Franklin School hosts June 28 golf tourney

Go out and play golf to support the students, at the Franklin County Schools golf tournament. Tee time is Friday June 28 at 1 p.m. at St. James Bay Golf Resort

Prizes awarded for first, second and third places will be a cash payout. Amounts will be based on the participation of players and sponsors.

Prizes for “Closest to the Pin”, The “Longest Drive” winner will receive a free round of golf donated by Rob Burlison, head golf professional at St. James Bay Country Club. A buffet will be provided.

For sponsor questions call Shannon Venable, Franklin County Schools, 670-2810 ext. 4105 or Sponsorships are available: $100, $200, $300 and  $400.

For tournament questions contact Burlison at 697-9606 or


Student athletes seek assistance

Two graduating seniors are seeking donations as they prepare to take part in summer athletic teams.

David Butler will attend the USA Junior Basketball National in Columbus, Ohio on July 8. Skyler Hutchinson will attend the Under Armour Baseball Nationals Omaha, Nebraska on July 22.

Both young men are seeking sponsors to help offset their costs in taking part in an impressive array of outstanding student-athletes.

To help Butler or Hutchinson, email Franklin County High School athletic director Michael Sweatt at Or call him at 850-566-3434. Hutchinson may also be reached at 850-899-1742.


Letter of support for trail concept

On June 18, county commissioners voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting the “concept of the Capital City to Sea Trail corridor so long as it does not interfere with existing hunting activities” and to seek planning funds from the Florida Department of Transportation to evaluate potential corridors for the bike trail. 

 “This is for a study only,” said County Planner Alan Pierce. “The results will come back to the board and the board will have to take approve any further action.” 

Chair Cheryl Sanders said, “Go ahead and submit the resolution but take note that we want to be notified every step of the way.”

Commissioner Pinki Jackel said, “I think this can be a wonderful economic factor for Franklin County if we can figure out how to make it all work together.”