The Bay County Board of County Commissioners will hold its final two budget meetings at 5:01 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 and 5:01 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 20 in the Commission Chambers of the Bay County Government Center, located at 840 W. 11th St., Panama City, FL. The board will discuss the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget.

The Commission will also hold budget meetings/workshops at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 and at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 in the Commission Chambers.

The meetings are open to the public and will be broadcast live on the county's Web site at the link below.
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Highlights

Chasin' the Sun episodes available online

Chasin' the Sun episodes available onlineClick the link below to view episodes of the Bay County Tourist Development Council's Chasin' the Sun fishing show, an outdoors fishing and lifestyle television show filmed in Panama City Beach and produced by Visit Panama City Beach. Show sponsors include AFTCO, Guy Harvey Sportswear, Costa, YETI, Shimano, Yo-Zuri, Jackson Kayak, Half Hitch, and Hy's Toggery.

In the first season of the program, 13 episodes were aired on the Sportsman Channel, which reaches 36 million U.S. TV households per episode. Filming for season 2 is currently underway.
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County 2300 to close for stormwater repairs

County 2300 to close for stormwater repairs A portion of County Road 2300 will be closed to through traffic for 45 days beginning June 13 to allow for the installation of a double concrete box culvert. The culvert is located roughly 0.6 miles west of the intersection of State Road 77 and County Road 2300.

During the closure, detour signage will be posted to direct northbound and southbound traffic around the construction via Bridge Street, Newman Point Rd, Hamrick Rd and Fanning Bayou Drive. County Road 2300 between State Road 77 and the box culvert will remain open to local traffic only. Click the link below to view a detour map.
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WX radios available

WX radios available Do you have a weather radio? Is it properly programmed?

Bay County Emergency Services, WMBB News 13 and Midland Radio will be holding a series of weather radio events at local Walgreens stores this summer.

Senior Meteorologist Jerry Tabatt will meet guests to talk how advanced warning can save lives during severe weather events.

Customers can purchase Midland NOAA weather alert radios during the events or visitors may bring in their own radios from home to ensure proper calibration. The NOAA radios transmit immediate notification of severe weather or emergency alert signals broadcasted by the National Weather Service to users, which is helpful when severe weather strikes quickly.

The events will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the following dates:

July 27 at Walgreen's in Lynn Haven
Aug. 10 at Walgreen's in Callaway
Sept. 7 at Walgreen's in Panama City Beach.

For more information, call Brooke Powell at 248-6050.