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January 18, 2014

News Herald Photos of Time Capsule Ceremony


The News Herald posted photos from the Bay County Centennial Time Capsule Dedication Ceremony. Click below to see pictures.





August 17, 2013

Bay County Comes Together at Centennial Gala


Elected officials, Business Leaders, founding families and others joined together Saturday evening at the Panama Country Club in Lynn Haven to celebrate Bay County''s centennial. Despite the heavy downpour throughout the day, the event was well attended.

Click here to read the article.





May 9, 2013

News Herald Celebrates 100 Years of History


For the next 100 days leading up to the Bay County Centennial Gala, The News Herald will publish historical pictures and 100-year-old newspaper articles to help celebrate the county''s proud past. You can find these glimpses into the past each day on the Diversions page. You can also visit the Centennial Page at

To view full article, click here.





April 22, 2013

County to Celebrate its 100th


100 years after Governor Park Trammell signed legislation formally creating Bay County, the Historical McKenzie House Foundation will host a celebration at McKenzie House on Wednesday April 24, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm. Anyone who is interested in our county''''s history is invited to attend. There will be refreshments, entertainment, historical displays and tours of McKenzie House.

To view the full article, click here.





February 18, 2013

Bay County Centennial Sponsorship Banners


The Bay County Centennial Committee is seeking sponsors to purchase centennial banners that will hang in front of the Bay County Government Center on 11th Street in Panama City throughout 2013. Banner sponsorships are available for businesses, as well as individuals or families and are tax deductible. All proceeds will be used by the Committee to organize and promote centennial events during 2013.

To read the full article, click here.





February 11, 2013

Black History Month Photo Display Partnership


As part of the year long Bay County centennial celebration, there will be a photo display in the rotunda of the Bay County Government Center with a different topic each month. In recognition of Black History month, the Board of County Commissioners and the Bay County Centennial Committee partnered with the African-American Cultural Center so that they will be able to share many of their wonderful photos with locals.





January 14, 2013

Bay County Centennial Committee Kicks-Off Celebration


The Bay County Centennial Committee has begun efforts to celebrate the 100th anniversary of our county. The year will be filled with fun events and will honor special moments from our history. This website will serve as a primary place for information about our upcoming events and information about the centennial.

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January 2, 2013

Bay celebrates centennial through photos


Read the News Herald article on the Bay County Centennial photo display, located at the Bay County Government Center rotunda. The centennial committee is enlisting the help of volunteer groups who will change out the display each month. For January the theme is buildings, architecture and infrastructure. The old photos include shots of the county courthouse, the first Hathaway Bridge and the first DuPont Bridge.

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December 31, 2012

Bay County To Celebrate Centennial In 2013


WMBB reports that the Bay County Centennial Celebration officially kicks off New Year''s Eve at Pier Park with a slide show presentation of Bay County over the last 100 years.

To read the full article, click here.







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Panama City, FL 32402
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