TCC Wakulla Center – Free Events

The TCC Wakulla Center wanted to ensure that you and your staff/clients are aware of two FREE upcoming events being hosted at the TCC Wakulla Center.

  1. The TCC Wakulla Center offers evening GED classes onsite. On Thursday, March 29th at 5:30 pm, the Center will host an Information Session to discuss all the aspects of the class, how to get free tuition and starting the college experience with TCC. Light refreshments will be served.  Wakulla GED Info Session
  2. On Friday, March 30th from 1 pm to 3 pm, the TCC Wakulla Center will offer a community focused training titled “Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events – CRASE.” The workshop is open to everyone and will be taught by the GW Lupton, Emergency Operations Manager with Tallahassee Community College  TCC Wakulla Center Safety Series Flyer – 2018
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OnMarch 22, 2018, posted in: Events, News by

FDOT Public Information Meeting

RE:     U.S. 98/Coastal Highway from County Road 372 (Surf Road) to U.S. 319 (Crawfordville Highway) and from west of State Road (S.R.) 363 (Woodville Highway) to Lighthouse Road, Wakulla County

Financial Project Identification Numbers (FPIN):  43992625201, 439926-3-52-01 and 440550-1-52-01 

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you or a staff member to attend a public information meeting concerning the above-referenced projects.  The meeting will be held Thursday, March 29, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EDT at the Wakulla Senior Citizens Center, 33 Michael Drive, Crawfordville. 

The intent of these projects is to construct an approximate 12 mile, 10-foot wide shared use path along U.S. 98/Coastal Highway from County Road 372 (Surf Road) to U.S. 319 (Crawfordville Highway) and from west of S.R. 363 (Woodville Highway) to Lighthouse Road. 

A handout is being sent to public officials, organizations, and individuals interested in the projects and can be viewed here.  It will also be available at the meeting.  There will be no formal presentation; however, maps, drawings, and other information will be on display and FDOT representatives available to explain proposed improvements, answer questions, and receive comments.  Additional project information will also be available at  Your comments are welcomed and appreciated.   

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.  Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Jimmy Smith, P.E., FDOT Project Manager, at (850) 372-4126 at least seven days prior to the meeting. 

Should you have questions regarding the proposed projects or this meeting, contact Jimmy Smith, P.E., at the number listed above or via email at  You may also contact Ian Satter, District Three Public Information Director, toll-free at (888) 638-0250, extension 1205 or via email at



Kerrie Harrell, P.E.

District Consultant Project Management Engineer

FDOT District 3

1074 Hwy 90

Chipley, FL.  32428

Phone: 850-330-1513

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OnMarch 13, 2018, posted in: News by

Job Opening Custodial Worker

Job Opening: Custodial Worker


The Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory seeks a highly motivated, detail-oriented full-time Custodian with strong customer service skills to provide custodial services for all FSUCML facilities, including offices, housing, laboratories, classrooms, and restrooms



Primary responsibilities:

The successful candidate is expected to be a good team player with the ability to work effectively with FSU employees, vendors, and the public. This person is also expected to use good judgment when fulfilling custodial duties and making decisions, and adhere to all FSUCML safety procedures and policies. Responsible for cleaning of laboratory, classrooms, auditorium, and office building. This cleaning includes carpet cleaning, window washing, furniture polishing, cleaning of all restrooms, and emptying all trash receptacles including glass, aluminum, paper, and can recycling. Responsible for ordering inventory and disbursement of all supplies appropriate to above listed job duties. Responsible for cleaning all housing units, including four dormitory units, each fully equipped to sleep and accommodate 6 people, and a four bedroom/ two bath house. This cleaning includes all kitchen appliances, complete linen service, bathrooms, floors, and all kitchen/eating utensils (pots, pans, dishes, silverware, glasses etc.). Promotes an atmosphere of teamwork and support of the FSUCML mission to conduct scientific research. Provides assistance to other facilities staff members as needed. Provides cleaning assistance and linen service on the research vessel as needed. Other duties as assigned.


  • Completion of 9th grade education. 
  • Ability to demonstrate effective customer service skills.
  •  Basic computer skills to include Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent.
  •  Knowledge of the practice and procedures of custodial work. 
  •  Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and organize tasks effectively to meet deadlines in a timely manner with minimal supervision. 
  •  Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position to include bending, squatting, lifting, moving objects up to 40 pounds, going up and down stairs, using ladders, and standing and walking for extended periods.
  •  Valid Florida driver’s license or the ability to obtain upon hire.

 Anticipated Salary Range –

The minimum base salary for this position is $20,880 – negotiable commensurate with education and experience. Full benefits in addition

Work Schedule:  If not otherwise specified, schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Criminal Background Check:

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

Tobacco Free Campus 

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior,owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.


Equal Employment Opportunity

FSU is an AA/EEO employer. Female and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

The FSU Coastal & Marine Laboratory is located in St. Teresa, Florida, about 45 miles southwest of the FSU main campus.


To Apply, Visit and search for Job 43075

Posting Title: Administrative Assistant


Please Circulate to Interested Parties!

To Apply, Visit and search for Job 43075

Posting Title: Administrative Assistant



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OnMarch 6, 2018, posted in: News by

Seminar – Medicare Made Easy

Seminar –  Medicare Made Easy

An educational program presented by

Friday, March 30, 2018 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Capital Health Plan’s Governor’s Square Health Center

1491 Governor’s Square Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32301

Are you becoming eligible for Medicare, new to Medicare, or retiring soon? This program is designed to help you understand the parts of Medicare, how and when to enroll in Medicare, and your Medicare options in an easy-to-understand presentation.


You are welcome to bring your lunch.

To RSVP, please call 850.523.7333, select option 3. Space is limited.

Capital Health Plan complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-877-247-6512 (TTY: 1-877-870-8943).ATANSYON: Si w pale Kreyòl Ayisyen, gen sèvis èd pou lang ki disponib gratis pou ou. Rele 1-877-247-6512 (TTY: 1-877-870- 8943).

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OnMarch 5, 2018, posted in: News by

FREE – Professional Development Workshop


Upcoming Professional Development Workshop 

CareerSource Capital Region is partnering with the Wakulla Chamber of Commerce to present 

Professionalism on the Job: Etiquette is for Everyone. This session will allow you to preview the quality professional development solutions that we can provide to your employees at no cost. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 7 from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m at the CareerSource Capital Region’s Wakulla Career Center, 3278 Crawfordville Hwy #G, Crawfordville, Florida 32327.

During this session attendees will explore how employees interact and communicate with each other in dealing with a variety of situations in the office such as proper cell phone etiquette, work ethics, email do’s and don’ts, office gossip, the reasons people get fired and more.

About the Presenter:

Rafael joined the business solutions team of CareerSource Capital Region in July 2016 as an Account Specialist. In his position, Rafael establishes and builds relationships with businesses in Gadsden, Leon, and Wakulla counties to connect them with career seekers for internship, work experience, and permanent employment opportunities through the STEM Ready Grant. 

Prior to joining the CareerSource Capital Region team, Rafael worked as a sales executive assisting a Realtor® for the ONE Sotheby’s International Realty team. His responsibilities included building and maintaining relationships with investors and industry professionals in Miami Beach, Florida, and London, United Kingdom. He recently served as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves as a Forward Observer Paratrooper for 2 years and as a Maintenance Technician/Rifleman for 4 years. In conjunction with his military experience, Rafael’s background includes 3 years of local and international sales/ marketing, 1 year in banking, and 5 years in the construction industry. 

Rafael currently volunteers his free time to assist in various community organizations mentoring the younger generation. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Rafael was raised in Fort Lauderdale, and proudly calls Tallahassee home as he pursues an undergraduate degree in Economics.

Register Now!

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OnFebruary 21, 2018, posted in: Events, News by

2017 Non-Profit of the Year Business Excellence Award Winner

2017 Non-Profit of the Year
Business Excellence Award Winner


Over this year, the chamber articles will be dedicated to the winners of these awards. We’re taking advantage of showcasing these businesses and organizations to honor their incredible dedication and commitment to our community. It’s difficult for me to condense the outstanding work, accomplishments and information in a way to truly express the dedication and commitment by these winners. It is amazing what we may take for granted about some of these outstanding businesses and they are all truly deserving of these awards

Currently there are over 1.5 million registered non-profits in the united states.  That includes private foundations, non-profit organization, schools, chamber, and civic organizations.   Nonprofits account for 9.2% of all wages and salaries paid in the united states and their average share of the GDP was 5.3%.

This year, the winner, DISC Village, has a primary mission of promoting the well-being of individuals, families and those with whom they are closely associated who are adversely affected by alcohol and other drug abuse, crime, behavioral problems and mental health disorders.  This year’s non-profit was opened in 1971.  Disc village Inc. Was the nation’s first drug program to be operated under the auspices of a major university (Florida State).  When the agency relocated to Woodville, it implemented one of the first residential, therapeutic communities for substance abusing adolescents in Florida.   They currently have service sites in Tallahassee, Woodville, Quincy, Crawfordville, Perry and Madison. 

Their outreach covers areas which include substance abuse counseling, juvenile civil citations for first time misdemeanor offenders, juvenile diversion alternative programs, selected family intervention, health and wellness and dependency case management.  

Thank you for what you offer to individuals and families in need, in crisis and in trouble.  We appreciate the dedication and tenacity of your staff and appreciate your involvement in our community to help heal. Congratulations, DISC Village.  Our 2017 non-profit organization of the year.

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OnFebruary 20, 2018, posted in: News by

11th Annual Stone Age and Primitive Arts Festival

11th Annual Stone Age and Primitive Arts Festival

-Ochlockonee River State Park February 23 – 25 2018- 


SOPCHOPPY, Fla.- Ever wonder how pre-historic man put food on the table for the family? How people survived among mammoths and saber-toothed cats?  Come out to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ochlockonee River State Park’s 11th annual Stone Age and Primitive Arts Festival and find out! The festival features artists, vendors and demonstrators from all over the country.

  • Learn from experts how to make your own arrowheads, spear points and stone tools with the ancient art of flintknapping.
  • Participate in an atlatl throwing or primitive archery contest.
  • Watch as instructors reveal the secrets behind primitive fire making techniques like the bow drill, hand drill, and the fire saw.
  • Tour through our vendor village and find everything from pottery, hand woven baskets and jewelry to bows, arrows, spears and the materials to make your own.


Stone Age and Primitive Arts Festival

Ochlockonee River State Park

429 State Park Rd

Sopchoppy Florida 32358


February 23-25, 2018

9:00am – 4:00pm


Admission: $4.00 per vehicle

(Up to 8 occupants, additional occupants are $2.00 per person)

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OnFebruary 6, 2018, posted in: Events, News by

8th Annual Low Country Boil

The Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce Special Events Committee is gearing up for our 8th Annual Low Country Boil fundraiser at 3Y Ranch in Crawfordville, Saturday, April 7. We are excited to host this annual event, and once again bring a taste of the Southern Low Country to Wakulla County. We want to recognize the support and commitment of….more sponsorship request letter_web_1page


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OnJanuary 23, 2018, posted in: News by

FSUCML Lecture Series- Sharks, Cancer, & Fake News

FSUCML Lecture Series- Sharks, Cancer, & Fake News

Thursday, February 8, 2018, From 7pm to 8pm FSUCML Auditorium,

3618 US-98, St. Teresa, FL 32358

Free & Open To the Public. Refreshments available before talk  

For many years the promotion of shark cartilage as a cure for cancer has contributed to at least two significant deleterious outcomes: a dramatic and continuing decrease in shark populations around the world and the diversion of patients from effective cancer treatments. The primary justification for the use of cartilage is that sharks do not present with cancer.  However, sharks and related fishes have been documented to exhibit a variety of different cancers in different organs and tissues. The earliest known examples were reported in the late 1800’s.

To facilitate the use of reason as the basis of public and private decision-making, the evidence-based mechanisms of evaluation used daily by the scientific community should be added to the training of media and governmental professionals. Increased use of logical, collaborative discussion will be necessary to ensure a sustainable future for man and the biosphere.

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OnJanuary 23, 2018, posted in: News by

Book and Artists Fair – Be a Vendor

Book and Artists Fair, featuring local authors and artists, 10 am – 2pm, Saturday, February 24. Event is hosted by the Crawfordville Women’s Club at 64 Ochlockonee St., Crawfordville.

If you would like to reserve a table to display your wares, cost is $25 per table.

Refreshments will be served. 


OR 850 926-7955 FOR MORE DETAILS

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OnJanuary 16, 2018, posted in: News by