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Sports

‘Dogs dominate Mayo in 41-7 win

By AARON PORTWOOD Powered by big plays on offense, defense and special teams, the Taylor County Bulldogs dominated Lafayette County, 41-7 in a Kickoff Classic pre-season game Friday…

FWC partners with Waste Pro to protect garbage from bears

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Waste Pro USA, Inc., are teaming up to help reduce human-bear conflicts in northwest Florida. Representatives from the two…

‘Dogs face Lafayette in pre-season classic

The Taylor County High football team is upbeat about squaring off against Lafayette County this Friday night in the pre-season kickoff classic at Perry’s Dorsett Stadium. “Our kids…

FWC seeks help monitoring deer disease

By TONY YOUNG / Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is looking to hunters to help monitor the state’s deer…

News

Emergency officials on watch as tropical storm approaches

Local emergency officials are monitoring the potential development of a tropical wave which could develop…

‘Alert Taylor’ system launched

Taylor County Emergency Management has unveiled its new “Alert Taylor” mass notification system which will…

Berry pickers arrested

Palmetto berries are in peak season and local landowners are on the alert for illegal…

Wednesday crash on Puckett Road

Wednesday crash on Puckett Road

Staci Richardson, 32, was cited for reckless driving when she over-corrected while negotiating the curve…

Still no answers for Head Start

Confusion and mystery continue over what is going to happen to the local Head Start…

What can district do to prevent spread of Zika?

Superintendent of Schools Paul Dyal sent a letter to local parents this week, outlining the…

A father’s pride & joy

A father’s pride & joy

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Waiting for the next race, Bobby Hall reminded…

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Community

Register now for 61st annual festival pageant

High school senior girls are invited to take part in the 61st annual Florida Forest Festival’s Miss Florida Forestry pageant. To register as a contestant, please contact pageant…

Win me!

Taylor County Habitat for Humanity is offering chances on a custom handmade burnt cypress wood Cracker House replica. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Volunteers will…

Call and report mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are on the rise in Taylor County, especially after the recent rains and flooding in many areas of the county. According to Taylor County Mosquito Control, state…

Trunk or Treat date set Oct. 29

It’s never too early to plan for Halloween. Main Street Perry is now accepting applications for the annual Trunk or Treat event slated Saturday, Oct. 29 in downtown…

Entertainment

Review: ‘Ben-Hur’ remake was almost a decent film but it crashes before the finish line

Review: ‘Ben-Hur’ remake was almost a decent film but it crashes before the finish line

By MARK VIOLA I’m betting by now you’re tired of hearing me rant about remakes. Frankly, I’m tired of ranting about…

Review: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is another beautiful stop-motion animated film

Review: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is another beautiful stop-motion animated film

By MARK VIOLA Although we’ve had several animated films set records at the box office this year, one medium within the…

Review: Kendrick, Rockwell are crazy in love in hilarious ‘Mr. Right’

Review: Kendrick, Rockwell are crazy in love in hilarious ‘Mr. Right’

By MARK VIOLA Some films never get a wide enough release to make it to a theater nearby. Sadly, one of…

Review: ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ may not have been able to sing, but Streep still soars

Review: ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ may not have been able to sing, but Streep still soars

By MARK VIOLA There’s a running joke in Hollywood that if Meryl Streep is on screen, she is likely to get…