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How to Handle Storm Water Runoff

How to Handle Storm Water RunoffTo the relief of all Wakulla County Residents, the rainy season finally started in May.  But with the return of much needed rain comes the question of how to handle storm water runoff? The typically heavy summer rains in Florida combined with
   

A Strange Social Culture: Parallel Lives in Florida of the 1940s

A Strange Social Culture:  Parallel Lives in Florida of the 1940sBlack History can be told from many different points of view.  This story is about the activities and thoughts of two men who lived in the 1940s—a white man and a black man. They both spent time in Florida while Jim Crow laws were still in effect
   

Know the Law about Underage Drinking and Parental Liability in Wakulla County

Know the Law about Underage Drinking and Parental Liability in Wakulla CountyUnderage drinkers have been known to celebrate during special holidays or sometimes they like to celebrate with an adult beverage following a football game, dance or other activity. If the teenagers decide to host their house party under the roof of
   

Apples of Gold (by Doug Apple): Don't Glorify Old Sins

Apples of Gold (by Doug Apple):  Don't Glorify Old SinsI dreamt that my children were children again. There was a variety of people in someone’s home, a family-friendly affair. I was sitting at the head of a table with two men on my right, two of my children on the left, and others milling around.
   

Apples of Gold (by Doug Apple): How to Have a Better Life in 2012

Apples of Gold (by Doug Apple):  How to Have a Better Life in 2012“I literally pictured my hand grabbing him by the throat.” That’s what a friend told me about his recent golf outing. They were together in a golf cart when the other guy started provoking him.    Now you need to know that my friend
   

Apples of Gold (by Doug Apple): Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic

Apples of Gold (by Doug Apple):  Rearranging Deck Chairs on the TitanicRearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. Have you heard that before? It means the Titanic is sinking.  You have better things to do than arrange the chairs. It sounds obvious, but we do it all the time. I don’t mean the ship is always sinking.&nb
   

Manatees at Wakulla Springs (by Local Photographer Lou Kellenberger)

Manatees at Wakulla Springs (by Local Photographer Lou Kellenberger)West Indian manatees are large, gray aquatic mammals with bodies that taper to a flat, paddle-shaped tail. They have two forelimbs, called flippers, with three to four nails on each flipper.  Their head and face are wrinkled with whiskers on
   

Local Wildlife Biologist Needs Help with Endangered Belizean Yellow-Headed Parrot Project

Local Wildlife Biologist Needs Help with Endangered Belizean Yellow-Headed Parrot ProjectI would like to ask your support for a great cause – saving the highly endangered Belizean Yellow-headed Parrot using artificial cavities similar to those we pioneered right here in the Southeastern US for the Red-cockaded Woodpecker. The Story I'
   

Apples of Gold (by Doug Apple): The Voice of Strangers

Apples of Gold (by Doug Apple):  The Voice of Strangers“That just shows you how worldly the church is.” That’s what Dr. Tony Evans told me yesterday. We were talking about the church making an impact in our communities, in our schools and in our nation.  We were talking about such things as the
   

Apples of Gold (by Doug Apple): Slave of Sin

Apples of Gold (by Doug Apple):  Slave of SinWhoever commits sin is a slave of sin. “But I’m an American.  I am free.  I’ve never been a slave to anyone.” Funny.  That’s how the Pharisees responded the first time Jesus uttered those words. “Whoever commits sin is a slave of
   

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