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Blood drive at DMH May 13

OneBlood, formerly the Southeastern Community Blood Center, will host a blood drive Monday, May 13, at Doctors’ Memorial Hospital. The drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.…

Stone crab season closes May 16, re-opens Oct. 15

The commercial and recreational harvest of stone crab claws in Florida closes on May 16, with the last day of harvest on May 15. This closure occurs each year during…

Legislature overhauls Medicaid billing formulas

In the final hours of its 2013 session, the Florida Legislature passed a bill overhauling how counties will be expected to pay the state for certain Medicaid bills incurred by…

‘64 Nickels to perform at free concert in Gainesville

‘64 Nickels to perform at free concert in Gainesville

The band ’64 Nickels will perform tonight (Friday) as part of Gainesville’s “Free Fridays” Concert Series at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. ‘64 Nickels plays classic songs from the 1950s…

History’s gatekeeper

History’s gatekeeper

The Taylor County Commission recognized retiring Historical Society President Wanda Cash Monday, May 6, for her 17 years of service to the commission. Cash, who has served as president since…

Fired trooper’s appeal delayed

Former Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Trooper Charles Swindle will have to wait a few additional weeks before presenting evidence appealing his firing for apparently failing to issue a speeding ticket…

Makeover Mama

Makeover Mama

For Shelia Combs of Madison, a ritzy trip to Chicago and personal makeover before an appearance on the Steve Harvey Show combined to make her Mother’s Day in 2013 one…

Aman’s 6.65-pound trout takes top prize

Aman’s 6.65-pound trout takes top prize

Michael Aman’s 6.65-pound trout was good enough to capture the top prize of $3,000 in the 22nd Annual Optimist Club Saltwater Fishing Tournament held here Saturday. Anglers braved cool, windy…

Contract awarded for new artificial reef

The Taylor County Commission is moving forward on its next state-funded artificial reef deployment, awarding the $63,000 project to D&L Contracting, LLC, of Suwannee. The commission approved a $60,000 grant…

FWC announces new fish species: Choctaw bass

Scientists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) have uncovered a new species of black bass in the southeastern United States. Scientists have proposed naming the new species…