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Government

  • Virginia Fuller seeks House seat

    I am Virginia Fuller, running for the vacancy in Florida House District 7 which encompasses Calhoun Franklin, Gulf, Jefferson, Lafayette, part of Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, and Wakulla County.
    As a former small business owner, I found that the greatest obstacle to success of one’s business is excessive government regulations often enforced unequally by dishonest bureaucrats.
    It appears that the only way to change government is from within, by electing honest non-career politicians.

  • Congressman Dunn visits Wakulla High

    Last week, Congressman Neal Dunn visited Wakulla High School and met with U.S. Government students.
    “I was honored to meet with the Wakulla High School U.S. Government Honors class. These bright students had some great questions on my work in Congress and were truly engaged and interested in how our government works. I look forward to seeing these students do great things in the years to come. Thank you to Joanna Colvin, Sharon Odiorne, and Assistant Principal Sherry Lohmeyer for inspiring young minds in Wakulla.” – Congressman Neal Dunn

  • Commissioner Ralph Thomas gives update to Realtors

    Wakulla County Commissioner Ralph Thomas gave a brief overview of what’s happened with county government over the past year and what to expect this year at the monthly Realtors luncheon, held Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Seineyard at Wildwood.
    Among the accomplishments: 273 new homes in the county, came up with money to pay for an extra shift of deputies at the sheriff’s office for road patrol, and a new fire station on Trice Lane.

  • Jason Shoaf seeks House seat

    Jason Shoaf, a conservative from Port St. Joe, is running for the Florida House of Representatives in the special election for House District 7, which includes Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla counties.
    Shoaf is a husband, father and businessman who has been a lifelong resident of North Florida.

  • Taylor sheriff endorses Mike Watkins

    Taylor County Sheriff Wayne Padgett endorsed Mike Watkins in the election to fill the vacancy in House District 7.
    Sheriff Padgett becomes the fourth local sheriff to endorse Watkins.
    The Special Election Primary has been called for April 9.
    “I always say Taylor County deserves the best and that includes representation in the Florida House. Mike Watkins will stand up for us, is a proven leader and understands what it takes to get the job done. Mike Watkins is the best choice for Florida House,” Taylor County Sheriff Wayne Padgett stated.

  • Thomas, Pearce endorse Shoaf

    Wakulla County Commissioner Ralph Thomas and Wakulla County Superintendent Bobby Pearce announced their endorsement of Jason Shoaf for State Representative in the Special Election for House District 7.

  • Mike Watkins seeks House seat

    Today, noted pro-family conservative Mike Watkins formally declared his intention to run for the seat recently vacated by State Rep.Halsey Beshears due to his state agency appointment.

  • Hardship assistance available for fire and solid waste assessments

    Special to The News

    The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners announces Fiscal Year 2018-19 Hardship Assistance Program related to the Solid Waste and Fire Services Protection Assessments and the Vacancy Adjustment Program.
    The Hardship Assistance Program was created to assist the residential property owners who meet the eligibility criteria, with the financial burden imposed by the Solid Waste and Fire Services Assessments.

  • County commission takes action on items

    By DANIEL PRENTICE
    Staff Writer

    The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners met for a regular public meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The Board voted to approve several items, including a renewal agreement for a $2 million line of  for emergency and disaster relief, the purchase of a new ambulance and Stryker stretcher and loader, and the application for Final Plat FP18-03, the Stone Ridge Subdivision to be built by Golden Construction.

  • Weekly Round Up:Quickly moving on

    By DARA KAM
    NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

    TALLAHASSEE – “One of the hallmarks of our republic is the electorate’s trust in our elections.”
    Those were the words written by Mike Ertel in a memo to his boss, Gov. Ron DeSantis, just a week before he was forced to quit his job as secretary of state after a newspaper published photos of Ertel wearing blackface while dressed up for Halloween in 2005 as a female Hurricane Katrina victim.