• Former Rep. Graham to speak at local Women’s Leadership Summit

    Special to The News

    Former U.S. Representative Gwen Graham will deliver the keynote address at the first session of the Building Legacies Women’s Leadership Summit series launched by Tallahassee Community College. The kickoff session, which coincides with the beginning of Women’s History Month, will be on Wednesday, March 1, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the TCC Center for Innovation.

  • A house divided once more at St. Marks

    Special to The News

  • Wakulla traffic alerts

    Special to The News

    Motorists traveling State Road (S.R.) 30/U.S. 98 (Coastal Highway) from south of the Old Crawfordville Highway, U.S. 98 intersection to north of St. Frances Street and State Road (S.R.) 61/U.S. 319 (Crawfordville Highway) from U.S. 98 to north of Alaska Way will encounter intermittent lane closures through Friday, Feb. 24 for striping and construction activities.  Lane closures will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Resurfacing is underway on S.R. 267 from south of S.R. 363 to U.S. 98. Drivers can expect temporary lane closures.

  • Sopchoppy Opry

    The Sopchoppy Opry is on a roll in 2017! Appearing this weekend, Saturday Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in historic Sopchoppy School Auditorim is Col. Wayne Martin and his Country Gold Band with special guest singer/songwriter Arie Rodriquez! Johnny Calloway and South Bound will open the show that promises to be one of the best this year. Don’t miss it! Call 962-3711 for tickets or purchase them at the door. Ticket office and Opry Cafe open at 5:30 p.m. on show date.

  • DOH to host “Day of Dialogue” on health

    Special to The News

    The Department of Health in Wakulla County is hosting a community event focused on minority health on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Wakulla One-Stop Community Center. The free event is open to all ages and includes a healthy breakfast and lunch, health screenings, exhibits, and world class health presentations.

  • Scholarships for TCC healthcare students

    Special to The News

    The Tallahassee Community College Foundation announced several major gifts to support scholarships for TCC students. The gifts were presented at a meeting of the TCC District Board of Trustees held at the Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education.
    Wayne and Betty Edwards presented a donation of $50,000 to provide tuition assistance for students who have diabetes. Betty Edwards and the couple’s oldest son both have type 1 diabetes, and the family is well aware of the challenges that come with that diagnosis.

  • Bring Cro-Magnon companions to festival

    Special to the News

    Ever wonder how pre-historic man put food on the table for the family? How people survived among mammoths and saber-toothed cats?
    The Ochlockonee River State Park invites you to attend the 10th annual Stone Age and Primitive Arts Festival! The festival features artists and demonstrators from all over the country.

  • Sunday evening potluck with Matt Bednarsky

    New Posh

    Matt Bednarsky was born into a musical family in Shelton, CT. He is the 2015 Artist of the Year award winner for Concerts In Your Home, and he will be performing at New Posh Sunday, Feb. 26, at a special Potluck dinner show which starts at 5:30 p.m. Make reservations, bring food to share, and enjoy an evening of excellent music.

  • Harley-riding grandma gets standing ovation

    A 92-year-old, motorcycle-riding grandmother from Crawfordville recently delighted customers of a Wakulla eatery.
    Mary Ann Lytle, 92, generated excitement at Bird’s By The Bay restaurant in Crawfordville one recent lunchtime when she arrived on the back of her grandson’s Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
    Those inside the restaurant at 4518 Crawfordville Highway gave her a standing ovation when Lytle walked inside.

  • Rain doesn’t dampen spirits at Parade and Festival

    News Correspondent

     Black History was celebrated in Hudson Park on Saturday, Feb. 18, with a parade and festival – despite uncooperative weather.
    The parade participants would not let the rain stop them from celebrating Black History. The event is held “to urge Americans to seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every endeavor throughout our history.”