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Sports

FWC wants your opinion about venomous snakes

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants to know the attitude of the public regarding the possession and management of venomous reptiles by zoos, as well…

Fighting Eagles will field 4 football teams this year

The Taylor County Fighting Eagles are a traveling youth tackle football and cheerleading organization sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of Taylor County. The team’s goal is…

FWC seeks proposals to reduce ‘bear conflicts’

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites counties and other local governments to submit proposals so the agency can effectively distribute state funding for reducing bear…

Hunter safety class scheduled in Mayo

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free traditional hunter safety course for Lafayette County Aug. 20 and 21 from 8 a.m. to 5…

News

Convicted murderer Phelps dies in prison

Convicted murderer Phelps dies in prison

Lloyd Phelps, the Perry man convicted of the January 2006 murder of Patricia “Niece” Knight,…

Body found on U.S. Hwy. 19 (UPDATED)

UPDATE: The remains discovered along U.S. 19 near the Taylor/Madison County border have been identified…

Ratliff explains reason for drop in tax revenues

While real property values remained relatively level this year, a five-percent drop in tangible personal…

Falling down

Falling down

Just two months into construction, Rosehead Lake Park is taking shape. This week, crews began…

Who owns Four Rivers?

Since Foley Timber and Land Company was sold late last year, becoming Four Rivers Land…

Political rallies set across the county

With more than 30 candidates and races split between the upcoming primary and general elections,…

Murder suspects cram court docket at Monday hearings

A round of murder suspects cycled in and out of the third floor courtroom Monday…

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Community

Register now for Head Start

Taylor County Head Start, a program that provides school readiness, health, nutrition, family support, transportation assistance and disability services for three-and-four-year-olds, is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school…

Perry Elks announce fund-raisers

The Perry Elks Lodge has a busy calendar lined up for July and August, and encourages members to lend their support: • Tuesday, July 19: A (take out)…

Relay wrap-up party set July 14

Relay for Life volunteers and captains are invited to a wrap-up party Thursday, July 14, at Evangel Christian Fellowship Hall, beginning at 6 p.m. “Let’s celebrate a great…

Parent of an incoming kindergartener?

Perry Primary School is holding registration for incoming kindergarten students every Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. during the month of July. Parents should provide copies of a…

Entertainment

Review: ‘Secret Lives of Pets’ pulls back the veil on what our animals are up to

Review: ‘Secret Lives of Pets’ pulls back the veil on what our animals are up to

By MARK VIOLA I’m sure everyone with a pet or two has wondered just what they get up to while we’re…

Review: ‘Legend of Tarzan’ provides plenty of summer popcorn entertainment

Review: ‘Legend of Tarzan’ provides plenty of summer popcorn entertainment

By MARK VIOLA Tarzan, the boy raised by apes in the jungles of Africa, has refused to leave our collective popular…

Review: ‘The BFG’ may be one of the truest live action adaptations of a children’s book

Review: ‘The BFG’ may be one of the truest live action adaptations of a children’s book

By MARK VIOLA It’s somewhat hard to describe my surprise upon leaving Steven Spielberg’s live action adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s…

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,…