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Highway 319

Complaints about the slow pace of construction prompt BOCC questions

DOT officials acknowledged that the $25 million expansion of U.S. Highway 319 is behind schedule and won’t be finished on time.

By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
Editor

Wakulla County commissioners heard from the chief road engineer on the U.S. Highway 319 expansion over concerns about the slow pace of work.

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Audit committee sees positive future

An additional $600,000 in fiscal constrained county payment will likely cover deficit – if approved

By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
Editor

The county audit committee met last week and discussed the possibility that Wakulla County will receive some $600,000 more than was budgeted for fiscally constrained county payment from the state.

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Lawsuit against sheriff dismissed

By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
Editor

A lawsuit filed back in 2020 against the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office claiming a deputy was negligent in failing to properly investigate an alleged shooting was dismissed last week.

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Food insecurity

The extension office hosted a conference on Friday about feeding the hungry

Libby Simmons, director of development for Second Harvest of the Big Bend, talks to attendees about poverty and food insecurity in Wakulla County.

By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
Editor

Wakulla County Extension Office hosted a summit on Friday, March 1 on food insecurity in Wakulla.

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School board revisits policy

Chair Cale Langston wants to reevaluate required transport for teams

School Superintendent Bobby Pearce with school board members: Chair Cale Langston, Melisa Taylor, Laura Lawhon, Josh Brown and Eddie Hand.

By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
Editor

In the discussion portion of last week’s school board meeting, Chair Cale Langston informed fellow board members that he is investigating the requirement that sports teams and clubs be transported by school personnel and vehicles.

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Black history

Christian coalition honors achievement in medicine at gala; other weekend events

Celebrated at the banquet were Wakulla natives Dr. Carol Broxton, RN Vanessa Allen Dickey, RN Stephanie Jackson-Sanders, Dr. NaQuita Jackson Nelson, and keynote speaker Dr. Krystal Franklin. Pharmacist Rita Louise Hughes was unable to attend.

By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
Editor

The Wakulla County Christian’ Coalition’s annual Arthur Lee Andrews’ scholarship gala was packed on Saturday night at the community center, with an estimated 160 guests in attendance for the event to honor local women achievers working in medicine.

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