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Sports

3 softball teams playing in state championships

Three Taylor County girls’ softball teams will be competing in the Babe Ruth State Championships to be played this weekend, June 30 through July 4, in Lake City.…

Gag grouper season closes June 30 in state waters

Gag grouper recreational harvest will close in state waters off the coasts of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties July 1, with the last day of harvest June…

Florida sweeps list of ‘Top Family Friendly Places to Boat and Fish’

Florida swept the Take Me Fishing™ 2016 “Top 100 Family Friendly Places to Boat and Fish in the U.S.” list, hosting the top four locations with nine locations…

No bear hunt for Florida in ‘16

The seven-member Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted 4-3 Wednesday to postpone bear hunting in Florida in 2016 at their meeting in Eastpoint. Although the framework…

News

When do you vote for your favorite?

Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland and Tax Collector Mark Wiggins will both serve a second…

A walk in the park

Construction on the final phase of Rosehead Park is well underway and officials hope to…

Felony criminal mischief charges dropped

The State Attorney’s Office has dismissed felony criminal mischief charges against former county commissioner Walter…

McHargue throws hat in ring for property appraiser’s office

McHargue throws hat in ring for property appraiser’s office

Local businessman James McHargue, who has 31 years of experience with his family business, has…

Local family mourns passing of bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley

By SUSAN H. LINCOLN / Managing Editor When news of the death of bluegrass legend…

Record scallop counts

Record scallop counts

  This year’s scallop season, which opens Saturday, June 25, looks to offer a bumper…

Deming clinches second term

The field is set for the Perry City Council’s upcoming races with Mayor Mike Deming…

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Community

Happy 4th!

Toss some mullet and toast America’s Independence Day at the annual Foruth of July celebration in Steinahtchee, Monday, July 4. Local non-profit organizations will offer a variety of…

Fund established for Ingram family

A GoFundMe account has been established for the family Thomas Ingram Jr. to assist with medical and funeral expenses. The nine-year-old Taylor County student died June 16, one…

Scallop seminar set for June 24 in Steinhatchee

The Taylor County Soil & Water Board will host its annual free Scallop Seminar this Friday, June 24, at the Steinhatchee Community Center starting at 7 p.m. Guest…

Job Abilities Camp offered

The Arc Big Bend is offering a 50-hour Job Abilities Camp for students in Madison, Jefferson and Taylor counties. The program is fully funded by the Florida Vocational…

Entertainment

Review: ‘Finding Dory’ returns to the sea for a wonderful Pixar adventure

Review: ‘Finding Dory’ returns to the sea for a wonderful Pixar adventure

By MARK VIOLA It’s hard to believe that it’s been 13 years since “Finding Nemo” first swam into theaters. The film,…

Review: ‘Central Intelligence’ is not as funny as it should be with Hart, Johnson

Review: ‘Central Intelligence’ is not as funny as it should be with Hart, Johnson

By MARK VIOLA Sometimes you look at a film and on paper, it has everything going for it. One such movie…

Review: ‘Warcraft’ is more than just a great video game adaptation, it’s a great fantasy film

Review: ‘Warcraft’ is more than just a great video game adaptation, it’s a great fantasy film

By MARK VIOLA I’ve mentioned–more times than I can count–that there is a nearly complete dearth of good video game film…

Review: ‘Now You See Me 2’ isn’t as good as the original, but it’s still a fun show

Review: ‘Now You See Me 2’ isn’t as good as the original, but it’s still a fun show

By MARK VIOLA Every once in awhile, a movie will simply surprise me. That was the case with 2013’s “Now You…