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Westerlund gets life in prison

He murdered the mother of his child, Chelsea Bramblett, back in January 2020

Chad Westerlund entered a plea to second-degree murder for killing Chelsea Bramblett, with whom he had a child.


Chad Westerlund, who murdered the mother of his child as she sat nursing the child on a sofa, was sentenced to life in prison at a hearing last week.
Westerlund had entered a plea to second degree murder and a felony count of child neglect several months ago. At a hearing on Thursday, Nov. 2, Wakulla Circuit Judge Layne Smith ordered Westerlund to serve life in prison and to have no contact with his daughter.

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Veterans Day parade

Wakulla loves a parade, and Veterans Day was observed with a parade down Crawfordville Highway on Saturday. Floats included the Coastal Optimist Club, above, and the Wakulla County School Board, right, and the Wakulla War Eagle cheerleaders, The parade was sponsored by the VFW Post 4538. (Photos by Legion Taylor)

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City commission votes to remove Sheddan as mayor

City commissioners express concern that he exceeded powers of office

Paul Sheddan

By Legion Taylor

St. Marks Mayor Paul Sheddan was removed from office at the city commission meeting last week, as a result of a 3-0 vote from the members of the commission who were present. They selected Steve Remke to take over as Mayor of St. Marks in a following vote, which also passed 3-0.
Commissioners Dan Albers and Sheddan were absent from the meeting, leaving Mayor Remke, Commissioner Paula Bell, and Commissioner Sharon Rudd to decide on these issues.

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KWCB receives President’s Circle Award

Special to The Sun

In a gathering at St. Augustine, Keep America Beautiful affiliates from throughout the state, environmental enthusiasts, and experts came together for the Keep Florida Beautiful Annual Conference. The conference serves as a platform for the exchange of ideas, strategies, and innovations aimed at addressing the pressing environmental challenges facing our fragileth environment .

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Weekly Roundup

‘Never again’

By RYAN DAILEY News Service of Florida

TALLAHASSEE — It was heart-wrenching.
As the Florida House began a special legislative session Monday, Holocaust survivor David Schaecter offered an invocation and told of being an 11-year-old boy watching his mother and two younger sisters get gunned down by Nazis.

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Laura Lawhon earns distinction

School Board member Laura Lawhon

Special to the Sun

Florida School Boards Association (FSBA) is proud to recognize Laura Lawhon, Wakulla County School Board member, as their newest Certified Board Member (CBM).
To earn the initial distinction of a CBM, members must complete 96 hours of training in three different content areas: Leadership, Advocacy, and Knowledge.

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