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TMH plans Panama City job fair after Bay Medical layoff decision in the wake of Hurricane Michael
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare is hosting a job fair Wednesday on the heels of a decision by Bay Medical-Sacred Heart to lay off half its staff — about 800 employees. The layoffs are the latest economic blow after Hurricane Michael decimated the beach-front community on Oct. 10. Before the storm, B
Help Still Needed in Areas Hit Hardest by Hurricane Michael
PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Today is the deadline for many displaced Panama City residents living in tents behind Forest Park Methodist Church to leave, by an order from the city. And one observer says that will leave them to fend for themselves.
Airport Reaches 1 Million Passengers this Year
PANAMA CITY BEACH Fla. - Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport reaches 1 million passengers in 2018. A Delta flight landed at 2 pm on Dec. 10, 2018 was greeted with a water cannon salute. Airport officials say they knew the one millionth passenger was on the plane.
Mayor Says Tent City is Unsafe as Many Refuse to Leave by Deadline
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Dozens of people in Bay County are searching for a place to stay as people are told they're no longer welcome at a Panama City Tent city. Many of those people are workers, others homeless before the storm, and some are locals still picking up the pieces after being displaced by H
Water woes await Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis: Transition team wants to do more now
Congressman Brian Mast convened the first meeting of Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis' environment transition team with a sense of urgency. The 40-member panel will frame water issues and identify steps to improve water quality for the new administration.
Worldwide Candlelight Vigil Continues in Bay County
PANAMA CITY Fla. - A world wide tradition takes place here in Panama City. A candlelight vigil held every second Sunday of December. The tradition began with a group called Compassionate Friends. A self-help grief organization for those who have lost children, siblings, or grandchildren.
After losing their home in Hurricane Matthew, FSU's Janarius Robinson and mom find an outpouring of help to rebuild
Cherine Duncan wasn’t ready to haul away the debris of her Panama City house. Not until she had found some priceless photos. Hurricane Michael destroyed Duncan’s house, but it didn’t take her resolve or her desire to rebuild. Duncan, the mother of Florida State defensive end Janarius Robinson, was s
Flea Market turned 'Free Market' in Bay County
BAY COUNTY, Fla. - One organization turned what was supposed to be a flea market into a free market Saturday, helping residents of Bay County. The association of St. Jude set up shop for residents to come and get anything from clothing to shoes, to furniture and household items. All the items were d
Nation's Best Health Care Closing Post-Hurricane Michael
BAY COUNTY, Fla. - It's a crisis plaguing areas East of the Hathaway bridge... doctor's offices and health care providers impacted by Hurricane Michael are closing up shop. As the options of where you can go for medical care continue to shrink, patients are worried about where they can get treated f
Report: Officials missed warning signs about hospital
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Lawmakers want to know why state and federal health investigators missed warning signs about problems in the heart surgery program at a Florida children's hospital.
Couple Decorates Front Lawn for the Holidays with Hurricane Michael Debris
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Now we've seen some creativity when it comes to Hurricane Michael debris, but this one takes the cake. This was sent to us by Panama City resident Crystal Yurkovic. She's using her Hurricane Michael debris to her advantage.
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Job Fair
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare will be hosting a job fair on Tuesday December 12th between 11 A.M. and 3 P.M. The Job Fair will be held at St. Andrew's Bay Yacht Club in Panama City.
Mission 850: Homegrown relief network aids Bay, Calhoun, Liberty Hurricane Michael victims
The Monday after Hurricane Michael's deadly landfall, Dot Wagner had dinner in a Tallahassee pizza shop with her husband and two of their kids. Wagner looked around her. Her city mostly had regained power, and normalcy was in reach.
Lynn Haven Continues Holiday Events
BAY COUNTY, Fla. - The city of Lynn Haven was full of Christmas spirit, hosting their annual parade Saturday. More than 40 floats filled up Florida Avenue as candy was thrown, songs were being sung and bands played a Christmas tune. Residents filled the streets, dancing and laughing with their loved
Bay Asked: Why are gas prices so high in Bay County?
BAY COUNTY — Prices at the pump in Bay County are still significantly higher than the state average, two months after Hurricane Michael, because of lingering effects from the storm.
A Better Bay: News Herald hosting forum
PANAMA CITY — A better Bay County. It’s the hope all local leaders have after Hurricane Michael, that this horrible disaster can somehow be twisted, molded and reshaped into a catalyst that moves the county forward, rather than pushing it back.
Florida schools cover up crimes: Rapes, guns and more
From rapes to arsons to guns, Florida’s school districts are hiding countless crimes that take place on campus, defying state laws and leaving parents with the false impression that children are safer than they are.
A Glory Sighting in a quilt made with love
A few months ago, Pat, a member of my church, came into my office holding a gift. I opened it to find a quilt with patriotic and ministry and colors and a note inscribed in it, for me. I was overwhelmed. Quilts like that aren’t made by machines or in a few hours. It was truly a work of art, and alwa
PC driver pleads no contest in fatal crash
PANAMA CITY — A driver accused of leaving the scene of a fatal Labor Day weekend 2017 crash he allegedly caused by turning into the path of a motorcycle has decided to accept his fate, according to court records.
Pensacola Group Brings Thousands of Donations to Bay County
BAY COUNTY, Fla. - A group from Pensacola made their 40th trip since Hurricane Michael and brought a little Christmas joy. Semi- trucks full of clothes, shoes, toys, teddy bears and more made its way to Parkway Presbyterian Church.