Sports

TCMS baseball gets first win over Madison Academy, 17-8

The Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) baseball team won its first game of the 2018 season in impressive fashion over Madison Academy 17-8. Jaydin Florence started the game…

TCMS softball improves to 3-1

The Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) Lady Bulldogs’ softball team is off to a good start under Head Coach Daniel Joiner, as they improved to 3-1 on the…

Boys win, girls tie in matches against Godby High School

Taylor County High School’s tennis teams traveled to Tallahassee to face Godby on Tuesday, and the boys squad came home with a 4-3 win over the Cougars, while…

Taylor County duo helps Mayo back to Final 4

The Lafayette County Lady Hornets’ girls basketball team will make a second straight trip to the Florida high school basketball Final Four thanks to a coach and player…

News

‘No threat to students’: Rampant rumors cause widespread panic

‘No threat to students’: Rampant rumors cause widespread panic

“There is not – and was not – any threat made against any school in…

Safety plans in place at schools

In the wake of the tragic events which occurred last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas…

Train car derails, damages tracks

Train car derails, damages tracks

A busted wheel is the suspected culprit that caused a train car to jump the…

Gates close on Salem Tower Rd.

As part of an ongoing effort to reduce liability concerns, Four Rivers Land & Timber…

City picks up trash ordinance Feb. 27

The Perry City Council is expected to have a first reading Tuesday of a draft…

Wiles first Taylor County 4-H’er to win ‘Champion’ title since 1955

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Managing Editor “Dusty Mike” may be the least likely champion…

Man allegedly threatened to kill mayor, city manager

A Perry man who allegedly made threats about killing Mayor David Sullivan and City Manager…

Community

Movie night at Jerkins announced

Jerkins Community Center will host a movie night tonight (Friday) for children, showing “Paddington 2.” There will be a $3 cover charge, which will include popcorn and a…

How to build a bee house Sat., Feb. 24

Want to be a busy bee? Join members of the Steinhatchee Garden Club in building bee houses Saturday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is…

Sen. Rubio’s staff will be in Perry Jan. 31

The office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio will hold its mobile office hours in Taylor County on Wednesday, Jan. 31 from noon until 2 p.m. Anyone interested in…

Extension Office, UF offering summer internship program

A collaboration between the Florida Cooperative Extension Service and the Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida is offering a summer internship program. Students participating…

Father/Daughter Dance set for Feb. 9

The Perry Rotary Club will host its annual Father/Daughter Dance Friday, Feb. 9, from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Perry Elk’s Lodge. The event will feature music, a live…

Entertainment

‘Peter Rabbit’ provides a decent harvest of laughs and enjoyment

‘Peter Rabbit’ provides a decent harvest of laughs and enjoyment

By MARK VIOLA A few weeks ago, I heaped a bunch of well-deserved praise on “Paddington 2,” which was an excellent…

‘The 15:17 to Paris’ is boring slog of a film that never leaves the station

‘The 15:17 to Paris’ is boring slog of a film that never leaves the station

By MARK VIOLA On Aug. 21, 2015, a terrorist attempted to shoot his way through a loaded train crossing the European…

‘The Addams Family’ paying a visit to FSU beginning Feb. 16

The Florida State University School of Theatre presents “The Addams Family,” opening tonight (Friday, Feb. 16) at the Richard G. Fallon…

The Old West has never looked as dark and depressing as it does in ‘Hostiles’

The Old West has never looked as dark and depressing as it does in ‘Hostiles’

By MARK VIOLA When the film “Gravity” hit theaters in 2013, I remember reading a couple of reviews that talked about…