The past 12 months have been marked by celebration and controversy.
Promise at the port was counterbalanced by continued upheaval within economic development in the county.
The Board of County Commissioners and the city of Port St. Joe spent much time jabbing at and among each other – not to mention county commissioners and staff.
Tourism roared back, but the chronic lack of jobs continued as well as eroding of school enrollment.
DAWGS in Prison reached 300 dogs saved and the city of Port St. Joe celebrated its centennial.
Add it all together and 2013 had plenty of news and by year’s end held out hope that the news in 2014 would be of a more positive nature.
Here, in this edition of The Star, is our wrap-up of 2013, not only the events but the themes that characterized the year.