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  • Show and tell

    A rock from the legendary “Wakulla Volcano” was one of the interesting items shared at the Wakulla County Historical Society Show and Tell event Thursday, March 14.
    If you never heard of the Wakulla Volcano – let alone that it left behind rocks – then you know why the Show and Tell event is held.

  • St. Paddy's Day celebration

    St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated with a parade and a festival at Hudson Park in Crawfordville on Saturday, March 18.
    The festival was hosted by the Wakulla Lions Club.
    “I have been a proud member of the club for 20 years, in both Sopchoppy and Crawfordville,” said Gib Jones. “It is wonderful to support the community. We target school children and the elderly and provide them with eyeglasses, hearing aids and anything else they may need. Helping the community is our number one focus.”

  • 51st annual Swine Show

    By LINDA ANN
    McDONALD
    News Correspondent

    Saturday, March 11 marked the 51st Annual Wakulla County Swine Show with a record breaking 68 hogs on the show roster. The event took place at the Wakulla County Livestock Pavilion.
    Participants included Wakulla County residents as well as others who traveled from north Georgia to compete in the Swine Showing Contest.

  • McDonald's holds ribbon cutting for renovated restaurant

    The Crawfordville McDonalds celebrated a Grand Re-0pening on Saturday, March 4, and unveiled a renovated, refreshed New Look. Guests were invited to join in at no charge for face painting, balloon art, karaoke and music by 94.9. A ribbon cutting was held at 1 p.m and at 3 p.m. drawings were held for big prizes such as a Smart LED TV, Xbox One, pS4 and one free Extra Value Meal coupon every month for a year.
    – Lynda Kinsey

  • Joe Hutto, Rita Coolidge to visit writers conference in Apalachicola

    More than 30 local and regional authors will converge on Apalachicola on March 18 for the 5th Annual “Authors in Apalach – Go Coastal, Go Local” event sponsored by Apalachicola’s Margaret Key Library.
    The event is free and open to the public.
    Featured will be readings, forums and book-signings by a diverse group of novelists and nonfiction writers, most who write on Florida-based themes involving history, culture and the environment.

  • Free counseling available for families

    Free family counseling is  available to Wakulla residents at the Wakulla One Stop Community Center.
    Julius Rainey is the registered marriage and family therapist intern who staffs the program.
    Rainey works for Capital City Youth Services, which contracts with the county to provide the counseling services.

  • Special Olympics highlights disabled students

    More than 100 athletes and partners took part in the Wakulla County Summer Special Olympic Games March 3 at the Wakulla High School track.
    Games included bocce, soccer, track and field and Motor Activity Training Programs (MATP).
    Tameron Timmons has participated in the games for years.
    “I really like it,” Timmons said. “You’re just having fun.”

  • Empty Bowls event raises funds for church food ministry

    Ochlockonee Bay United Methodist Church’s Empty Bowls Fundraiser, held Friday, March 3, raised money to support the church’s Food Ministry. The ministry funds a food pantry and food bank that supplies needy Wakullans. Supporters paid $15 to take home handpainted bowls filled with several delicious varieties of soup, including Chicken Noodle, Gumbo (donated by Tropical Traders restaurant), Potato Soup, Cheesy Potato Soup, Chili, Taco Soup, Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup, Pea Soup and Cowboy Soup.

  • Belmont and Jones return to perform at New Posh

    By DEBBIE DIX
    New Posh

    Performing the pre-electric blues with the brilliance, integrity and humor with which it was performed by the great musicians who originally created it, Belmont and Jones sound like they were plucked from an old smoky blues hall long ago.
    Belmont (Charles Engstrom) and Jones (Carrie Hamby), return to New Posh on Saturday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. to bring back an era of great music that hasn’t slipped through the cracks of time, thanks to people like them.

  • Woodville music event to benefit youth ranch

    Special to The News

    The Woodville United Methodist Church will be having its 4th annual music festival to benefit the Madison Youth Ranch on March 25 with a full day of music beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding with the well-known bluegrass group, The Southern Gentlemen, from Fort Deposit, Ala.
    There is a charge for the music program only which is held inside the church.
    Those interested in participating in a gospel music program should contact Barbra Faircloth at 443-1405.
    For food or craft vendors, please call Cindy Horne at 591-4841.