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  1. Fire Officials Work to Contain Forest Fire in Bay CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Florida Forestry officials state that they are still trying to contain the wildfire that started Sunday afternoon near Highway 79 in Bay County. Fire officials still do not know the cause of the fire.

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  2. Surfing Kids Share a Common BondRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Autism Surfs provided a day of fun in the sun, as dozens of volunteers from the community came out Saturday to teach those willing how to surf. "There is a little bit of fear involved, but without the fear there can't be that excitement, so they were really joyed," said John Sutherland, a volunteer.

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  3. Beach Blast "Flying in Paradise" Returns to Panama City BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    It's one of the "World's Largest Beachfront Events" and after a two year absence, it's back and taking place in Panama City Beach. The big event is called Beach Blast "Flying in Paradise" and it's being held in Panama City Beach at the Edgewater Beach Resort.

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  4. Chamber of Commerce Hosts 8th Annual "Jungleball" tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    "It's great to see people come out and support our tourism industry," explained Brittany Cole, Vice-President of Communication at the Bay County Chamber of Commerce. "Bay County thrives on that industry, The people that work in it and the people that visit really are special to us.

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  5. Panama City Beach City Council Bans Alcohol on Beach During Spring BreakRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Wes Pittman's group "Citizens for a New Panama City Beach" wore blue shirts on one side, and across from them were people wearing white shirts representing the "Citizens United for Panama City Beach," made up of local business owners and service industry employees. Both sides had spokespersons who made presentations to the council, voicing their opinions on what action they believe should be taken to make Spring Break 2016 better.

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  6. Panama City Beach Tourist Development Council Looks to Improve Frank Brown ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    After hearing from their hired consultant at "The Sports Force" about a new sports facility,TDC members were excited to move forward. So excited, they decided making immediate changes to Frank Brown Park is in the best interest of Panama City Beach.

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  7. Tuesday's City Council Meeting Will Bring Out Spring Break Community GroupsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Tuesday's Panama City Beach City Council meeting is expected to draw big crowds. On the agenda are several ordinances that could be passed for next spring break.

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  8. Pro Watercross Tour Visits PCB for Seventh Straight YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    The Boardwalk Beach Resort played host to the Hidden Trails National Pro Watercross tour, who opened their 2015 schedule this weekend. Saturday and Sunday in PCB begin an eight-stop season slate for Hidden Trails, as they wowed fans along Boardwalk's beach, as competitors pushed their watercrafts as fast as they could and performed high-flying tricks above the water.

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  9. Local Business Pulls Support for Warrior Beach RetreatRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Previously, Warrior Beach Retreat Founder Linda Cope said one of the retreat's biggest supporters pulled the plug on the event, but she didn't feel comfortable naming the management group. Cope told Newschannel 7 Sunday an employee from "Emerald View Management Group" sent her the following text stating, "I want to be the first person in this town to let you know that you are no longer welcome at any of our properties."

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  10. "Citizens For A New Panama City Beach" March Across the Hathaway BridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Most people spent their Sunday afternoon showing their mothers how much they appreciate them, but hundreds of area residents took a stand instead. "It is amazing we got about 400 people here on Mother's Day and it shows how much mothers care about what's going on on the beach for their own families that live here," said local, Pauline Barnhale.

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  11. Bay County 'Shimmy Mobs' Raise Money for CharityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Several Bay County venues were treated Saturday to a unique flash mob and it was all for a good cause. This is part of an international effort where more than 2,000 dancers in 181 cities will perform to raise money for charity. 1 comment

  12. The Hidden Trails Pro Watercross National Tour Kicks off this WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    The Hidden Trails Pro Watercross National Tour is kicking off its season with the SuperCup of Watercross in Panama City Beach this Saturday and Sunday. This is the sixth annual stop for the tour in Panama City Beach, attracting pro athletes from all over the world.

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  13. Warrior Beach Retreat Founder Says Local Business Pulls Support from RetreatRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    But the retreat made national headlines this year after the group accused a several fraternity students of harassing them at the retreat. Now, founder Linda Cope says several other chapters of the fraternity Zeta Beta Tau have come forward and offered to volunteer as the Warrior Beach Retreat.

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  14. Naval Support Activity Engineers Attempt to Solve Helium ShortageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Helium is a huge component of what divers over at the Naval Base in Panama City Beach use every day. To many people's surprise, helium is in short supply, and engineers at the base are coming up with new ways to conserve it.

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  15. No Minor League Baseball Team Headed to PCBRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Last spring we told you about the possibility of a minor league baseball team coming up to bat in Panama City Beach, but it looks like investors ended up striking out on the deal. NewsChannel 7 caught up with TDC members to find out what went wrong and what the future of sports on the beach looks like.

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  16. Mayor Oberst Proclaims May 7 as Annual Day of Prayer in Panama City BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Merritt Brown Middle School took part by gathering at the flag pole, where students from a Christian Fellowship led the prayer and read from the Bible. "I have seen as a sponsor, some of the transformations of the hope that they have now in their life, their desire to want to be closer to the Lord, you know, and it comes through the time we'll be together and the prayer, and the encouraging of each other," said Fellowship of Christians sponsor, Jill Chester."

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  17. National Tourism Month Celebration at the County PierRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    The month of May is National Tourism Month and there are all sorts of celebrations planned, including one on Wednesday in Panama City Beach that was free to the public. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, community members and visitors were treated to live music, giveaways and free hot dogs and hamburgers fresh off the grill for lunch at the County Pier.

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  18. Bay County Commission Considering Passing Spring Break Ordinances for Next YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Spring break has been over for more than a month, but because of all of the violence and drugs that made their way into our community this year, local officials are making plans for next year. The commissioners didn't pass anything today, but they did approve a public hearing on three spring break ordinances that will take place at their next meeting.

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  19. First Sea Turtle Nest of the Season Found in Northwest FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Speed may not come to mind when you think of a sea turtle, but the 2015 nesting season is getting a head start. "This nest was laid April 21 and our prior record was May 12 in 2011, Lynda Yates, a Volunteer with the Panama City Beach Turtle Watch, said.

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  20. Gulf Coast State College Student Helps Rescue Neighbor From FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Monday evening, after returning home from her physiotherapy internship, Esabella noticed her neighbors house was on fire, as she could hear him screaming for help. Macauley ran into her neighbors house, and managed to carry him to the threshold.

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