• Death penalty justice denied

    The legal maxim of “justice delayed is justice denied” is nowhere more notable than in death penalty cases.
    Murderers Guerry Wayne Hertz and Jason Looney, convicted of the 1997cold-blooded killings of Keith Spears and Melanie King, were sentenced in 2000 to be executed. (A third man in the case, Jimmy Dempsey, was sentenced to life in prison in a plea deal in which he agreed to testify against the other two.)

  • Bring your treasures to Show & Tell

    Editor, The News:

    The Wakulla County Historical Society program on Tuesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the Library will be a Show & Tell event featuring collectors who can identify and discuss historic artifacts.
    Members and guests are invited to display items and talk about them while attendees mill around from table to table.
    So bring those antique books, buttons, tokens, bottles or any object of historical value that you’ve been storing in the closet, share your stories, and see the treasures of others.

  • Family of Nathan Green appreciates support

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  • Help the high school robotics team

    Editor, The News:

    As a parent of a Wakulla High Robotics club member, I wanted to thank The Wakulla News for their coverage of the High School’s robotics program.
    This group of students has been working very hard preparing for the FIRST Robotics competition to be held in March at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
    Last year was the first year that WHS participated in FIRST Robotics and even though a rookie team, represented Wakulla County well taking home the “Judges Award” and “Highest Rookie Seed Award.”

  • Thank you, first responders

    Editor, The News:

    I want to say ‘Thank you” to our local first responders for the help and caring they give to the residents of Wakulla Trace Apartments We have had several emergencies over the past months and years. Their patience and knowledge is greatly appreciated.
    We are very blessed to have this quality of service in Wakulla County.  Please give them a big “thank you” when you see them.

    Diane Lanter

  • Chamber workshop was helpful

    Editor, The News:

    I recently attended the Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) Workshop that was hosted by the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce and Talquin Electric Cooperative, Inc. Shortly after the workshop my father became ill and subsequently passed away.
    In dealing with the aftermath of the funeral and his death, it occurred to me, that if there had been a COOP in place, it would have been a lot less stressful on my mother, my sister and me.

  • Leave the Goliath Grouper alone

    Editor, The News:

    Here is my two cents regarding the Goliath Grouper.
    The once called “Jew Fish” is a majestic creature. I believe it should be left alone.
    For many years we as divers shot and killed hundreds of these giants under the oil rigs of Louisiana. As many as twenty dive clubs would compete each year in annual competition and the Jew Fish was at the top of the list and the top of the food chain as well.

  • Committed to protecting our way of life

    Editor, The News:

    Last Wednesday a bill was proposed to defund Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida.
    The corruption and wasteful spending in both agencies has run rampant and is beyond the point of excessive. It is our duty as legislators to pay attention to the wasteful spending in government and hold those accountable with those dollars to be 100 percent transparent.
    However, the bill proposal ALSO kept funds that had to do with all of the rural counties, which is what House District 7 is made of.

  • Inauguration: Now shoe is on the other foot

    Editor, The News:

    Re: “Not everyone celebrated inauguration,” Letters, last week, which was a response to “Republican women ‘welled-up’ over ball,” Letters, Jan. 26.
    As I was one of those who thoroughly enjoyed the evening, I may answer that letter. I will use a cliche: “The shoe is on the other foot.”

  • St. Marks mayor endorses candidates

    Editor, The News:

    After 30 years, I have made the hard decision to step down from being on the St. Marks City Commission. Serving on this board means more than attending a meeting once a month. It also means that a candidate should have the knowledge, qualifications and desire to serve as mayor since the mayor serves at the pleasure of the commission and must represent St. Marks at county and state functions as well as being able to interact with our elected State officials.