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Sports

Eagles are 13-3 after four weeks

The Taylor County Fighting Eagles youth football teams are off to a good start in the AYF Big Peach Conference (South Division). The Big Peach Conference is one…

Scallop season closes

The 2016 recreational season for bay scallops, from the western end of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County through the Pasco-Hernando county line, will close Sunday, Sept. 25.…

Ballhogz 9U place second in tourney

The newly formed North Florida Ballhogz 9U travel baseball team competed last Saturday in Valdosta, Ga., in a South Georgia Elite Sports baseball tournament and finished 2nd place…

‘Dogs fall to Timberwolves 15-12

By AARON PORTWOOD Turnovers, mistakes and missed opportunities cost the Taylor County Bulldogs in a 15-12 loss to Class 7A Chiles Timberwolves Friday night in Perry. Despite shooting…

News

Clown ‘game’ sparks Facebook firestorm, panic

A defunct card game from 2011 that billed itself as a “survival horror tabletop card…

Four from Steinhatchee busted for meth ‘smurfing’

Four Steinhatchee residents were taken into custody Wednesday and face a battery of meth-related charges…

Flag burned

The remains of the American flag were still smoldering when police officers arrived at Veterans…

Free festival starts tonight

This weekend (Sept. 23-24), the community is expected to gather at Forest Capital Park for…

Crash victims ‘pure, beautiful souls’

Crash victims ‘pure, beautiful souls’

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Standing at the end of the diving board,…

Teens face long road to recovery

Two Taylor County teens remain in ICU after sustaining catastrophic injuries in a head-on crash…

Mosquito relief on its way?

Two and a half weeks after Hurricane Hermine struck Taylor County, many of the public…

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Community

Program focuses on older adults

Dr. Niharika Suchak will present a program on “Medication Use in Older Adults” Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Doctors’ Memorial Hospital, starting at 5:30 p.m. The program is part…

Free tutoring offered in math, reading

After-school tutoring services for students in all district schools are available in reading and math. The free service is made possible through Title I and Title VI federal…

Adopt a pet & more Sept. 17

The pet adoption event planned this Saturday, Sept. 17, at Tractor Supply Company will support numerous local animal rescue groups, including Forest Capital Humane Society, Meow or Never,…

Authors to speak at library Sept. 26

Two authors from Mayo will be at the Taylor County Public Library on Monday, Sept. 26. Delores Leggett Walker and Jonnie Kidd Whittington will be guest speakers at…

Entertainment

Review: ‘Blair Witch’ rips off the original film but doesn’t improve upon it

Review: ‘Blair Witch’ rips off the original film but doesn’t improve upon it

By MARK VIOLA “The Blair Witch Project” has been parodied and blatantly ripped off so many times over the past 17…

Review: Eddie Murphy returns to movies with perhaps his best role yet in ‘Mr. Church’

Review: Eddie Murphy returns to movies with perhaps his best role yet in ‘Mr. Church’

By MARK VIOLA When a famous actor or actress disappears from the limelight, one of two things happens. We either notice…

Review: The Miracle on the Hudson comes to life in the wonderfully acted ‘Sully’

Review: The Miracle on the Hudson comes to life in the wonderfully acted ‘Sully’

By MARK VIOLA Bad news is easy to find. Just turn on your television and you’ll see stories about terrorism, tragedy,…

Review: Don’t waste your money by watching truly awful ‘Mechanic: Resurrection’

Review: Don’t waste your money by watching truly awful ‘Mechanic: Resurrection’

By MARK VIOLA Last week in my review of “Ben-Hur,” I railed against remakes. Nothing new. This week, “Mechanic: Resurrection,” the…