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Sports

FWC to fund high school fishing teams

By AMBER NABORS / Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Participation in rough-and-tumble sports is a great way to get high schoolers exercising. But there are many students…

3 softball teams playing in state championships

Three Taylor County girls’ softball teams will be competing in the Babe Ruth State Championships to be played this weekend, June 30 through July 4, in Lake City.…

Gag grouper season closes June 30 in state waters

Gag grouper recreational harvest will close in state waters off the coasts of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties July 1, with the last day of harvest June…

Florida sweeps list of ‘Top Family Friendly Places to Boat and Fish’

Florida swept the Take Me Fishing™ 2016 “Top 100 Family Friendly Places to Boat and Fish in the U.S.” list, hosting the top four locations with nine locations…

News

Perry men hit, killed in Texas, Florida crashes

Two Perry men died last week after being run over by oncoming vehicles in separate…

Johnson resigns as TTI director

The Taylor County School District has lost two site administrators in the past two weeks,…

Beshears nabs third term; Payne, Sigmeister unopposed for offices

Beshears nabs third term; Payne, Sigmeister unopposed for offices

Several area representatives earned new terms in office last week after winning re-election unopposed, including…

Russell announces candidacy, pledging ‘change and action’

Russell announces candidacy, pledging ‘change and action’

Frank Russell, saying he wants “action not reaction” from local government, has announced his candidacy…

City announces holiday schedule

The City of Perry has announced its garbage collection schedule for the Fourth of July…

When do you vote for your favorite?

Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland and Tax Collector Mark Wiggins will both serve a second…

A walk in the park

Construction on the final phase of Rosehead Park is well underway and officials hope to…

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Community

Learn more about the Tallahassee National Cemetery July 12

Tallahassee National Cemetery director Raymond Miller will be the featured speaker at the Tuesday, July 12, meeting of the local VFW post. “He will be giving us information…

Blood drive July 4

Local residents are encouraged to include a blood donation as part of their Fourth of July activities. A blood drive will be held at Walmart from 11 a.m.…

Happy 4th!

Toss some mullet and toast America’s Independence Day at the annual Foruth of July celebration in Steinahtchee, Monday, July 4. Local non-profit organizations will offer a variety of…

Fund established for Ingram family

A GoFundMe account has been established for the family Thomas Ingram Jr. to assist with medical and funeral expenses. The nine-year-old Taylor County student died June 16, one…

Entertainment

Review: ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ is a disappointing disaster of a movie

Review: ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ is a disappointing disaster of a movie

By MARK VIOLA Twenty years ago, “Independence Day” blasted its way into theaters, blowing up half the world in the process,…

Review: ‘Free State of Jones’ tells a fascinating true story from the American Civil War

Review: ‘Free State of Jones’ tells a fascinating true story from the American Civil War

By MARK VIOLA One hundred and 51 years after the end of the American Civil War, there are still plenty of…

Review: ‘Finding Dory’ returns to the sea for a wonderful Pixar adventure

Review: ‘Finding Dory’ returns to the sea for a wonderful Pixar adventure

By MARK VIOLA It’s hard to believe that it’s been 13 years since “Finding Nemo” first swam into theaters. The film,…

Review: ‘Central Intelligence’ is not as funny as it should be with Hart, Johnson

Review: ‘Central Intelligence’ is not as funny as it should be with Hart, Johnson

By MARK VIOLA Sometimes you look at a film and on paper, it has everything going for it. One such movie…