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Sports

Tran, Turner reel in best fish of Special Olympics tourney

The eighth annual Special Olympics In-Shore Fishing Tournament, sponsored by the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run, was held April 15 and was branded a tremendous success by…

Bulldogs defeat Florida High 5-2

The Taylor County High baseball team upended Florida High last Thursday at Perry’s Pace Field by a score of 5-2. The Bulldogs took a 2-1 lead into the…

FWC eyes fall season for gag grouper here

At its April meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) discussed the future management of Gulf of Mexico gag grouper and approved a draft…

Boys’ tennis team places third; Pegg wins district title

The Taylor County High boys’ tennis team placed third in the district tournament last week at Tallahassee’s Tom Brown Park. The Bulldogs’  Drayton Pegg won the individual district…

News

Last of infamous ‘sinkhole’ murderers granted parole

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer David Monroe Goodwin, 70, was granted parole Wednesday…

More questions than answers in initial news coverage of sinkhole murders

“Three bodies found in Taylor sinkhole” It was the sixth headline down on the front…

Where are you on flood map?

Local property owners are encouraged to attend a flood-risk open house to review the preliminary…

20 apply for funds to help elevate homes

Taylor County is seeking a state mitigation grant to help up to seven local homeowners…

County will begin locking roll-off site gates at night

The Taylor County Commission agreed this week to close the walk-through gates at county roll-off…

School district shake-up?

Superintendent of Schools Danny Glover Jr. has proposed a massive shake-up for the district’s administration,…

Jacksonville man, 27, dies in Easter morning rollover

An Easter morning crash claimed the life of a 27-year-old Jacksonville man who died after…

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Community

Applications being accepted for final monument

The Veterans Memorial Park Committee has announced it is accepting applications for Monument #12. “Monument #11 is being crafted now and we hope to have it installed at…

It’s on! Chili Challenge tonight at Rosehead Park

The Perry Police Department (PPD) has announced it will host its first “Chili Cook-Off Challenge” Friday, April 21, at Rosehead Park to benefit Taylor County Special Olympics and…

Join the Friends, receive 5 free books

The Friends of the Taylor County Public Library spring book sale will be held Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Most books will be 25¢…

Banquet tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale now for the Taylor County Historical Society’s annual banquet planned Saturday, May 13, at the Perry Elks Lodge. The cost is $15 for members…

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…