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GCSC’s Proposed Lab Fee Changes

For Immediate Release May 31, 2017 CONTACT: Chris Thomes, Executive Director of Marketing & Communications cthomes@gulfcoast.edu | (850) 747-3250 Panama City, FL – In accordance with the Education Access and Affordability bill (HB 7019, Ch 2016-236, Laws of Florida), Gulf Coast State College is notifying the community of changes in institutional student fees at least 28 days before its consideration of at a District Board of Trustees meeting. The next regularly scheduled District Board of Trustees meeting will be June 29, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the William C. Cramer, Jr. Seminar Room, Student Union West. Laboratory fees are...

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Grayton Beach State Park #4 in Dr. Beach America’s Best Beaches 2017

“Dr. Beach” 2017 America’s Top 10 Beaches Miami, FL— Siesta Beach is number one in the 27th annual Top 10 Beach List, produced by coastal expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, professor at Florida International University. A panhandle beach, Grayton Beach State Park makes the top 10 list. Siesta Beach boasts that it has the finest, whitest sand in the world, which attracts sand collectors and beach lovers from all over. The clear, clean waters along this gently-sloping beachface make for ideal swimming. The beach is hundreds of yards wide, attracting fitness fans and volleyball players. Siesta is a year-round...

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Above-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year

Dr. Gerry Bell discusses the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season. (NOAA)         May 25, 2017 – Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center say the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year. Last year produced 5 land-falling storms, including Matthew that caused $10 billion in damage and killed 34 people in the U.S. and 551 in the Caribbean. It was one of the deadliest Atlantic hurricanes on record. For the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, forecasters predict a 45 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 35 percent chance...

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Funnel on St. Andrews Bay

Funnel on St. Andrews Bay The video of a funnel on St. Andrews Bay was captured just outside WKGC FM studios in the Advanced Technology Center on Gulf Coast State College campus in Panama City, Florida. The video starts recording at 1226pm cdt and records for 7 minutes. The view is from 3rd floor looking sse towards St. Andrews Pass. Storm was coming in off the Gulf of Mexico, and had not produced any lightning in the short time it was filmed. Like Us – WKGC on facebook! WKGC listening area was under a Tornado Watch at the time. Broadcast...

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Weather Alert (5-23-17)

Weather Alert URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 257 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1010 AM EDT Tue May 23 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of southeastern Alabama northern Florida southwestern and central Georgia * Effective this Tuesday morning and evening from 1010 AM until 600 PM EDT. * Primary threats include… A couple tornadoes possible Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible SUMMARY…In the presence of strengthening wind fields, thunderstorms now developing are expected to...

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