• Santa’s mailbox is now open

    Editor, The News:

    Dear Elf  Helpers,
    Yes, it is time again to let the sweet children of Wakulla know that Santa’s mail box will be up and ready to receive letters starting right after Thanksgiving. They can also add their phone number if they like and Santa will be calling them to hear their Christmas wish.
    Thank you,

    Head Elf

    North Pole

  • Thanks for help after medical emergency

    If you experience a medical emergency, you could not be more fortunate than to have one in our Wal-Mart. On Nov. 11, I had an emergency. Denise, an RN , came to my rescue. In another moment a second RN, Laura, with her husband, was there.
    (They returned my car to my home). An employee brought a chair. A manager, I believe to have been named Brian, messaged for help.
    An ambulance was summoned. Jason and J.C. transported me to TMH.
    I wish to express my gratitude to all who were involved with my care.
    God truly looks after his own.

  • The birth of the King


    Because he is the king, Jesus is worthy of our adoration and praise.
    Christmas is a time of celebration – the celebration is about the advent of the King of Kings. Jesus was the promised heir of David.
    It had been prophesied that he would reign upon David’s throne forever and that his kingdom would never end.
    Matthew 1:18 “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.”

  • In memory of Michael Craig Simpkins

    Editor, The News:

    On Dec. 13, one year ago, you went to be with our Lord. It is now time again for twinkling Christmas lights, the manger scenes and children squealing with delight.
    As for me, I miss you a lot! I still love you with all my heart. I am looking forward to seeing you in heaven and this makes my journey more bearable.
    As Christmas approaches, I’ll remember our Christmas past, all the joy we shared and our laughter.
    I will take comfort knowing you are with the Lord, happy and content.

  • Object to ‘premium’ charge by The News

    Editor, The News:

    Shame on The Wakulla News. I am extremely disappointed with a bait and switch tactic the owners have been playing.

  • Salvation Army needs help

    The Salvation Army of Tallahassee’s Angel Tree Program is in need of immediate help.
    Each holiday season, the Salvation Army of Tallahassee accepts applications from elderly residents and families in need of Christmas assistance in Leon, Gadsden, and Wakulla counties.

  • Welcome, Raleigh


    Point of personal privilege: I don’t typically write about things that are personal, but I’m going to break that policy.
    I recall a semi-curmudgeonly judge from years ago who would read columns and complain if the writer was revealing personal details about his life. “Why do I want to know all that?” he would ask rhetorically.
    Fair enough.
    But last week I had one of those life-altering moments when my first grandchild was born.

  • Mormon Church settles copyright suit

    Editor, The News:

    I am sending you this email regarding a news release about the Mormon Church that was recently published. I believe you will find the article a human interest story that would have broad based appeal among your readers.
    It’s totally legit and accurate, no fake news.
    If interested you can download a copy of the lawsuit filed in Federal Court in Tampa. Below see link to article and court filing.

  • Thanks for support of Optimist fundraiser

    Editor, The News:

    Our Coastal Optimist Club’s Fall Fashion Show was a tremendous success!
    We were able to raise the money for four scholarships for high school seniors this year! This would not have been possible without the help our many sponsors and supporters.

  • Sexual abuse of a child


    I was sexually assaulted when I was about 12 years old.
    Several of us boys from elementary school attended the summer 4-H camp.
    Overall it was a great time. We had craft classes, volleyball, badminton, good food, dancing at night, vesper services all surrounded by the quiet Appalachian mountains.