Sports

Florida largemouth bass possess ‘unique genetics’ which favor rapid growth

By Bob Wattendorf with Tom Champeau Bass anglers may wonder why the Sunshine State supports some of the best bass fishing in the world. Florida’s abundant lakes and…

Jr. golf camp planned, slated for youth 8-14

There will be a junior golf camp the week of July 19-22 at Perry Golf and Country Club. The camp will be open to boys and girls, ages…

Extension office hosting boat safety class July 10

Taylor County’s University of Florida Extension Office, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Taylor County Emergency Management Department will be hosting a Boater Safety Workshop…

FWC changing amberjack length from 30 to 34 inches

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently approved changing the minimum size limit for greater amberjack caught in Gulf of Mexico state waters from 30 inches…

News

Search underway for escaped jail inmate

Search underway for escaped jail inmate

  Local law enforcement is casting a wide net to capture a 26-old-year jail trustee…

Five-month-old baby girl found dead

A five-month-old baby girl, LexiLinda Gloria Ramirez Russell, was found dead Saturday, June 26, at…

Wicked winds sweep across county Tuesday

Wicked winds sweep across county Tuesday

A series of damaging storms passed through the area Tuesday afternoon and evening, leaving downed…

Funding cut impacts adults with special needs (SNAP)

The Taylor County School District’s Special Needs Adult Program (SNAP), which for many years has…

Winning writers awarded

Winning writers awarded

The 12 winners of the ninth annual Friends of the Taylor County Public Library Short…

Arrowood faces life in prison or Death Row

Arrowood faces life in prison or Death Row

A grand jury indicted Garrett A. Arrowood, 26, for first degree capital murder Monday afternoon…

Man barricades self in house, SWAT called to assist TCSO

Man barricades self in house, SWAT called to assist TCSO

Leon County’s SWAT unit was called into action here Saturday when a Shady Grove man–who…

Community

‘Adopt a Brick’ at Rosehead Park

The Perry Rotary Club is offering the opportunity to “adopt a brick” at Rosehead Park. Bricks are $50 each and will be laser printed with text 5/8th of…

Steinhatchee will celebrate July 4 with fireworks display

Celebrate the 4th of July in Steinhatchee with fireworks at 8:45 p.m. at the bridge, sponsored by the Steinhatchee River Chamber of Commerce. The holiday festivities start at…

Library closes for holiday

The Taylor County Public Library will be closed Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday.…

Blood drive set for July 4 at Walmart

OneBlood will host a blood drive Saturday, July 4, at Walmart from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All donors will receive a $10 Walmart gift card and a…

Entertainment

Review: Drugs, gangs and geeks combine for a very funny comedy in ‘Dope’

Review: Drugs, gangs and geeks combine for a very funny comedy in ‘Dope’

By MARK VIOLA Life in high school is never easy for a geek. Jocks. Embarrassment. Girls. (Boys for the girl geeks…

Review: Pixar returns to form with truly emotional ‘Inside Out’

Review: Pixar returns to form with truly emotional ‘Inside Out’

By MARK VIOLA Last year was the first time since 2005 no Pixar film hit theaters, and combined with the recent…

Review: ‘Jurassic World’ is fun enough that you can ignore most of its flaws

Review: ‘Jurassic World’ is fun enough that you can ignore most of its flaws

By MARK VIOLA “Jurassic World,” which picks up the adventure 22 years after the events of the original “Jurassic Park,” is…

Young Actors Theatre opens final 2015-16 production

The Young Actors Theatre in Tallahassee concludes its 2014-15 Mainstage Season with “42nd Street,” which opens tonight (Friday) in Tallahassee. The…