Sports

82 anglers take part in tourney

By PAT MCGRIFF The trout were biting this past weekend as 82 anglers fished the third annual fall trout fishing tournament put together by the Taylor County Tourism…

Work begins on Sneads Smokehouse Lake ramp

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has begun construction of a new boat-launch ramp at Sneads Smokehouse Lake, which adjoins the Aucilla River in Jefferson County.…

8-day duck season will open Saturday

An 8-day early duck season opens Saturday in Florida. From Sept. 20 to Sept. 24 hunters may bag up to six ducks per day as long as they…

‘Dogs survive late scare to win 28-24

‘Dogs survive late scare to win 28-24

By AARON PORTWOOD Despite a rough second half, the Taylor County Bulldogs hung on and survived a near-upset at the hands of Potter’s House Christian Friday night at…

News

City holds final hearing on tax, water rate hikes

The Perry City Council will hold its final public hearing Tuesday on its proposed 2014-15…

Business of the Year: Wilson wins top state award

Business of the Year: Wilson wins top state award

Brenda Wilson, owner of O’Quinn Pharmacy, was named Florida Main Street’s “Business of the Year”…

Contracts signed: BioNitrogen moves forward

The City of Perry and the West Palm Beach-based BioNitrogen have signed the agreement under…

Robertson takes the helm at Main Street

Robertson takes the helm at Main Street

Perry native Meagan Robertson hit the ground running in her new position as program director…

It’s official: Steinhatchee River joins Fla. paddling trail system

It’s official: Steinhatchee River joins Fla. paddling trail system

With the addition of the Steinhatchee River, Florida now has 50 state paddling trails. The…

County awards bid on Mandalay

The Taylor County Commission received one bid this week for improvements to the Aucilla River’s…

9 years later, sex offender sent to prison

A 61-year-old convicted sex offender is likely to spend his final days in prison after…

Community

Want to volunteer with a 4-H club?

The Taylor County 4-H Club year has kicked off with record attendance in all clubs, according to 4-H Extension Agent Abbey L. Tharpe. If you are interested in…

Adopt a Pet Saturday

Taylor County Animal Shelter and other local rescues will be taking part in the Pet Adoption Day hosted by Tractor Supply here this Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10…

Pets welcome at adoption/rescue event Saturday

Taylor County Animal Shelter and other local rescues will be take part in the Pet Adoption Day hosted by Tractor Supply here this Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10…

Need help with Medicaid? Representative here Sept. 23

A representative from the statewide Medicaid managed care office will be at the Florida Department of Health in Taylor County Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3…

Entertainment

Review: Gandolfini, Hardy are powerful in compelling thriller ‘The Drop’

Review: Gandolfini, Hardy are powerful in compelling thriller ‘The Drop’

By MARK VIOLA Featuring outstanding work from James Gandolfini (in his final performance) as well as Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight,”…

Country singer Chris Lane will perform in Tallahassee

Country singer Chris Lane will perform in Tallahassee

Country newcomer Chris Lane will be in Tallahassee tonight (Friday, Sept. 19) for a live performance at Kleman Plaza. Lane says…

Kenyon wins country showdown

After months of competition in the largest country music talent search in America, Florida selected its winner last weekend at The…

Review: ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’: a delicious trip worth taking

Review: ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’: a delicious trip worth taking

By MARK VIOLA “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is the second food-related film I’ve seen this summer after the excellent “Chef,” and while…