Sports
Kallschmidt is regional champ

Kallschmidt is regional champ

Taylor County High senior Luke Kallschmidt placed first in the 300 meter hurdles in the Class 2A, Region 1 track meet held last week at Jacksonville-Bowles High School.…

Hunting Zone D will be split into two units with separate rules

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), at its meeting at the Florida Public Safety Institute near Tallahassee last week, passed changes that divide the state’s Hunting…

Final hearing set for FWC’s proposed Gulf fish reporting system

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its April 16 meeting in Tallahassee moved forward with a proposal to create a Gulf Reef Fish Data Reporting…

Snapper season set

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the Gulf recreational red snapper season in state waters at its meeting last week near Tallahassee. The season will…

News

Hampton violates charter?

The Perry City Council started the month with a workshop covering Florida Sunshine laws and…

Teen driver ‘distracted’ by cell phone at time of fatal crash

Teen driver ‘distracted’ by cell phone at time of fatal crash

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has released the name of the at-fault driver in a…

County declares state of emergency on Easter

With more than three inches of additional rain falling on the county Friday exacerbating flooding…

Pre-K employee fired for violation of discipline policy

A Taylor County Pre-K employee has been terminated following an incident involving a student. According…

Perry war veteran, 90, boards Honor Flight on April 26

Harold Young, a Perry World War II Navy veteran who turns 91 in September, will…

Well flooded? Health department offers warnings, tips

With many Taylor County residents reporting floodwaters over their wells, officials with the Florida Department…

Coastal residents graduate CERT training, ready to be activated in case of disaster

Ten members of the newly formed Coastal Communities CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) recently graduated…

Community

Swampwater Shootout is this April 26

AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems will host the first Swampwater Shootout benefitting the Doctors’ Memorial Hospital Foundation this Saturday, April 26. General admission is $10. Advance admission/awards dinner tickets are…

White to speak at library April 28

Perry author and award-winning newspaper columnist Anthony White will speak at the Taylor County Public Library on Monday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. White is the author of…

Sea Gull Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday

The annual Sea Gull Egg Hunt will be this Saturday, April 19, at Keaton Beach. Refreshments and games begin at 10 a.m. with the Easter Bunny arriving at…

16,000 Easter Eggs!

An Easter Eggstravaganza will be held Saturday at the City Park across from the Chamber of Commerce. “We will hide 16,000 eggs,” Rodney McKinley, one of the organizers,…

Entertainment

Review: ‘Draft Day’ is an interesting look at football’s biggest spring event

Review: ‘Draft Day’ is an interesting look at football’s biggest spring event

And for football fans who can’t wait until the NFL draft, we have “Draft Day,” the fictional sports drama about the…

Review: ‘Rio 2’ is more harmless fun

Review: ‘Rio 2’ is more harmless fun

When the animated film “Rio” hit theaters in 2011, I called it “harmless fun,” finding it enjoyable although not terribly memorable…

Review: ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ is one of the best Marvel films yet

Review: ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ is one of the best Marvel films yet

We’ve reached the point in the process where the individual films cannot be taken entirely by themselves, and it’s pretty much…

Concerts set at new amphitheater

Capital City Amphitheater at Cascades Park in Tallahassee will host a pair of inaugural concerts this weekend. On Saturday, April 12,…