Shaquille O’Neal’s famous chicken franchise, ‘Big Chicken,’ is coming to the Sunshine State

Shaquille O’Neal’s Big Chicken Chain — Courtesy: Mike Coppola | Getty Images A “big” franchise is coming to the Sunshine State’s Panhandle in a “big” way. The Panhandle Restaurant Group signed a commitment deal with “Big Chicken,” whose founder is former NBA star, Shaquille O’Neal. O’Neal is primarily known for his years playing for the

Bout of snow makes random appearance in Florida

Snow Falling In City — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: DedMityay Snow in the Sunshine State!? Some areas in the Florida Panhandle saw snow flurries as temperatures fell below freezing. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office shared a video on Facebook of snowflakes falling throughout the night. “Well how’s this for a temperature change?” the sheriff’s

Women’s veterans museum opens up on Florida Panhandle

Veterans Day — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Bumble Dee PENSACOLA, Fla. — Filling a train depot that hasn’t been used in 17 years, a new museum dedicated to the legacy of women veterans opened on Wednesday in the Florida Panhandle.  “Six months ago when we got it it was in shambles and covered in graffiti and

Red tide intensifies in Southwest Florida

Red Tide Florida Beach – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Jillian Cain Photography Red tide is appearing in Southwest Florida as some beaches have seen dead fish lining the shores. A report released Friday shows that red tide is also creeping upward along Florida’s Gulf Coast, clearing up the Florida Panhandle to Navarre Pier, near

Schools throughout Florida Panhandle close ahead of Tropical Storm Fred

Flooded Neighborhood Streets – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by johnmoorefour As Tropical Storm Fred gains major strength on its way toward the Florida Panhandle, several schools in the area are closed Monday to brace for its impact. As of early Monday morning, Tropical Storm Fred maintained maximum sustained winds of 50 mph while moving toward

Florida’s Oyster Central Apalachicola Bay Shut Down through 2025 due to overharvesting

Fresh Oysters Courtesy: Image by Patricia Alexandre from Pixabay The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has placed a temporary ban on the harvesting of oysters out of Florida’s top producing bay through the end of 2025. Apalachicola Bay has historically produced the majority load of oysters consumed in Florida amounting to 90% of the

Two Florida State Senators Propose “to-go” Alcohol Orders to Assist Restaurant Businesses

Bar with assorted spirits. Courtesy: Image by Pexels from Pixabay A wildly popular “alcohol to go” component in Governor Ron DeSantis’ emergency executive order may be here to stay. The Florida governor added what he called “alcohol to go” in an executive order earlier this year to assist restaurants during the pandemic. The order included

Winter Is Coming: Temperatures To Reach As Low As The 30s In Some Parts Of The State

Courtesy: Image by Tumisu from Pixabay A welcoming gift for the winter season or parting gift for getting through the hurricane season, who knows, but Florida: it’s time to bring out those coats and boots that you bring out once a year for sub-70 degree temps. As we say farewell to the stormy season, winter