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Sports

47 turn out for start of Bulldogs’ spring football practice

Energy and spirits were high as the Taylor County High School Bulldogs took the field to kick off spring football practice on Monday, April 24. Forty-seven players showed…

Baseball team closes regular season April 28

The Taylor County High School baseball team took the field Friday, April 24, for Senior Night, pitting the Bulldogs against Wakulla Christian. Although the Bulldogs came up short,…

Shriners host skeet shoot

The Perry Shrine Club will hold its fourth annual Skeet Shoot on Saturday, April 29, beginning at 10 a.m. Each $50 entry fee benefits the Shriners’ Children’s Hospital.…

Tran, Turner reel in best fish of Special Olympics tourney

The eighth annual Special Olympics In-Shore Fishing Tournament, sponsored by the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run, was held April 15 and was branded a tremendous success by…

News

FDOT takes on removal of grounded ‘Louisa’

While Dixie County no longer wants Steinhatchee’s run-aground Louisa to build an artificial reef, local…

GP confirms 7000-gallon citric acid spill

A 7000-gallon citric acid spill was reported at Georgia Pacific’s (GP) Cellulose Mill Tuesday morning,…

Lundy was ‘friend to a fault’

Lundy was ‘friend to a fault’

After nearly a lifetime of struggles, Rebecca N. Lundy was in a good place. Her…

Woman airlifted after bar melee

Perry woman was airlifted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Saturday with serious injuries–including a broken jaw,…

History & heritage take center stage

History & heritage take center stage

History and heritage will take centerstage Saturday, April 29, during the second annual Taylor County…

DMH hopes to benefit from increased federal funding

With state and federal officials reaching a deal to bring an additional $1 billion in…

Last of infamous ‘sinkhole’ murderers granted parole

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer David Monroe Goodwin, 70, was granted parole Wednesday…

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Community

Annual children’s fun festival will be held April 29

The annual Children’s Fun Festival & Pinwheels for Prevention event will be held this Saturday, April 29, at City Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Families are encouraged…

Relay For Life hosts Survivors Banquet April 27

Taylor County Relay For Life will hosts its annual Survivors Banquet, sponsored by Goodman’s BBQ, this Thursday, April 27, at Crosspoint Baptist (fellowship hall) beginning at 6 p.m.…

Deadline for short story contest is April 29

The deadline to enter the Friends of the Taylor County Public Library’s 11th annual Short Story Contest is Friday, April 28. The contest includes three age categories: youth…

Registration for 4-H Summer Day Camps underway

Registration for all 4-H Summer Day Camps, which is now underway, is on a first come, first-served basis and all fees must be paid in full at the…

Entertainment

Review: ‘Home for Peculiar Children’ delivers plenty of scary fun

Review: ‘Home for Peculiar Children’ delivers plenty of scary fun

By MARK VIOLA I know I’ve said it before, but I enjoy reading young adult literature, from the popular “Harry Potter”…

Review: ‘Deepwater Horizon’ gives an intense look at 2010 disaster

Review: ‘Deepwater Horizon’ gives an intense look at 2010 disaster

By MARK VIOLA On April 20, 2010, a catastrophic failure aboard the floating Deepwater Horizon oil rig resulted in the country’s…

FSU kicks off theatre season with ‘Seminar’

The School of Theatre at Florida State kicks off its 2016-17 season with “Seminar” by Theresa Rebeck, which opens tonight (Friday)…

Review: ‘Magnificent Seven’ is a fun and action-filled Western adventure

Review: ‘Magnificent Seven’ is a fun and action-filled Western adventure

By MARK VIOLA It would be nice to go a few weeks without using the term remake, but it seems 2016…