Sports

TCMS baseball defeats Wakulla 9-5

The Taylor County Middle School baseball team traveled to Wakulla Tuesday and defeated Wakulla Middle School by a score of 9 to 5 in their opening game of…

Tennis teams participate in pre-season tournament

The Taylor County High boys and girls tennis teams opened the 2016 season last week participating in a pre-season tournament at Tallahassee’s Tom Brown Park. In the rain-shortened…

Crouse will compete at  state meet

Crouse will compete at state meet

Taylor County High School’s Jordan Crouse has advanced to the Girls State Weightlifting Meet to be held this Thursday and Friday in Kissimee. The TCHS senior will be…

Grouper, snapper season changes on FWC agenda

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Feb. 10-11 at the Florida Public Safety Institute, 85 Academy Drive, near Havana. The Institute is located west…

News

School board members affirm commitment to Steinhatchee School

School board members affirm commitment to Steinhatchee School

Steinhatchee School will remain open for the 2015-16 school year with officials saying the workshop…

Steinhatchee parents: ‘We have a plan for our school’

In a nearly 90-minute presentation, Steinhatchee School parents and other concerned community members addressed the…

Primary school not included in state budget

For the second consecutive year, the Taylor County School District’s request for state funds to…

Padgett to seek sheriff’s seat; Woods eyes school superintendent’s office

Four additional candidates have thrown their hats into the political ring this past week seeking…

Council wants city to pay for Eternal Flame

Council wants city to pay for Eternal Flame

The eternal flame at Veterans Memorial Park is once again burning brightly and, on Tuesday,…

Former Perry teacher is killed in murder-suicide

Former Perry teacher is killed in murder-suicide

Sandra M. Cook, a former Taylor County Elementary School (TCES) teacher, began the new year…

Man, 21, survives shot to neck

A 21-year-old Perry man was shot in the neck, sustaining what officers call a “through…

Community

Need help with Medicaid?

A representative from the statewide Medicaid managed care office will be at the Florida Department of Health in Taylor County Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon.…

Caring for an Alzheimer’s patient?

Caregivers are invited to register now for the 31st annual Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Training Conference planned Saturday, Feb. 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Tallahassee.…

Free exercise classes underway

The Boys & Girls Club of Taylor County is offering free exercise classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays to the community. The classes will be offered from 12-1 p.m.…

Pet clinic planned this Saturday

The Taylor County Veterinary Medical Association will host a Discount Animal Vaccination Clinic Saturday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the shaded lot adjacent to Buckeye…

Entertainment

Review: ‘The Finest Hours’ is a tension-filled adventure about real life heroism

Review: ‘The Finest Hours’ is a tension-filled adventure about real life heroism

By MARK VIOLA Of the various branches of the U.S. armed forces, I probably know the least about the U.S. Coast…

Review: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ provides another round of anthropomorphic kung fu

Review: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ provides another round of anthropomorphic kung fu

By MARK VIOLA I tend to hold family movies, especially animated films, to just as high a standard as I do…

Review: ‘Room’ tells a story filled with horror that somehow manages to be hopeful

Review: ‘Room’ tells a story filled with horror that somehow manages to be hopeful

By MARK VIOLA Each January, once the Academy Award nominations are announced, I begin a quest to see every Best Picture…

Review: Michael Bay surprises by making an actual good movie about Benghazi in ‘13 Hours’

Review: Michael Bay surprises by making an actual good movie about Benghazi in ‘13 Hours’

By MARK VIOLA It’s impossible for me to go into a movie inside a vacuum, especially considering how much film news…