Today's News

  • Wakulla One Stop Community Center grand opening photos
  • Special Olympics Torch Run is held

    Special to The News

    Representatives from the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office, Wakulla Correctional Institution, Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Florida Highway Patrol took part in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Friday, April 11 in Crawfordville.
    The runners and walkers took the torch 1.5 miles from the WCSO parking area to the Wakulla County Courthouse where they were greeted by dozens of supporters. Sheriff Charlie Creel and Superintendent of Schools Bobby Pearce spoke to the gathering at the courthouse.

  • Couple faces multiple drug and weapon charges after fleeing Mississippi

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    Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Mississippi couple in Crawfordville on April 12 after the couple fled Mississippi prior to being sentenced to prison, according to Sheriff Charlie Creel.
    Deputy Alan Middlebrooks was on routine patrol when he became suspicious of a vehicle with a Mississippi tag stopping at a church on Greenlin Villa Road at a time when church was not in session.

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  • Wakulla Wildlife Festival is Saturday

    Special to The News

    The annual Wakulla Wildlife Festival will be all day Saturday, April 19, at Wakulla Springs State Park, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The festival is a celebration of outdoor activities and area heritage. Local musicians, artists, and experts offer festival participants one-of-a-kind experiences, helpful advice, and personal enrichment in a neighborhood family atmosphere.
    To view the full schedule, visit www.wakullawildlifefestival.com.
    Art on the Terrace

  • Network with the Chamber on April 23

    Special to The News

    The Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce  monthly Networking Luncheon will be Wednesday, April 23 at noon at St. Marks Yacht Club, 36 Yacht Lane in St. Marks, at noon on Wednesday, April 23.  
    RSVP to the Chamber office at (850) 926-1848.
    The menu includes grouper au gratin, French-style green beans and roasted potatoes, Romaine salad,  rolls,  rum cake,  tea and water.

  • Small claims clinic offered

    Special to The News

    An informational clinic describing the small-claims process and the handling of landlord and tenant issues is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the Leon County Courthouse Annex, Courtroom 1 at 1920 Thomasville Road (across from ABC Liquors).

  • Annual NAMI derby is April 26

    Special to The News

        NAMI Wakulla and the Wakulla County Horseman’s Association will host the fourth annual Triple Crown Derby For Mental Illness April 26, at the new facility, 1757 Lawhon Mill Road, Medart. Races begin at 5 p.m.
    Dine on barbeque and sip on non-alcoholic mint juleps while watchingWakulla County’s celebrity owners’ horses race. These celebrity owners are citizens who are involved in the community and are committed advocates for mental illness awareness.

  • Regatta events are next weekend at Shell Point

    Special to The News

    The Stephen C. Smith Memorial Regatta will be Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27 at Shell Point Beach in Wakulla County. The event will benefit the American Cancer Society.
    “We look forward to sailing, racing and fun while fundraising for the American Cancer Society,” said Marianne Gengenbach, spokesperson, “Most of us never met Stephen C. Smith, but this event reminds us to enjoy Florida’s famous sunshine while protecting our skin from the sun’s harmful rays.”

  • 2014 Worm Gruntin' Festival in Sopchoppy