Gulf County Health Officials Warn Residents To Stay Away From Wild Animals Who May Have Rabies By Sascha Cordner • Sep 17, 2018 Seth Reese / Unsplash 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. On Heels Of Rattlesnake Biting Deputy Twice, Franklin County Residents Urged To Be Careful By Sascha Cordner • Sep 13, 2018 Franklin County Sheriff's office Facebook 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. Gulf County Bay Scallop Season Underway, With Some Areas Off-Limits By Sascha Cordner • Aug 19, 2018 Carol Lyn Parrish / FWC Flickr The bay scallop season in Gulf County started Friday. Gulf County Schools To Close For Flu Friday By Sara Hetherington • Jan 25, 2018 iStock The Gulf County School district announced schools would be closed Friday, January 26. It’s the latest sign of a harsh flu season. Local Counties To Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week With Several Events By Sascha Cordner • Jul 28, 2017 Getty Images 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 By Spencer Parlier • Jul 25, 2017 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. Despite 2015 Red Tide Event, St. Joe Bay Scallop Population Sees Improvements By Sascha Cordner • Jun 29, 2017 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. Starting Thursday, Health Officials Will Hold Several Free HIV Testing Events In Panhandle By Sascha Cordner • Jun 22, 2016 CDC/MGN Online National HIV Testing Day is Monday. But, ahead of that day, Bay County health officials are offering free HIV testing in several Panhandle counties.