWC report.Boat passenger Anthony J. Jarab, [...]
  • UF named best college in Florida; FSU's ranking a surprise“I think it says a lot about the value of a University of Florida education. UF alumni in the Panhandle should be proud.”
  • POLICE BLOTTER: Shopper drops drawers, pulls out lube20-year-old man charged with indecent exposure after employees at a store complained about him masturbating in the women's clothing department.
  • POLICE BLOTTER: 'Clanking' burglar caught with loose changeDeputies found the suspect from Fort Walton Beach hiding in a shed.
  • POLICE BLOTTER: Drug user: No wonder I'm feeling sickThe 35-year-old woman said she thought she’d been taking “molly” or Ecstasy, not meth.
  • Police: Man robs bank, gets naked to launch comedy careerFORT LAUDERDALE — Authorities say they arrested a man Tuesday who robbed a bank, stripped naked and ran down the street throwing stolen money.According to the FBI, 25-year-old Alexander Sperber said he woke up Tuesday morning and decided to rob a bank to help jumpstart his career as a comedian.Authorities say he parked his car at the bank, made a gun motion with his hand and demanded money from the teller. She allegedly gave him about $4,700 in a bag. Officials say a red [...]
  • Louisiana Lottery: Winning numbers for July 26, 2017Pick 3: 4-6-2Pick 4: 4-9-5-4Easy 5: 10-11-28-29-31Lotto: 10-15-18-24-31-34Powerball: 7-19-21-42-69PB - 12 
  • Senior center to open in Holt after 5 yearsNearly five years after Tuscaloosa County received a $250,000 grant from the state to help fund it, a community center for senior citizens in Holt is nearing completion.District 2 County Commissioner Jerry Tingle said construction on the facility will wrap up in August, and the center should be operational in September, but it’s been something of a bumpy road to get there.The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs approved the quarter million dollar grant [...]
  • Tuscaloosa City Schools proposing employee pay raiseLike previous years, Tuscaloosa City Schools is hoping to implement a pay raise across the board for all of its employees.The Tuscaloosa City Board of Education is now assessing a proposed 1 percent pay raise that would apply to all employees in the school system, whether they be faculty or staff. The raise would cost the school system around $740,000.“We’ve done this raise for the last two years,” said Deron Cameron, executive director of human resources [...]
  • Local concerned about sand dollars removed from beachJoanne Czarnecki and a girlfriend were at the beach with their two daughters recently when they noticed two girls about 13 years old collecting buckets full of sand dollars from the water."They had so many that they were putting them on boogie boards and on top of an umbrella. The sheer amount of them was shocking. It was disturbing because it was so many," said Czarnecki, who used to live in Hilton Head where she was told you could not remove them. "Hilton Head is very protective of [...]
  • GCSC Fall 2017 registration underway Gulf Coast State College is currently registering students for Fall 2017 classes. Advisors and admissions experts are ready to help in the Center for Advising and Success. With over 150 program options to choose from, whether you’re a first-time student or returning for a career change, the College has something for everyone. Gulf Coast is an open-access, open enrollment institution, which means you only need a high school diploma or GED to enroll. Fall Sessions A and B [...]
  • 5 fishing spots to visit this weekend  Aside from award-winning views, fun festivals and small town charm, there’s no denying that many visitors to Gulf County are looking to hit the water with some friends for some good old fashioned fishing.We’ve gathered five locations that licensed anglers may want to visit in their quest for reeling in the big one.1. Tip of Cape San Blas. Those looking to pull in some Spanish or King Mackerel should pilot boats to the [...]
  • This week in Star history   1939- What is now Highway 22 is opened, cutting the trip from Wewahitchka to Panama City from 61 to 28 miles.1946- Two fist fights break out in the stands of a local county rivalry game between the Port St. Joe Saints and the Wewahitchka Gators. The two teams were part of a regional amateur baseball league.1959- A mystery armadillo makes its way through Port St. Joe. It was discovered that [...]