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Government

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP August 16, 2018 – (Recap and analysis of the week in state government) : Silly season turns toxic

    By DARA KAM
    NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

    TALLAHASSEE –Slinging possums, eating corn dogs and navigating putrid waters – all in the dog days of summer – are just a few of the extremes Florida candidates are going to as they try to emerge victorious at the ballot box.
    The weeks leading up to elections are sometimes known as the “silly season,” but on numerous fronts in the Sunshine State, “the nasty season” seems a more fitting label.

  • 2018 Election Contributions & Expenditures August 16, 2018

    County Commission,
    District 2

    Jamel Gavin: $2,050.
    Contributions during reporting period July 28  to Aug. 3: $200.
    Contributions:
    • Sue Damon, Crawfordville, Individual marketing Check $100.
    • Hugh M Taylor, Crawfordville, Individual retired Check $100.
    Expenditures:
    • $0.

    Randall Merritt: $2,700.
    Contributions during reporting period July 28 to Aug. 3: $0.
    Contributions:
    •  $0.
    Expenditures:
    • $0.

  • 2018 Election Contributions & Expenditures August 9, 2018

    County Commission,
    District 2

    Jamel Gavin: $1,850.
    Contributions during reporting period June 23 to July 6: $300.
    Contributions:
    • Dana Slavens, Panacea, retired, Check $200.
    • James E Hennessey, Crawfordville, retired, Check $100.00.
    Expenditures:
    • $0.

    Contributions during reporting period July 7 to July 20: $200.
    Contributions:
    • William I. Anderson, Panacea, retired, Check $200.
    Expenditures:
    • $0.

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP August 9, 2018 – (Recap and analysis of the week in state government) : Turn out the lights?

    By DARA KAM
    NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

    TALLAHASSEE – Thousands of red-hatted fans braved the heat and the rain to crowd into a Tampa arena this week, greeting President Donald Trump with a raucous welcome and boosting the political fortunes of Trump acolyte Ron DeSantis.

  • Attracting new businesses locally

    By ERIN HILL
    Staff Writer

    County commissioners are trying to make the county more appealing to businesses.
    At an economic development workshop on Monday, Aug. 6, John Shuff, director of the Economic Development Council, said Wakulla County needs to do more to market the county.
    “Gadsden is one of our competitors,” Shuff said. “Gadsden County has been eating our lunch.”
    Shuff said the county needs to hire someone in charge of economic development who can knock on doors and get more businesses to come.

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP August 2, 2018 – Closing the book on a seamy saga

    By LLOYD DUNKELBERGER
    NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

    TALLAHASSEE – A year ago, Florida’s political cognoscenti expected to be talking about Jack Latvala this summer in the context of the Republican gubernatorial primary.
    But Latvala’s bid for Florida’s most-powerful office has long ago been left in tatters, after he resigned from the Florida Senate following an investigation into allegations he sexually harassed women, including aides and lobbyists.

  • Sheriff’s Report July 26, 2018

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week July 13 to 19.

    FRIDAY, JULY 13

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP July 26, 2018 – The heat is on

    By JIM TURNER
    NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

    TALLAHASSEE – Florida continues to heat up, despite daily rains that have renewed discharges from polluted Lake Okeechobee into algae-filled waters on both coasts.
    But the rising temperatures are more the verbal kind, as political candidates and organizations try to scorch their opponents.

  • TRIM notices to go out Aug. 13

    Property Appraiser Brad Harvey said Truth in Millage, or TRIM, notices will be sent to property owners on Aug. 13.
    The Wakulla County Commission has proposed an 8.25 mill levy.
    The Wakulla County School Board has a proposed levy of 6.37 mills.
    The Northwest Florida Water Management District has proposed a .0338 levy, which represents 33 cents per $1,000 of value.
    Residents of the City of St. Marks will be assessed a levy of 4.76 mills for property in the city limits.

  • County’s proposed budget will be down this year

    By ERIN HILL
    Staff Writer