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  • Ensemble of string giants come to Sopchoppy Opry

    BY JESSE QUIGG
    SOPCHOPPY OPRY
     
    The Sopchoppy Opry and South Bound Band will play host to musical royalty on Saturday, June 24 at 7 p.m. in the historic Sopchoppy High School Auditorium.
    Wayne Martin/Double Fiddles is an ensemble of music giants, together for this one show!
    Musicians Steve Hodges, Wayne Martin, Aisha Ivey and Mike Snelling will be delighting the audience with their sizzling strings.
    Wayne Martin of Blountstown is a traditional musician and folklife advocate, and winner of the 2005 Florida Folk Heritage Award.

  • Library News - Upcoming Events June 22nd

    “Summertime an’ the livin’ is easy.”
    -Ira Gershwin

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Tuesday, June 27
    Book Bunch 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    Tinker Tales 2:30 p.m.
    Open Computer Lab 5 p.m.
    Boy Scout Pack 5 Wolves 6:30         p.m.
    Wednesday, June 28
    Book Babies 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    Book Builders 2:30 p.m.
    Knitting Group 4 p.m.

    Thursday, June 29
    Wake Up with Yoga 9:30 a.m.
    STEAM Team 2:30 p.m.

  • Upcoming Events June 22nd - July 2nd

    Thursday, June 22

    • HURRICANE AWARENESS AWR-343 CLASS from 1 to 5 p.m. at County Extension Office, 88 Cedar Ave. in Crawfordville. Sponsored by the Wakulla Sheriff’s Office, this course will increase understanding of hurricane science and preparedness. Recommended for law enforcement, EMS, Fire and Public Safety professionals as well as concerned citizen volunteers. Register at ndptc.hawaii.edu/training/delivery/1889

  • County seeks citizens to serve on Code Enforcement

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS
    Are you interested in serving as a member on the Wakulla County Code Enforcement Board?
    Wakulla County is currently seeking a citizen who has a willingness to serve as a member on the Code Enforcement Board.
    This position shall serve as regular member.
    Members of the Code Enforcement Board must be residents of Wakulla County and, whenever possible, consist of an architect, a business person, an engineer, a general contractor, a subcontractor, a Realtor, and another citizen.

  • Rock Landing pier closes

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

    Wakulla County closed Rock Landing Pier on June 16 due to safety concerns.
    The decision was based on discussions with the structural engineer and the company that built the pier. The pier will be closed to all pedestrian traffic, and has already been closed to vehicle traffic.
    The pier will be closed indefinitely.
    The boat slips that are attached to the Pier will also be closed.  
    The boat ramp is the only thing that will remain open.

  • Results of Big Bend Saltwater Classic

    Recreational Division Leaderboard

    Points Leaders
    Angler Name    Points
    Hill, Bryce    180
    Hope, Joe    100
    Davis, Michael    100
    Bass, Robert    100
    Holden, Jamie    100

    Big Ass Fish
    Josh Simmons Cobia 55.65

    Cobia
    Angler Weigh Station Weight Simmons, Josh     Shields 55.65 1st
    Mignogna, Adam   Shields  49.95 2nd

  • Track to be named for Hoover

    By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
    editor@thewakullanews.net

    The meeting room was packed with student-athletes and parents for the school board’s vote to name the new  Wakulla High School track & field for the late Coach Paul Hoover.
    Hoover was killed on May 23 by a hit-and-run driver on Springhill Road while he was out for an evening run.
    The school board passed the resolution to name the track for Hoover at their meeting on Monday by a vote of 4-0.

  • Paul Hoover remembered again

    Paul Hoover was remembered on Friday, June 9, on what would have been his 67th birthday with a memorial run on the trail where he was killed on May 23 by a hit-and-run driver.
    About 100 runners showed up for the run to honor Hoover, including his wife Myrna.
    A memorial had been built at the pedestrian crossing on Springhill where Hoover was killed, with a cross that read, “Go Hoover or go home,” and runner’s shoes draped over the flashing pedestrian crossing sign.

  • Fishing tourney moves to St. Marks

    The 29th annual Big Bend Saltwater Classic Fishing Tournament has moved from Carrabelle to St. Marks, where it will be this Friday and Saturday, June 16 and 17, at Shields Marina.

  • Game of legends

    It was 40 years ago that David Harvey and J.D. Jones last faced off on the football field.
    Harvey was Sheriff and Jones was Head Football Coach and they were each quarterbacks of their exhibition teams.
    “The Sheriff’s Office thought they had enough athletes, they were gonna play the high school coaches,” Jones said. “So we put these two teams together.”
    The results weren’t pretty.