Sports

Three Lakeland men charged with harvesting and selling wild turtles

Three Lakeland men and an Okeechobee freshwater turtle farmer were caught illegally harvesting, selling and buying wild-caught freshwater turtles as a result of a Florida Fish and Wildlife…

Friends of NRA to hold annual banquet Aug. 1

Taylor County Friends of NRA invite supporters of the Second Amendment to attend their third annual banquet on Friday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m. at the Perry Elks…

Red snapper season closes July 15

The recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters closed July 15. Florida state waters in the Gulf are from shore to 9 nautical miles. To learn more…

FWC offers free hunter safety program in Lafayette County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Lafayette County. The course is Aug. 2 and 3 from 8 a.m.…

News

Victims ran for their lives

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer No one will ever know what thoughts were…

Deputy charged with perjury

A veteran Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) deputy has been suspended without pay following his…

Sadler case clears first hurdle

Sadler case clears first hurdle

City resident William C. Sadler Sr., left, and his attorney, Sally Jean Roberts, appeared before…

Perry man charged in bomb threat

A Perry man has been arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat against Apalachee Center…

County voters face scant ballot

With numerous local and state elected officials returning to office unopposed, next month’s primary election…

School grades: TCMS now an ‘A’

The Florida Department of Education (DOE) has released grades for elementary and middle schools across…

Children left in hot car

A 26-year-old Perry man was charged with child abuse after leaving two small children (ages…

Community

Walker to hold book signing July 18

Delores Leggett Walker, author of “Legend of Promise,” will hold a book signing today (Friday) from 3 to 6 p.m. at Java Connection, located in Historical Perry Station.…

School board schedules two meetings in July

The school board will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, July 29, at 6 p.m. at the Alton H. Wentworth Administrative Complex. A special school board meeting…

TCDA, chamber to host forum July 31

The Taylor County Development Authority and Chamber of Commerce will host a city candidate forum Thursday, July 31. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at Taylor Technical…

Volunteers sought

Covenant Hospice is seeking individuals “who are interested in making a difference in the lives of patients and families facing end-of-life issues. We will hold an open discussion…

Entertainment

Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is one of the best films of 2014

Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is one of the best films of 2014

I was eagerly anticipating the sequel to 2011′s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” But then each new trailer gave…

Gainesville’s Free Fridays concert series continues with 11-piece R&B band

Gainesville’s Free Fridays concert series continues with 11-piece R&B band

Uncle Morty’s Rhythm Cream will perform tonight (Friday, July 18) at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza in Gainesville at 8 p.m.…

Review: ‘Earth to Echo’ lacks tension but still provides family fun

Review: ‘Earth to Echo’ lacks tension but still provides family fun

One of the quintessential films of my childhood was “The Goonies.” Directed by Richard Donner and based on a story from…

Review: ‘Snowpiercer’ crashes despite A-list cast and unique story

Review: ‘Snowpiercer’ crashes despite A-list cast and unique story

My attempts to catch some of this summer’s limited-release fare brings me to the second dystopian adventure of the season: “Snowpiercer.”…