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Olivia Michael


Panama City Beach, FL, United States

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Past articles by Olivia:

Bay District Schools students participating in Red Ribbon Week

This week, Bay District Schools students are taking part in “Red Ribbon Week,” a national initiative to promote a drug-free lifestyle. → Read More

Panama City leaders opt out of 3D built homes for alternative option

Panama City leaders have temporarily abandoned plans for 3D homes in exchange for steel panelized homes. The houses can be constructed in 30 to 45 days and will cost $150,000. → Read More

Proposed amendment on Florida’s ballot would increase minimum wage

An amendment on this November's ballot would raise Florida’s hourly minimum wage from $8.56 to $15 by 2026. It must receive 60% approval from voters in order to pass. → Read More

Locals face drainage and sewage issues left by Hurricane Sally

Bay County is no stranger to flooding, but Hurricane Sally resurfaced the issue that many are once again facing. → Read More

Homeless under the Hathaway

Some say a growing homeless population has led to more litter under the Hathaway bridge, leaving law enforcement with difficult decisions to make. → Read More

Tourists still turn out for Labor Day weekend on Panama City Beach

Despite COVID-19 and the postponement of Gulf Coast Jam, Panama City Beach had a busy Labor Day weekend. → Read More

Panama City Beach tops list of best beaches in the U.S.

TripAdvisor has released its 2020 Travelers Choice award for the top 25 beaches in the United States and Panama City Beach comes in at #8, ahead of Hawaii and other Florida beaches. → Read More

Six candidates officially running for Bay County Commission’s District 4 seat

There are officially six candidates running in the race to replace Keith Baker as Bay County's District 4 commissioner. → Read More

Bay District Schools student starts petition for superintendent run-off election

A Bay District School's high school student created an online petition for a superintendent run-off election. The petition has garnered more than 1,300 votes. → Read More

BayLink enrollment expected to drop, according to Bay District Schools officials

Bay District Schools officials predict more students will leave BayLink in exchange for brick-and-mortar schools in the near future. → Read More

The search for answers after Bay District Schools subpoena comes to light

Locals are asking why Bay District School's grand jury subpoena was kept under wraps until days after the most recent election. → Read More

Bill Husfelt reflects on his re-election as superintendent of Bay District Schools

Bill Husfelt was unofficially re-elected as superintendent of Bay District Schools with less than a 2% lead. → Read More

New Carl Gray Park Boat Ramp now open

City and county leaders joined for a ceremonial first boat launch of the Carl Gray Park Boat Ramp Friday afternoon. The ramp is the first of a two-phase project. → Read More

Tourists are spending more money, says local official

As summer is winding down, Bay County tourism officials say there were less visitors in the market this year but they were spending more money. → Read More

Bay County to hold special election for District 4 commission seat

Rather than appoint someone, Governor Ron DeSantis has chosen to hold a special election for the District four seat of the Bay County Commission. → Read More

NCAA cancels fall championships as major football marches on

The NCAA will not conduct fall championship events — a move that does not affect major college football — because not enough schools are competing in sports such as men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. → Read More

Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center staff receive delicious donation

One area restaurant delivered meals to feed about 60 hospital workers. → Read More

Mask mandate compliance in Panama City Beach

About two weeks after Panama City Beach issued a mask mandate the city has not issued any citations, but code enforcement has issued eight violation notices. → Read More

Local military bases to receive grant for hurricane recovery and mission prep

Tyndall Air Force Base and NSA PC will be receiving financial assistance thanks to the Florida Defense Support Task Force Grant. → Read More

Bay County Courthouse operations during COVID-19

While the Bay County Courthouse Patterson has been able to conduct some court hearings online, other jury trials have been put on hold due to the pandemic. → Read More