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Chasing Shadows: Memories of the Hill's 'Miss Love'

Apalachicola Times

Date: 11/5/2020 5:57:00 AM

Willie Williams is now 80 years old, but she has fond memories of her former landlady, “Miss Love,” especially her practice of carrying all her housekeeping supplies in an old, rusty-wheeled baby

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Lanark News: Golf club's big yard sale this weekend

Apalachicola Times

Date: 11/5/2020 5:47:00 AM

The Lanark Village Golf Club will be having “The Big One” Yard Sale starting this Friday, Nov. 6, through Sunday, Nov. 8 at 8:30 a.m. We will be on Heffernan, across from Chillas Hall, just follow the

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The ghosts walked at Chestnut

Apalachicola Times

Date: 11/4/2020 3:49:00 PM

Saturday night at Chestnut Cemetery was one of the most successful Ghost Walks ever. Overseen by the walk’s founder, Delores Roux, the event raised more than $2,100 for cemetery maintenance, as an

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In Conversation: Carl Abbott and Michael Saunders

Sarasota Magazine

Date: 10/31/2020 6:59:00 AM

Legendary architect Carl Abbott, FAIA, and real estate doyenne Michael Saunders both grew up in Sarasota and established their careers here in the 1970s. They recently sat down together to discuss how

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Rockwell named 2020 Sun Belt Faculty Member of the Year


Date: 10/30/2020 3:50:00 AM

Dr. Casey Rockwell, assistant professor of marketing and advertising in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Business, has been named the 2020 Sun Belt Conference Faculty of the Year

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Apalachicola Bay is an estuary and lagoon located on Florida's northwest coast renowned for its oysters. The Apalachicola Bay system also includes St. Georges Sound, St. Vincent Sound and East Bay, covering an area of about 208 square miles (540 km2). Four islands St. Vincent Island to the west, Cape St. George Island and St. George Island to the south, and Dog Island to the east separate the system from the Gulf of Mexico. Water exchange occurs through Indian Pass, West Pass, East Pass and the Duer Channel. The lagoon has been designated as a National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Apalachicola River is the largest source of freshwater to the estuary. Combined with the Chattahoochee River, Flint River, and Ochlockonee River they drain a watershed of over 20,000 square miles (50,000 km2) at a rate of 19,599 cubic feet (550 m3) per second according to the United States Geological Survey in 2002.
The region features 1,162 species of plants, and includes the largest natural stand of tupelo trees in the world. The area is also home to 308 species of birds, 186 species of fish, 57 species of mammals, and boasts the highest species density of amphibians and reptiles in all of North America, north of Mexico stated by the Apalachicola Reserve, 2002.
Apalachicola Bay is part of The National Estuarine Research Reserve System.[1]

Apalachicola, Eastpoint & Carrabelle are three cities that border the Bay on the mainland side.
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