Archives for February 2018

Bay District Superintendent sends message to lawmakers

Panama City, Fla. – Bay District Superintendent Bill Husfelt issued a strong statement to lawmakers Monday. In response to the school shooting that left 17 people dead at a Florida high school, Husfelt urged representatives to enact legislation to make it more difficult for average citizens to purchase “military-style weaponry.”
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Operation Valentine

(WJHG/WECP) – Operation Valentine netted the arrest of three women Saturday for solicitation. Two of the detainees are from PC. Detectives say the operation targeted online escort services in the area.
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Bay Parkway extension promises to ease traffic congestion

PANAMA CITY BEACH – An eastward extension of Bay Parkway to Nautilus Street is expected to reduce traffic on Back Beach Road. According to the News Herald, the project could be ready for motorists in 2019, Beach Mayor Mike Thomas said Monday.
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Armed guards could soon greet PC students

PANAMA CITY – Armed guards could soon greet PC students. Following the mass shooting at a Florida school last week that left 17 people dead, Superintendent Bill Husfelt said in a statement that he’ll make putting an armed officer at every school a priority.
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Bay Medical searching for new CEO

PANAMA CITY – Bay Medical Sacred Heart will have to find a new CEO. Steve Grubbs abruptly resigned Monday. Bay Medical will be conducting a national search for a new CEO, according to a news release.
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Former PC teacher charged with running drug house pleaded no contest

PANAMA CITY – A former PC first-grade teacher charged with running a drug house has pleaded no contest. Kenya Williams, 43, will receive 18 months probation, as part of a pre-trial intervention program for first-time drug offenders, the News Herald reports. She will be back in Bay County court March 5 for a pretrial hearing.
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Bay County Veterans express mixed emotions about Trump’s military parade

PANAMA CITY – Donald Trump’s proposal to throw a massive military parade in Washington has drawn a mixed reaction from Bay County veterans. Such parades are traditional in authoritarian countries as a way to display military might. No concrete plans have been revealed for the military show of might, estimated to cost upwards of $30 million, which some vets say should go towards veterans programs, while several Vietnam vets say would be a welcome change from when they came home.
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Bay County Vets will have to find new pharmacy

PANAMA CITY BEACH – The Panama City Beach VA clinic soon will stop filling prescriptions. The clinic pharmacy will continue to process and fill prescriptions until March 1, and after that veterans will have to use one of five Bay County pharmacies the VA is contracting with, the News Herald reports.
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Deadly flu season

We are finally beginning to see an end to what has been a deadly flu season. The Florida Department of Health says that the Flu numbers in Bay County are decreasing.
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eadly flu season

We are finally beginning to see an end to what has been a deadly flu season. The Florida Department of Health says that the Flu numbers in Bay County are decreasing.
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