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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.


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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2 juveniles arrested after shooting school bus with air rifles

School transportation personnel and sheriff’s deputies with the school bus that windows shot on Thursday afternoon. One child was injured by broken glass.

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The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office arrested two juveniles, ages 11 and 15, for shooting into an occupied conveyance and criminal mischief following the shooting of a school bus.

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Moose mystery theater held

Photos by Gerald Brown

The Moose Lodge in Panacea held its ‘Mooseland Murder Mystery’ production last weekend, with a cast that included, above, Ryanna Seascrest,Tina Twirler, Forgetmenot, Starr Lite, Simon Sez, Stella Kutz, Earl Costode, Lucy Cox, Ellie Mae Shucker, Luna Notella Lies Sumac, Magical Mabel, Clara Voyant, Roseanne Barstool, Gale Storm, and “Mac” MacMillian.

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Read-In was held Sunday at Palaver Tree

Authors at the Read-In: Arria Hagler, Dr. JoeAnn Mallory Burgess, Cynecia Welch, Farrah Donaldson.

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The African American Read-In was held on Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Palaver Tree Theater.
The event wrapped up a weekend long celebration of African American Heritage in Wakulla County. Wakulla County Christian Coalition hosted the event.

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4-H project celebrates Senior Prom

A 1932 Plymouth PB Roadster, owned by Rick Clevenger, in front of the event’s banner.

Story & Photos by LEGION TAYLOR

The local 4-H youth put on a Senior Prom at the Wakulla Senior Center on Wednesday, Feb. 14 – the culmination of five months of hard work. The prom’s theme was “Dash into the ‘50s” and featured decorations, food, and even classic cars from the era.

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Celebrating Black History this weekend

Staff Report

The Wakulla County Christian Coalition is hosting three events for this weekend’s African American Heritage Celebration.
The first event is the Arthur Lee Andrews Scholarship Gala “Celebrating Acheivers in Medicine” at the community center on Friday, followed by a Parade in Hudson Park on Saturday, and a Read-in at Palaver Tree Theater on Sunday. See the calendar in “On the Horizon” for more details.

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