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Sports

‘Dogs rally to beat Florida High 68-59

After falliing behind 15-0, the Taylor County High boys basketball team rallied back to defeat district foe Florida High here Tuesday night 68-59. Bulldog coach Toney Powell inserted…

FWC celebrating 75 years of WMAs

In 2017, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the wildlife management area system, “one of the state’s greatest natural treasures.”…

Big Bend Science Symposium slated for Feb. 1-3 in Cedar Key

Scientists on Florida’s Big Bend coastline spend their careers studying local ecosystems and finding solutions to challenges such as oyster reef decline or the impacts of the Deepwater…

Basketball team begins five-game home stretch

Just as the Taylor County High boys basketball team opened the season with six straight road games, it now begins the post-holiday portion of its schedule with five…

News

Two are charged with manufacturing meth

During his recent campaign for office, Sheriff Wayne Padgett promised to address the drug issues…

DOT wants to give city Jefferson St.

DOT wants to give city Jefferson St.

The Perry City Council agreed to a proposal from the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT)…

Drug fugitive arrested Thursday

A man wanted on federal drug charges was taken into custody Thursday morning at a…

Canopy project blocked at ‘ninth’ hour

It was a hot summer day in 2012 when City Manager Bob Brown joined a…

Meet Ted Lakey

For incoming Taylor County Administrator Ted Lakey, moving here and taking over the helm of…

Thank you

Thank you

Although Taylor County Historical Society President J.T. Davis was at the Perry City Council meeting…

Commission hires Lakey

Ted Lakey of Port St. Joe will be Taylor County’s new administrator. The Taylor County…

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Community

Rotary Club to host Father-Daughter Dance

The Perry Rotary Club will host its fifth annual Father-Daughter Dance on Friday, Feb. 10, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Perrk Elks Lodge. Tickets for the…

City, county, schools closed

City and county offices, along with local schools, will be closed Monday in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The city’s garbage collection schedule for next…

Save the date

Parents of primary school students are asked to “Save the Date” for the second Academic Parent-Teacher Team (APTT) meeting planned Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 5-7 p.m. “Please join…

Library launches Lego Club

The Taylor County Public Library is launching a drop-in Lego Club for children ages six and up. The group will meet every third Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m., beginning…

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…