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Today's News

  • Economic development staff?

    By JOE BERG
    Staff Writer

    At a workshop on Monday, April 15, members of the Wakulla County Commission received a report and presentation from the Economic Development Council and Opportunity Florida that highlighted the need for a paid economic development officer within the county.
    It was the culmination of several months of work between the EDC, Opportunity Florida, and other development stakeholders in the community.

  • Jazz (and Peeps) in the Park

    Story and Photos By
    KRYSTAL SHEPPARD
    Staff Writer

    Last Friday night marked the end of a really long week for me and my daughters. Between horseback riding lessons, geometry tests, 10 pages of poetry, dance classes, field trips, study sessions lasting past midnight and a trip to the pediatrician to rule out broken fingers, we were all ready to relax!
     I read in Week In Wakulla about the public library’s free jazz concert, Peeps diorama contest and Peeps S’mores roast in the park. It all sounded like fun.

  • Deputy in traffic crash on 319 and Bloxham Cutoff

    A Wakulla County Sheriff's deputy was involved in a traffic crash just before midnight on Wednesday, April 10 at U.S. Highway 319 and Bloxham Cutoff.

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Jonathan Kendrick, 30, of Crawfordville, was approaching the light at the intersection, traveling west on Bloxham Cutoff in his marked 2014 Chevrolet pickup and collided with a 1995 Ford F350 pickup driven by Denzel Savary, 21, of Tallahassee, which was headed south on 319.

    The FHP report does not indicate who was at fault in the crash.

  • Worm Gruntin' Festival in Sopchoppy draws a crowd

    Story and Photos By
    LINDA ANN McDONALD
    News Correspondent

    The 19th annual Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Festival was held on Saturday, April 13 with the largest crowd to attend to date.
    The family fun event is a fundraiser for the Sopchoppy Preservation and Improvement Association.
    SPIA recently announced the establishment of the Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Festival Scholarship Program. SPIA will award one $1,000 scholarship each year to a high school student from the Sopchoppy area at the annual festival.

  • Delays for homes on St. Marks waterfront

    By JOE BERG
    Staff Writer

    ST. MARKS – Months after the concept of a new housing development along the St. Marks River was first proposed, the project remains mired in zoning challenges with the city, and has hardly moved.
    Last June, developer John Lindner brought to the city commission a proposal for a new development on the site of the former Posey’s Oyster Bar, located on the waterfront just to the west of Riverside Cafe and across from the St. Marks trailhead.

  • Nightly closures set for work on 319

    Special to The News

    Motorists traveling U.S. 319 (Crawfordville Highway) will encounter intermittent lane closures both northbound and southbound from C.J. Spears Road to Lonnie Raker Lane beginning Monday, April 22 and continuing until Monday, May 6.
    The closures will be in effect each night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The lane closures will allow crews to install drainage across the mainline roadway.

  • Easter Egg Hunt at Hudson Park
  • Easter Egg Drop in Panacea

    Lots of people turned out for Saturday Egg Drop at Woolley Park, hosted by Panacea Waterfronts.

  • Sheriff's Report April 18, 2019

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of April 4 to 11.

    THURSDAY, APRIL 4

  • Detectives make drug bust at Field Loop home

    Special to The News

    During the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 16, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division of the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 71 Field Loop in Crawfordville and arrested four subjects.
    During 2019, WCSO detectives have received multiple citizen complaints alleging suspected drug activity at 71 Field Loop.
    By making multiple controlled buys and conducting surveillance, detectives developed probable cause to believe there was meth and drug paraphernalia at that location.