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  • Santa visits Sopchoppy

    Santa Claus has been busy lately – stopping by all the local festivals and celebrations to visit with children and get their wishes for Christmas. Santa took time to stop by Sopchoppy for the Christmas in Sopchoppy festival on Saturday and met lots of local kids.

  • 2nd annual Winter Classic is held

    By LINDA ANN McDONALD
    News Correspondent

    Wakulla’s 4-H Champs Chicken Club held its 2nd Winter Classic Chicken show on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Wakulla Livestock Pavilion.
    With a total of 27 birds entered and eight exhibitors, Samuel Brooks Marr walked away a Grand Champion award with his Black Cochin chicken, followed by Reserve Grand Champion Maddie Harrell and her Rhode Island Red rooster.

  • Pets can meet Santa at TSC

    Special to The News

    Tractor Supply Company wants your furry friends to get in the holiday spirit. On Dec. 22, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., the Crawfordville Tractor Supply is inviting customers to bring their pets to the store for Pet Photos with Santa.
    A local photographer will be on site during the event taking holiday-themed photos of Santa’s Little Helpers and their owners. The first 25 customers who get a photo taken will also receive a free magnetic picture frame.

  • SHIP funds are available

    Special to The News

  • Miss Wakulla Pageant is set

    The 2019 Miss Wakulla County Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. (subject to change) at the Wakulla High School Auditorium.
    All applications are due by Feb. 5. The entry fee for Miss (grades 9-12) is $75, Jr Miss (grades 6-8) is $50, and Tiny, Little & Young Miss (grades K-5) is $25.
    The winner of the Miss division will receive a $1,500 scholarship. Applications are available on our Facebook page or contact us by email at misswakullacounty@gmail.com

  • New Rotary members

    Special to The News

    Four new members of the Rotary Club of Wakulla were installed on Thursday, Dec. 6.
    Wakulla Rotary President Katie Taff formally installed Kris Callaway, Kate Davis, Desiree Gorman and Shirley Howard.
    Callaway is director of the City of Tallahassee’s Purdom Power Plant in St. Marks.
    Davis is community relations coordinator for Big Bend Hospice in Wakulla County.
    Gorman is director of Tallahassee Community College’s Wakulla Center in Crawfordville.
    Howard is with Centennial Bank in Crawfordville.

  • Enjoy a Celtic Christmas at New Posh

    Special to The News

    Celtic Christmas will be hosted at New Posh, this Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m.
    Featuring the trio Cuttin’ Bracken, this event will offer a festive opportunity to enjoy holiday spirit, come together as a community, and enjoy some really great music, along with celebrating the first CD release of Cuttin Bracken.
    These performers include Aisha Ivey (violin), John Ross (flute) and Conner Bacon (guitar/vocals).

  • Karen’s Bakery to raffle off gingerbread house

    Special to The News

    Karen’s Bakery is raffling off a huge gingerbread house. Tickets are only $2. To enter, provide your name, phone number and email address.
    The bakery asks participants to pick a local community charity on their tickets. The charity with the most votes will receive all of the proceeds raised during the raffle.
    The drawing will be held on Thursday, Dec. 20.

  • WHS has toy drive for Gulf schools

    By TYLER MOGLE
    WHS STUDENT

    For most people Christmas is a time of joy and laughter, but for the families of Gulf County a bright and cheery holiday season may seem unattainable due to the devastation of Hurricane Michael. 
    Mr. Barwick, Principal of Wakulla High School, saw the devastation first-hand when he drove through Gulf County over Thanksgiving break.

  • KWCB to host river cleanup is set for Dec. 8

    Special to The News

    The Wakulla River needs your help. Keep Wakulla County Beautiful will be hosting a river cleanup on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    The cleanup will begin at the upper bridge on Shadeville Road in Crawfordville,  and move down stream. 
    Register online at kwcb.org or on the organization’s Facebook page.
    Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing, including sturdy shoes, layers and work clothes.