News & Media

Growing A Lasting Food Source - Deseret In The Florida Panhandle
01/16/2020
Most Florida farm producers are very good at conserving natural resources as they grow food. They know their livelihoods depend upon the land and water they manage. Michael Archibald and his employees at Deseret Cattle & Timber have a mission to preserve a substantial agricultural property for the indefinite future. They produce cattle and timber on more than 300,000 acres in various parcels located west of the Apalachicola River.
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New Ship
Eastern Shipbuilding launches first of Staten Island ferries
12/29/2019
The long-sought expansion into Gulf County of Eastern Shipbuilding could happen before the end of the year, according to county officials.
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Triumph grant
Triumph grant will double Gulf/Franklin nursing program
12/29/2019
Double the graduates double the nurses while expanding opportunities is the focus of a grant recently received by Gulf Coast State College.
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Port St Joe Marina
City Approves Marina Development
10/14/2019
Port St. Joe city commissioners last week approved plans by the St. Joe Company for development of the Port St. Joe Marina.
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USI
Drone Institute to establish County Training Center
07/15/2019
The Unmanned Safety Institute, which provides flight safety training and certification for unmanned aviation systems, or drones, announced this week it will establish the USI Center of Excellence at Gulf Coast State College’s Gulf/Franklin campus.
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Airport Purchase
County, Skyborne celebrate airport purchase
04/08/2019
Skyborne Technology joined with county officials as they celebrated the company’s acquisition of the airport facility and expansion to the south end of the county of its operations.
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County lends support to $450M biofuel project
04/01/2019
The Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday lent support to a project to build a $450 million biofuel plant in Gulf County.
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Gulf County Industrial park
Skyborne, county celebrate airport purchase today
04/01/2019
Company and local officials are flying high over the recently announced expansion of Skyborne Technology. Skyborne and partner Unmanned Systems, Inc. (USI) will be demonstrating some of the reasons why beginning at 12 p.m. ET today at Costin Airport off Rutherford Road in Port St. Joe.
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Drones
Skyborne Technology Acquires Costin Airport
03/20/2019
Skyborne Technology, Inc. expanded its Gulf County footprint this week. The developer, designer and manufacturer of manned and unmanned aviation systems, which established its first United States facility last fall in Gulf… Mar. 14, 2019
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Eastern Shipbuilding Breaks Ground in Port St Joe on the Old Paper Mill Site
06/04/2018
By: Kirsten Mitchell PORT ST. JOE, Fla. - Eastern Shipbuilding continues to expand in the Panhandle bringing jobs along for the ride. This time they are headed to Gulf County to build on a piece of land that's been vacant for nearly 20 years.
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PORT AUTHORITY INKS LOI
10/06/2017
Wednesday was a day the Port St. Joe Port Authority has been awaiting for years
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A BLANK CANVAS
10/04/2017
A port, a railroad and plenty of infrastructure give Gulf County a boost in its drive to grow the economy
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PORT OFFICIALS HAVE 'POSITIVE' MEETING WITH CORPS
03/20/2017
Officials with the Port St. Joe Port Authority came away from a recent meeting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers optimistic about attempts to address dredging costs.
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COUNTY RESTORE PLAN APPROVED
03/20/2017
Gulf County's multi-year plan for spending RESTORE Act dollars has been approved by the U.S. Treasury.
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THE PROMISE OF A PORT
03/20/2017
"From here, the Intracoastal is about 20,000 miles and you can go all the way to El Paso or all the way to Chicago. It is all about commerce." ~Capt. Jim Anderson
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EASTERN LANDS $10.5 BILLION CONTRACT
09/20/2016
Shipbuilding Group to add hundreds of jobs after securing largest contract in U.S. Coast Guard history
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PORT AUTHORITY, ST. JOE NEARING LOIS
07/27/2016
A tipping point for the development of the Port of Port St. Joe appears nigh.
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COUNTY MUST DECIDE SOON ON SPENDING $12 MILLION IN RESTORE FUNDS
07/27/2016
A second pot of RESTORE Act funds has suddenly become a planning priority for Gulf County officials.
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CHRIS HOLLEY: PORT ST. JOE IS RIGGED & READY FOR BUSINESS
07/14/2016
Chris Holley, executive director of the Gulf County Economic Development Center, describes the assets and factors that make Gulf County a unique and attractive environment for economic development.
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DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL- 5 YEARS LATER INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS HOLLEY
07/12/2016
Chris Holley, member of the Gulf Consortium - Committee of Eight Disproportionately Affected Counties, explains how "Triumph legislation" and the RESTORE Act continue to aid Florida's Gulf counties following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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