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Panama City couple creates Christmas decorations with Hurricane Michael debris
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - During the holidays, normally you see Christmas lights and other displays adorning homes, but one local couple has a different idea of what can be used to decorate a home or yard this time of year.
Time's up for Panama City's Tent City
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Residents of the so-called "Tent City" in Panama City were told to pack up and leave yesterday, but many still chose to stay. Officials warned Tent City residents legal action would be taken if they did not leave and Tuesday several police cars showed up on the scene
Where’s the housing help for Hurricane Michael victims? Rubio demands answers
Two months have passed since Hurricane Michael slammed into Florida’s Panhandle – the fourth-strongest storm ever to hit the U.S. With victims struggling in places battered by winds that reached 155 miles per hour, like Panama City, Mexico Beach and tiny rural communities, Florida Republican U.S. Se
Panama City Jaycee's Christmas Parade jingling all the way through Downtown
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - After being postponed, the Panama City Jaycee's Christmas Parade is jingling all the way down Harrison Ave. on Saturday, Dec. 15. The parade will begin at 12th St. and Harrison Ave. and end at 4th St. and Harrison Ave.
GCSO Arrests Callaway Man in Possession of $470,000 in Cash and Drugs Valued at $540,000
Gulf County FL - Nearly half a million dollars in U.S. currency and more than 34,000 oxycodone pills are discovered following a traffic stop near Wewahitchka. Just before midnight, Wednesday Gulf County Sheriff’s Deputies were running radar along Brian Setterich Road. A motorist in a blue Kia van pa
Bay County Suspends Recycling Indefinitely
PANAMA CITY Fla. - Storm damage from Hurricane Michael has left it's mark on Bay County's trash and recycling collection processes. Both are currently being brought to landfills within the county.
FDLE: Man plots to kill wife from behind bars
PANAMA CITY — A Jamaican man jailed for choking his wife is now facing additional charges after he allegedly tried to contract her death from behind bars, according to court records.
Hurricane Michael prompts sale of hospital to Sacred Heart System, massive layoffs
Two months after Hurricane Michael caused significant damage to Bay Medical Sacred Heart in Panama City, the hospital system is announcing major changes. Ardent Health Services, a Nashville-based hospital-management company, had operated Bay Medical under an agreement with Ascension Sacred Heart. Bu
Panama City Public Works Crews Help Church Clean Up After Tent City Shut Down
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - For nearly two months, dozens of displaced people lived in tents at the Forest Park United Methodist Church in Panama City. This tent city, was home for workers, locals and homeless.
WOW!'s Network Rebuild Nearly Complete in Panama City
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone provider, announced in a press release on December 12, 2018, the company's rebuild of its network in Panama City is nearing completion.
AT&T offering 1 gigabit connection in Panama City
PANAMA CITY — AT&T is now offering a 1 gigabit connection on its fiber network to customer locations in parts of Panama City and Pensacola, according to a news release. “We are proud to add the Panhandle to our list of cities where we are bringing our fastest internet speed available,” Joe York, pre
Graffiti Vandal Literally Caught Red-Handed
BAY COUNTY, Fla. - A local man is behind bars after he allegedly spray painted graffiti on cars and fences along with a racial slur on the garage of a home. Authorities said it happened Tuesday night along High Cliff Road in Bay County. Deputies received the complaints early Wednesday morning. Offic
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
Vietnamese American Community of Georgia Brings Cold Weather Supplies
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Cold weather poses a threat to people without homes following Hurricane Michael. That's why members of the Vietnamese American Community of Georgia made a trip down to Panama City Wednesday. It was one of three trips the group made since the hurricane. They brought three car load
Singers Natalie Grant and Danny Gokey Donate Toys for Bay Co. Kids
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - People near and far have stepped up to help donate toys to Bay District school's Salvage Santa toy drive. Wednesday morning a special delivery was made by Grammy Nominated Christian Gospel singers Natalie Grant and Danny Gokey. The two singers are on their Celebrate Christmas Tou
Bay Department of Health Administrator Resigns
Panama City, Fla. - The chief of Bay County's Health Department has resigned. Administrator Doug Kent resigned from the Florida Department of Health in Bay County on Friday. Holly Holt, the administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Walton County, will be the interim administrator in Bay
Pensacola Christian College delivers 1,800 toys to Hurricane Michael victims | Causes
Two recent toy drives hosted by Pensacola Christian College and Pensacola Christian Academy brought in more than 1,800 toys for children affected by Hurricane Michael in Bay County.
Police kick out residents of Panama City tent city; where will hurricane-displaced families go?
On Tuesday police entered a tent city on the grounds of a church in Panama City and told dozens of people made homeless by Hurricane Michael that they had to find somewhere else to live. But Tammy Nichols, who lived for weeks at the tent city after the hurricane, says security, drinking and violence
Panama City leaders, FEMA will work to designate trailer staging areas at Wednesday meeting
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - As many try to find available housing after Hurricane Michael, others are just looking for a place to put their FEMA trailers. The city of Panama city working with FEMA to designate city owned and commercial properties as trailer staging areas.
FEMA funds may help pay for Panama City Marina repairs
PANAMA CITY — The last of the waterlogged boats should be pulled out of the Panama City Marina by the end of the year, but it will take far longer than that before the property is usable.