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Sports

Gag grouper to season open in federal waters

Gag grouper will open for recreational harvest in most state and all federal Gulf of Mexico waters June 1. The black grouper and gag minimum size limit will…

Bulldogs defeat North Florida Christian 26-14 in spring game

Bulldogs defeat North Florida Christian 26-14 in spring game

By AARON PORTWOOD The Taylor County Bulldogs used big plays on offense, defense and special teams to overpower seven-time state champion North Florida Christian (NFC) 26-14 in three…

Local 12U team wins rings

Local 12U team wins rings

Hundreds of fans cheering on 21 teams from all over North Florida and South Georgia participated in the youth baseball tournament at the Taylor County Sports Complex last…

Nauti-Girl Tournament casts off June 11 in Steinhatchee

The sixth annual Nauti-Girls Ladies Fishing Tournament, sponsored by the Steinhatchee Community Projects Board and The Taylor County Tourism Development Council, takes to the water on Saturday, June…

News

BREAKING: Manden Whiddon rejects plea deal, hires new attorney

Manden Whiddon, one of three suspects charged in the death of longtime teacher Shelly Strickland,…

Manden Whiddon expected to change ‘not guilty’ plea

Manden Whiddon, one of three suspects charged in the death of longtime teacher Shelly Strickland,…

Barber follows mother’s footsteps

Barber follows mother’s footsteps

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer For 2016 Taylor County High School (TCHS) Valedictorian Rebecca…

Langford seeks pharmacy degree

Langford seeks pharmacy degree

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Strolling through New York City’s Central Park, Ashleigh…

Dunnell promises ‘fresh leadership, new accountability’ for Dist. 5 seat

Dunnell promises ‘fresh leadership, new accountability’ for Dist. 5 seat

“Fresh leadership, high performance and new accountability” is the platform focus of Taylor County School…

Teacher escorted from TTI campus in front of students

Teacher escorted from TTI campus in front of students

A Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) instructor was escorted off campus—while in the middle of class…

Suspected tornado here snapped trees, damaged homes

Suspected tornado here snapped trees, damaged homes

A suspected tornado damaged two homes on U.S. 27 in Perry Friday morning as a…

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Community

Main Street hosts First Friday event

Main Street Perry will host its inaugural First Friday Event, on June 3 running through 8 p.m. Main Street officials said the event is an effort to promote…

Reading program begins June 9

The Taylor County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program will kick off Thursday, June 9, with “Healthy Herb.” The morning program will begin at 10:30 a.m. Programs will continue…

Blood drive set for May 30 at Walmart

OneBlood will host a blood drive Monday, May 30, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Walmart. All donors will receive a $10 Walmart gift card and a…

TTI graduation ceremony Friday

Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) will hold commencement ceremonies Friday, May 27, at Taylor County High School, beginning at 7 p.m. Graduates of Taylor County Career Academy, TTI Career…

Entertainment

Review: ‘Angry Birds’ plays homage to the games, but doesn’t do much to tell its own story

Review: ‘Angry Birds’ plays homage to the games, but doesn’t do much to tell its own story

By MARK VIOLA Our phones have taken over our lives. We all know it. If we’re not taking selfies or checking…

Review: ‘The Nice Guys’ brings the audience back to 1977 for a hilarious mystery

Review: ‘The Nice Guys’ brings the audience back to 1977 for a hilarious mystery

By MARK VIOLA “The Nice Guys” is everything I was hoping for and more. The often hilarious movie is from writer/director…

Review: ‘Sing Street’ uses the music of the 1980s to tell an engaging coming-of-age story

Review: ‘Sing Street’ uses the music of the 1980s to tell an engaging coming-of-age story

By MARK VIOLA Even in a summer season filled with mega-blockbusters and big-budgeted projects, you can still find smaller, quieter releases.…

Review: Avengers fight each other in action packed ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Review: Avengers fight each other in action packed ‘Captain America: Civil War’

By MARK VIOLA In the eight years since “Iron Man” ushered in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), its films have welcomed…