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Sports

Basketball teams will face Madison on the road

Taylor County High boys and girls basketball teams–both varsity and junior varsity squads–will be playing at Madison this Friday, Dec. 9. In their last outing on Dec. 2,…

Boys basketball team opens its season with 66-65 overtime win

The Taylor County High boys basketball team defeated district foe East Gadsden in overtime 66-65 Tuesday night in Havana. It was the season opener for the Bulldogs who…

Prescribed burning workshops set

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Landowner Assistance Program is holding two December workshops in North Florida on how private landowners can work together on conducting…

Boys basketball team opens ‘16-17 season with road stretch

The Taylor County High boys basketball team, under first-year coach Toney Powell, opens the 2016-17 season this week with three road games. The Bulldogs are slated to travel…

News

Motion for grand jury testimony is denied

Circuit Judge David Fina has denied a motion filed on behalf of convicted murderer Garrett…

Bad move: thief targets police chief’s vehicle

A Perry man has been arrested in connection with a spat of break-ins Saturday night…

Construction underway

Construction underway

“Let’s build this house!” Taylor County Habitat for Humanity’s Cecile Hance exclaimed at ground-breaking ceremonies…

17 apply for county administrator spot

The Taylor County Commission has received 17 applications for its soon-to-be-open county administrator position. The…

Possible $1.5 billion merger for FairPoint?

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc., announced Monday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to…

Merry & bright

Merry & bright

Cancer survivor Nicole Myer and her mother, Peggy, were among the hundreds who gathered downtown…

Person of interest sought in grave robbery; $1,000 reward is offered

Person of interest sought in grave robbery; $1,000 reward is offered

Investigators have identified a person of interest in the theft of cremated remains from the…

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Community

Property damage from Hermine? Meet Dec. 8 in Steinhatchee

Due to the extent of damage from Hurricane Hermine in Steinhatchee, Taylor County Emergency Management officials have decided to hold a second Local Mitigation Strategy Committee meeting. The…

Santa’s Pooch Parade is Dec. 10

The Shady Grove Council invites pet-parents to walk their dogs in Santa’s Pooch Parade as part of the Shady Grove Country Christmas festival this Saturday, Dec. 10. Pet…

Deadline extended for Kidz-Que

The deadline to enter the Kidz-Que Grillmaster Contest has been extended. The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, as part of the Southern Pines Blues & BBQ…

Youth rodeo set for Dec. 10

Little Crackers Rodeo will host its next event Saturday, Dec. 10, at the 4-H Arena at Forest Capital Park during the Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival. Admission…

Entertainment

Review: ‘Home for Peculiar Children’ delivers plenty of scary fun

Review: ‘Home for Peculiar Children’ delivers plenty of scary fun

By MARK VIOLA I know I’ve said it before, but I enjoy reading young adult literature, from the popular “Harry Potter”…

Review: ‘Deepwater Horizon’ gives an intense look at 2010 disaster

Review: ‘Deepwater Horizon’ gives an intense look at 2010 disaster

By MARK VIOLA On April 20, 2010, a catastrophic failure aboard the floating Deepwater Horizon oil rig resulted in the country’s…

FSU kicks off theatre season with ‘Seminar’

The School of Theatre at Florida State kicks off its 2016-17 season with “Seminar” by Theresa Rebeck, which opens tonight (Friday)…

Review: ‘Magnificent Seven’ is a fun and action-filled Western adventure

Review: ‘Magnificent Seven’ is a fun and action-filled Western adventure

By MARK VIOLA It would be nice to go a few weeks without using the term remake, but it seems 2016…