http://www.thewakullanews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Teachers of the Year chosen http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/teachers-year-chosen <img src="http://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pr_school-level_2018_teachers_of_the_year_12.4.17.jpg" alt=" Superintendent Bobby Pearce, Cary Gerrell, Jennifer Thaxton, Kerry Adams, Kristi Keith, Chief Academic Officer Sunny Chancy; seated: Kimberly Bartnick, Nicole Dissmore, Cassandra Burnham, and LeNita Winkler." title=" Superintendent Bobby Pearce, Cary Gerrell, Jennifer Thaxton, Kerry Adams, Kristi Keith, Chief Academic Officer Sunny Chancy; seated: Kimberly Bartnick, Nicole Dissmore, Cassandra Burnham, and LeNita Winkler." align="left" hspace="6" width="199" height="85" /><p> By BETH O&rsquo;DONNELL<br /> Special to The News<br /> <br /> Superintendent Bobby Pearce recently announced the 2018 Wakulla County School-Level Teachers of the Year. Surprising the teachers with flowers, candy, and balloons, students cheered as he entered each classroom to present the honor to their teacher.<br /> Sopchoppy has concerns about Dollar General http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/sopchoppy-has-concerns-about-dollar-general <img src="http://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lara_edwards_copy2.jpg" alt="Sopchoppy Mayor Lara Edwards" title="Sopchoppy Mayor Lara Edwards" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> SOPCHOPPY &ndash; The city commission expressed reservations about plans for a new Dollar General store to be built here, and Mayor Lara Edwards drafted a letter to the store&rsquo;s engineering firm laying out those concerns.<br /> Edwards read the letter aloud to fellow city commissioners at a meeting on Monday, Dec. 11 and, hearing no objections, indicated she would send the letter.<br /> Shellpoint Golf Parade 2017 http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/shellpoint-golf-parade-2017 <img src="http://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/liz_bazzel_and_son_12-11-17-9563.jpg" alt="LIZ BAZZEL AND SON " title="LIZ BAZZEL AND SON " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> MOST COASTAL<br /> Walker Family</p> <p> MOST FESTIVE<br /> Will Harms &amp; his Granddaughter<br /> Savannah</p> <p> MOST CREATIVE<br /> Kelly Rysavy &amp; Paulette Gula</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Want to see more photos?</p> <p> Copy this link and paste into your internet browser</p> <p> http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/shellpoint-golf-cart-parade-2017</p> Natural Wakulla Dec. 14, 2017 : During winter, wildlife relies on sparkleberries http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/natural-wakulla-dec-14-2017-during-winter-wildlife-relies-sparkleberries <img src="http://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sparkleberry_wn_12-14-17.jpg" alt="Even after two substantial frosts, sparkleberries are still on the plant. These tiny berries will provide meals for wildlife through most of the coming winter. " title="Even after two substantial frosts, sparkleberries are still on the plant. These tiny berries will provide meals for wildlife through most of the coming winter. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By Les Harrison</p> Underwater Wakulla- December 14, 2017 http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/underwater-wakulla-december-14-2017 <p> &nbsp;</p> In the garden now Dec. 14, 2017: Garlic http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/garden-now-dec-14-2017-garlic <img src="http://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/garlic_wn_12-14-17.jpg" alt="Like onions and leeks, garlic handles Wakulla County’s winters with little effort. The bulbs will be ready for harvest when the weather turns warm in a few months." title="Like onions and leeks, garlic handles Wakulla County’s winters with little effort. The bulbs will be ready for harvest when the weather turns warm in a few months." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By LES HARRISON<br /> and<br /> SAMANTHA KENNEDY<br /> Of Wakulla Extension<br /> <br /> The winter weather has finally arrived. The temperatures have retreated to the seasonal averages and, fortunately, the rain has been sufficient to insure good growing conditions.<br /> There are currently plenty of cool season leafy garden crops in production among Wakulla County&rsquo;s gardeners, but one vegetable offers a variety of uses and taste selections. Garlic planted last fall will produce a bulb commonly used for a nutritional flavor enhancer in a variety of dishes.<br /> Tips to avoid scams, fraud http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/tips-avoid-scams-fraud <p> Each year in the U.S., Americans lose billions of dollars to scams and fraud. Unfortunately, much of this total belongs to people over 60 years of age.<br /> Older Americans are the most targeted group for scammers. They are also the most likely to fall victim to fraud. Each year, seniors lose more than $36 billion dollars to various scams, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.<br /> Sheriff fires corrections officer http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/sheriff-fires-corrections-officer <p> Dec. 14, 2017</p> <p> Special to The News</p>