• WHS looking for veterans who left school

    Editor, The News:

    Wakulla High School is looking for any veterans still living who left school to join the service and have never received a diploma or a GED.
    There is a state law now that a diploma can now be given to veterans who meet these qualifications. We need to know this right away so that the diploma can be given on the Friday before Veterans Day, Nov. 9.
    Please let me know the veteran’s name and phone number. Wakulla High School has asked for our help in locating anyone who meets this criteria.
    Thank you.

  • Participate in peanut butter challenge


    We hear a lot about hunger.
    You’ve no doubt seen public service announcements on television, asking you to give to  charitable organizations to help feed people. You’ve probably even seen crowdfunding efforts on digital media.
    It’s a fact of life: Some people around the world are starving – and not just in third-world nations. Some hungry people live next door, down the street or somewhere in your town.
    How can we even begin to feed all these hungry people?

  • It’s National Newspaper Week

    Editor, The News:

    Dear Bill,

    As the country prepares to recognize community newspapers during the 78th National Newspaper Week observance on Oct. 7-13, I wanted to reach out and thank The Wakulla News for the essential role it has played in the lives of people of Wakulla County since 1897.

  • Broadband is needed for Wakulla to thrive

    Editor, The News:

    The Federal Communications Commission definition of downstream broadband is 25Mbps with a minimum upload speed of 3Mbps.
    Currently, in the Fallwood neighborhood, Centurylink is the only landline carrier and offers a max of 4.6Mbps/.4Mbps and they tell us that’s all the infrastructure can support.
    Comcast offers service in all the areas surrounding us, but claims the node is maxed out and will not upgrade to include our little subdivision despite dozens of requests.

  • Where’s money administrator saved county?

    Editor, The News:

    The proposed property tax increase is just another slap in the face to all the property owners in this county. Based on the fact that the commissioners said since Mr. (David) Edwards saved this county so much money last year, let’s just give him a huge raise.
    Mr. Commissioners, why are you having to increase our property taxes and do away with our utility exemption? THERE SHOULD BE PLENTY OF MONEY. Where is the money our administrator saved the county?

  • Time for historical society’s annual banquet

    Editor, The News:

    We are getting ready to close our 2017-18 season and begin a new exciting year. Please mark your calendars and join us the second Tuesday of each month, September through May, for our ongoing historical society programs.
    Please join us for our annual dinner meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the First Baptist Church of Crawfordville Christian Life Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a meet and greet session and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Again, this year, we are asking that you pre-pay for this event.

  • Why are out-of-towners supporting Frank?

    Editor, The News:

    Florida is different from most states because we elect circuit judges. The problem with this process comes full circle when you see the fundraising numbers for David Frank.
    Why would Stephen Barnes in Tampa, Kent Whittemore, Winston Law Firm in Davie, or Karen Wasson in Apopka send checks to David Frank’s Campaign?
    On the surface those of us in our circuit would wonder why outsiders would care about this race, until you understand the significance of the decisions often made here.

  • WEI will cripple commercial fishers

    Editor, The News:

    TCC’s Wakulla Environmental Institute’s attempt to get $15 million of BP Triumph money that could be used for much-needed Wakulla County projects will cripple Wakulla’s commercial fishermen (The Wakulla News, Aug. 30, 2018).
    WEI says its new project will raise Wakulla County’s average income and create thousands of jobs, in part, by processing and canning mullet, and with scallops, baitfish and other aquaculture crops.

  • Complaints are misdirected

    Editor, The News:

    The owners of Jones Plumbing & Septic Tank Inc., Merwyn Jones Sr. And Braxton Harvey, would like to inform readers that Florida Waste Water, owned and operated by Merwyn Jones Jr. has no affiliation with Jones Plumbing & Septic Tank  Inc.
    Furthermore, Jones Plumbing & Septic Tank Inc. has no affiliation with any Wakulla County Sewer grants.
    Any further complaints regarding sewer hook ups need to be directed to Florida Waste Water. 

    Frankie Harvey

  • A gift for the Ivan community

    Editor, The News:

    Re: The Wakulla News, Aug. 30 Public Hearings: Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.

    My, my, my…. would appear leaving commissioners have again left voters a parting gift. This time it is a corker. This time commissioners are proposing to adopt (at their usual 5 p.m. sparsely attended meeting) a comp plan rewrite that will foster haphazard growth.