Sports

TCHS Bulldog football team will play in new district, classification

The Taylor County High School football team will be playing in a new district and a new classification for the next four seasons beginning this fall. The Florida…

Captured black bear sets new record at 740 pounds

Florida state record for black bear has been broken after wildlife officers captured a 740-pound bear in a neighborhood. On Sunday, Jan. 11, the Florida record for largest…

Softball league begins sign-up

Registration for the Taylor County Fastpitch Parents Association (TCFPA) softball league is now underway and will continue through Feb. 20th. Girls ages 5 through 15 are eligible to…

Girls alumni soccer game is postponed

The Taylor County High girls soccer team’s game with the alumni soccer players has been postponed from this Friday night until Friday, Jan. 30, due to a good…

News

Work begins on VA clinic

After more than two years of discussions between Taylor County and the U.S. Department of…

Police chief retiring

Perry Police Chief Vern Clark will retire in mid- February and, as with all jobs…

‘Palm’ Tuesday

‘Palm’ Tuesday

Improvements to Perry’s Highway 19 corridor continued Tuesday with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) crews…

New year brings list of major projects for city

Closing in on the first month of 2015, the City of Perry is looking ahead…

Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday

When Taylor County’s own LeGarrette Blount takes the field Sunday for the biggest game of…

Jobless rate hits 6.9% low

Taylor County’s unemployment rate finished 2014 with its second lowest rate of the year at…

Man tries to run over officers with vehicle

A 24-year-old Perry man was arrested on multiple felony accounts after he attempted to run…

Community

Looking for an effective way to lose weight?

Taylor County residents are invited to participate in a weight management program being conducted by the University of Florida. Sessions are being offered at the Dixie County Public…

Watch for Scouts this Saturday

Local Cub and Boy Scouts will be participating in the annual “Scouting for Food” service project over the next two Saturdays. This Saturday, Jan. 31, scouts will place…

Counting down to Valentine’s Day

Taylor County High School JROTC will be selling single long-stemmed red roses for Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 11-13, during lunch and between classes for…

Free movie night at elementary school Jan. 27

Taylor County Elementary School will host a movie night for students Tuesday, Jan. 27, in conjunction with its annual Academic Parent Teacher Team (APTT) meeting. “Come to your…

Entertainment

‘American Sniper’: a powerful look at the price soldiers pay

‘American Sniper’: a powerful look at the price soldiers pay

By MARK VIOLA When going to the theater, it’s always interesting to see how an audience reacts when a movie ends.…

‘Inherent Vice’ is a weird, trippy movie that meanders to its end

‘Inherent Vice’ is a weird, trippy movie that meanders to its end

By MARK VIOLA I’ve reviewed hundreds of movies over the past eight years or so, but I don’t think I’ve ever…

Carell, Tatum leave comedy behind for compelling work in ‘Foxcatcher’

Carell, Tatum leave comedy behind for compelling work in ‘Foxcatcher’

By MARK VIOLA Of the five performances nominated for Best Actor at this year’s Academy Awards, four are for portrayals of…

‘Boyhood’ is not a gimmick, it is the ultimate coming of age story

‘Boyhood’ is not a gimmick, it is the ultimate coming of age story

By MARK VIOLA “Boyhood,” from director Richard Linklater (“School of Rock,” “Before Midnight”), was first released late last summer in a…