Gulf County

A photo of a Bichon Frise, a long white-coated dog
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Their last rabies cases may have been two years ago, but Franklin and Gulf County health officials still want area residents to keep their distance from wild animals who may be carriers for the disease.

A coiled rattlesnake
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On the heels of a local law enforcement officer receiving two snake bites, Franklin County officials are alerting residents to keep their distance from the area’s reptiles.

A container full of scallops
Carol Lyn Parrish / FWC Flickr

The bay scallop season in Gulf County started Friday.

Gulf County Schools To Close For Flu Friday

Jan 25, 2018
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The Gulf County School district announced schools would be closed Friday, January 26. It’s the latest sign of a harsh flu season.

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Tuesday marks the start of World Breastfeeding Week, and a number of Panhandle county health departments are marking the week with several events.

Gulf County Scallop Season Pushed Back By FWC

Jul 25, 2017
scallops
FWC FWRI's Flickr

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has put a hold on Gulf County’s scallop season, as a dangerous toxin has taken ahold of shellfish in the area. 

scallops
FWC FWRI's Flickr

Despite a harmful algal bloom in 2015, Florida wildlife officials say the bay scallop population in Saint Joe Bay appears to be improving.

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National HIV Testing Day is Monday. But, ahead of that day, Bay County health officials are offering free HIV testing in several Panhandle counties.