• Person attacking pelicans is a lowlife

    Editor, The News:

    Anyone not livid, outraged, or beside themselves over the  callous  act (maybe I should use a different word that those lowlifes can understand) against the pelicans is not a true fisherman. Nor are those true human beings who condone this.
    Twenty-three young pelicans who will never be able to fly again. Outrageous behavior.
    Someone knows. I hope our new sheriff gets those despicable people. Or maybe we can get a posse and use a baseball bat on whoever did this.
    Oh Panacea, not a place for the faint-hearted.

  • Aquaculture story missed the point

    Editor, The News:

    I was disappointed in the article concerning the aquaculture oyster farmers and the commercial fishermen (“Study: Shellfish farming enhances habitat,” Front Page, Feb. 23), which actually was more of a PR piece for aquaculture.
    To begin with, nobody is saying that oyster farming is not good for the habitat. That has nothing to do with the debate.

  • Wakulla fishermen meeting illuminating

    Editor, The News:

    Attending last week’s meeting in Sopchoppy hosted by The Wakulla Fishermen’s Association was illuminating on many levels.
    In particular, it was clear that virtually everyone is supportive of developing of a thriving oyster industry in Wakulla County. The concerns expressed were much more about the coordination and transparency of this process.

  • Looking for Lavendar Sink

    I was a member of Boy Scout Troop 106 in Tallahassee from 1955 to 1959. The troop was sponsored by the Lions Club and my dad, James Apthorp Sr., was the scout master.  
    We camped one weekend per month and rotated between 12 or more sites including Torreya State Park, Horn Springs, Bald Point and several private properties including Lavender Sink, a dry sink, in southern Leon or northern Wakulla County.

  • What is happening at Wakulla Springs?

    Few people in the Big Bend remember how to really pronounce Hocktee. This is an important word in the Creek language, meaning woman or food maker.
    Archaeologists don’t usually find words lying around at their current excavations at Wakulla Springs State Park. They do know that Creek people lived where they are searching. And they will continue digging through April 24.

  • Support Big Bend Hospice's Fundraiser

    Big Bend Hospice (BBH) has been serving our community since 1983 touching the lives of thousands of families during this time.
    The local Advisory Council, made up of Wakulla County residents, is having a fundraiser on April 21, at the Shriners Club, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    It will be a fun evening of music from Houston Deese, bonfires, food and fun!
    The funds will be raised in two ways: one from individual tickets at $20 a person. The second way to assist in the fundraising is to be a sponsor. Please consider being a sponsor of this wonderful event.

  • Heroine's journeys in literature and history

    You are invited to a presentation and dialogue about some of the untold stories of women throughout history.
    The featured untold story will be “Racing to Greet the Sun: Jerrie Mock and Joan Merriam Smith duel to become the first women to fly solo around the world.”
    The event will be held on Tuesday, March 21, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Leon County Public Library’s East Side Branch, 1583 Pedrick Road, Tallahassee.
    There will be a presentation offered by Taylor Phillips, author, M.A., Jungian psychology.

  • Fishermen call for hold on more oyster farms

    The Wakulla Commercial Fisherman’s Association (WCFA) voted unanimously this week to ask Florida’s Division of Aquaculture to put a hold on its plan for more oyster-farm leases along Wakulla County’s coastline until all of Wakulla’s existing oyster leases are being used.

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  • State must pass ride-sharing legislation

    Editor, The News:

    It’s time for the state of Florida to take a stand to recognize the importance of ridesharing, by adopting statewide guidelines for this innovative service. As executive director of the Florida Council for Safe Communities, I know it’s not just a matter of convenience – it is a matter of public safety.