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Sports

TCHS baseball season opens; team will face Maclay Feb. 24

The Taylor County High baseball team, under veteran coach Reggie Wentworth, opens its 2017 schedule this week with two straight road games before hosting Maclay this Friday (Feb.…

TCHS baseball teams will host Orange/Blue game Friday night

The Taylor County High varsity and junior varsity baseball teams will be holding their annual Orange/Blue intra-squad game this Friday night at 6 p.m. at Pace Field. “We…

Basketball team faces Pensacola Catholic in first round of playoffs

The Taylor County High basketball team will travel to Pensacola this Thursday night to take on Pensacola Catholic in the first round of the state playoffs. Tipoff is…

Fiddler Crab Fishing Tournament set for Feb. 18 in Steinhatchee

The Steinhatchee Fiddler Crab Fishing Tournament is set to get underway this Saturday, Feb. 18. A mandatory captains’ meeting will be held Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Sea…

News

Local surgeon foils home invasion

A Perry man who attempted to push his way into the home of local surgeon…

Padgett announces termination

A corrections officer at the Taylor County Jail was fired Monday after a two-week investigation…

It’s all about da’ Crab

It’s all about da’ Crab

While Steinhatchee’s ninth annual Fiddler Crab Festival dawned with cool temperatures and morning showers, clear…

Bring your shades! Chamber celebrates ‘bright’ successes

Local business and community leaders will gather this Friday, Feb. 24, for the Perry-Taylor County…

$2.3 million bridge project gets underway

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) began a $2.3 million project this week to replace…

Deputies, K-9 teams track wanted man

An Old Town man who had allegedly been harassing workers at his former place of…

Thule’s Perry plant up for sale

Thule Group has decided to divest itself of Perry-based United Welding Services (UWS), according to…

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Community

Food Truck Friday is Feb. 24

The first Food Truck Friday at Rosehead Park will be held this Friday, Feb. 24, from 6-8:30 p.m. Featured “trucks” include Killer Grill BBQ, Donaven’s Road Cookin’ (southern…

Meet your match!

The Forest Capital Humane Society will host a pet adoption event this Saturday, Feb. 25, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Second Chance Thrift Shop (1409 South Jefferson…

‘Cherry Cola Book Club’ author to speak at library

Ashton Lee, the Oxford, Miss., author of “The Cherry Cola Book Club” series, will be guest speaker at the Friends of the Taylor County Public Library program on…

March deadline looms

Local students are reminded that Monday, March 19, is the final day to return applications for the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections scholarship. Application forms are…

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…