Sports

Varsity girls soccer tops Marianna, Dixie

The Taylor County High School (TCHS) girls varsity soccer team lost for only the second time this season last Tuesday in Tallahassee, falling to Florida High 4-1. The…

TCHS boys soccer squad picks up first win

The Taylor County High School (TCHS) boys’ varsity soccer team picked up its first win of the season Wednesday night against Dixie County, 5-3. Scoring for the Bulldogs…

TCMS boys claim division title after beating Madison

The Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) boys basketball team claimed their conference’s Eastern Division Championship for the second year in a row with a 35-30 victory over Madison…

Basketball team defeats Wakulla

The Taylor County High School varsity boys basketball team finally got their turnover problem under control and picked up a big, 65-61 victory over Wakulla County here in…

News

Woman killed in crash

Woman killed in crash

Emergency responders faced a snarl of bent metal and had to deploy the “Jaws of…

Boy, 4, left on school bus

A four-year-old Pre-K student was evidently left on a bus, by himself, for an entire…

Four arrested; over $2,000 in counterfeit bills seized

Two Perry Police Department (PPD) officers found themselves in the right place at the right…

Company makes deposit on Lance building

The company interested in purchasing the former Snyder’s-Lance plant in Perry has placed a “sizable,…

Let’s get to work!

Let’s get to work!

Ground-breaking ceremonies were held Thursday morning, Dec. 14, for a new community center in Shady…

PPD: Suspect grabbed gun during drug arrest

Perry Police Chief James Cruse is praising the restraint shown by two Perry Police Department…

FWC plans split scallop seasons

Most of Taylor County’s coastal waters and plentiful scalloping grounds will likely be opening early…

Community

Bid on an arrangement from Perry’s ‘Iron Designers’

Members are reminded that the Perry Garden Club will have its regular December meeting with a luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 20, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Designer Bob Bell…

Get your ‘Howliday’ photos with Mrs. Claus Dec. 15

Bring your pets to meet and be photographed with Mrs. Joy Claus Friday, Dec. 15th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. at Tractor Supply in…

AMTEC will hold concealed weapons class Dec. 16

AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems Training Facility will host a level-one concealed weapons class on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The class is located at the…

Grand opening planned Dec. 14

Edward Jones is opening a new office in Perry. There will be a grand opening celebration on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 4-6 p.m., hosted by financial advisor Cory…

Chamber to host Christmas After Hours Event

The Taylor-Perry Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Christmas After Hours” event on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 5 p.m. The event will be held at the Chamber…

Entertainment

‘Just Getting Started’ is a fun movie despite its many flaws

‘Just Getting Started’ is a fun movie despite its many flaws

By MARK VIOLA Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones are both exceptional actors who have had great careers in Hollywood making…

How the story of the worst movie ever made became one of 2017’s best films

How the story of the worst movie ever made became one of 2017’s best films

By MARK VIOLA We sometimes throw out the phrase “stranger than fiction” too easily these days, but it seems apt when…

‘Three Billboards’ is a dark drama that is really funny

‘Three Billboards’ is a dark drama that is really funny

Back in early 2008, I saw the red-band (R-rated) trailer for a little film called “In Bruges,” starring Colin Farrell and…

‘Wonder’ skips on the fake sweetness and delivers an honest, heartfelt story

‘Wonder’ skips on the fake sweetness and delivers an honest, heartfelt story

By MARK VIOLA It’s an undeniable fact that children are cruel. Sure, most of the time they don’t know better, but…