http://www.thewakullanews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Surf Dog captures hearts http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/surf-dog-captures-hearts <img src="http://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/screen_shot_2017-08-10_at_4.53.18_pm_copy.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="63" height="85" /><p> Meet Surf Dog, Wakulla&rsquo;s answer to Forrest Gump.<br /> The stray yellow mutt has been running from one end of the county to the other for at least several months. And just like the movie character, the more he runs, the more fans he makes.<br /> &ldquo;His spirit is inspiring,&rdquo; said Morgan Lawrence, who created a Surf Dog Facebook group a few days ago, which as of print had 607 members and growing. &ldquo;The love he has created between people of the community is heartwarming.&rdquo;<br /> Local permits available http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/local-permits-available <img src="http://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_3880_0.jpg" alt="Wakulla Tax Collector Cheryll Olah was the first citizen to apply for a concealed weapons permit here. With her are Assistant Tax Collector Lisa Craze, Concealed Weapons Agent Jarrod Richardson and Licensed Concealed Weapons Examiner Antonio Gallmon with the Department of Agriculture, which oversees the process." title="Wakulla Tax Collector Cheryll Olah was the first citizen to apply for a concealed weapons permit here. With her are Assistant Tax Collector Lisa Craze, Concealed Weapons Agent Jarrod Richardson and Licensed Concealed Weapons Examiner Antonio Gallmon with the Department of Agriculture, which oversees the process." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By NANCY IMPERIALE<br /> Staff Writer<br /> <br /> Wakulla citizens can now get a gun permit without having to travel to Tallahassee.<br /> You can apply, by appointment only, for your statewide concealed weapon license permit at the Wakulla County Tax Collector&rsquo;s Office. &nbsp;<br /> Florida concealed weapon license applications are processed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. &nbsp;<br /> Young photographer has focus http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/young-photographer-has-focus <img src="http://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ptt_scene_-5233_0.jpg" alt="Jonah Parker-Hanson by his Display" title="Jonah Parker-Hanson by his Display" align="left" hspace="6" width="141" height="85" /><p> By MEGAN CHICHESTER<br /> ARTS Writer<br /> <br /> It was a Saturday night at the &ldquo;Wet n&rsquo; Wrap&rdquo; party that attracted a crowd to Bayleaf market. Although it is unusual for the store to open in the evening, this was for a special occasion. The food and hospitality wasn&rsquo;t the main selling point that night &ndash; local artists came to sell their creative works, share their talents, and connect with other like-minded creatives.<br /> Eden Springs holds flag ceremony http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/eden-springs-holds-flag-ceremony-0 <img src="http://www.thewakullanews.com/sites/www.thewakullanews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/this_one_4158_0.jpg" alt="Patriot Guard Riders ride on motorcycles to honor veterans. " title="Patriot Guard Riders ride on motorcycles to honor veterans. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By LINDA ANN MCDONALD<br /> News Correspondent<br /> <br /> Eden Springs received a flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017. &nbsp;<br /> The flag was flown for the Veterans at Eden Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at the request of Sen. Bill Nelson.<br /> Veterans, guests and staff within the facility displayed their American pride by donning patriotic attire, paying tribute to their country while watching the ceremony procedures.<br /> News Briefs - Aug. 17 http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/news-briefs-aug-17 <p> &bull; Sopchoppy considering speed bumps downtown<br /> <br /> Sopchoppy is considering placing speed bumps downtown to control speeding and running of stop signs.<br /> Public Works Director Leonard Tartt told city commissioners Monday night that bumps can be installed with adhesive and cost $2,314 apiece.<br /> Most seemed agreeable to the idea except for Commissioner Becton Roddenberry. He called for a traffic study to make sure such measures are warranted.<br /> FWC Law Enforcement Report- August 17th http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/fwc-law-enforcement-report-august-17th <p> From FWC News<br /> <br /> This report represents some events the FWC handled over the week of July 28-Aug. 3.<br /> (There were no cases reported in Wakulla County.)<br /> Underwater Wakulla: The mighty oyster underwater: Pathway to Instructor III http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/underwater-wakulla-mighty-oyster-underwater-pathway-instructor-iii <p> By Gregg Stanton</p> Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon: August 17th http://www.thewakullanews.com/content/coast-guard-auxiliary-reports-carolyn-brown-treadon-august-17th <p> This has been a slow week for the auxiliary, but we would be remiss to not share valuable information with you. This week, the article is provided by the Official Blog of the USCG Auxiliary.<br />