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FDOT plans $28 million in paving, bridge projects here

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has unveiled its tentative five-year work plan for fiscal years 2016-20 in Taylor County, featuring more than $28 million in construction projects, which include…

Educators’ Hall of Fame seeking nominations

The Taylor County School District is now accepting nominations to the 2014 Educators’ Hall of Fame. Forms can be picked up at the Alton H. Wentworth Administrative Complex located at…

Draft rule expands deer management units statewide

At its meeting in Key Largo on Nov. 21, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved draft rule proposals aimed at managing Florida’s white-tailed deer at a local…

Coastal Park to get $50,000 in upgrades

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has executed 10 Land and Water Conservation Fund contracts in nine counties, including Taylor, for a project at Keaton Beach Coastal Park. The projects…

Looking for the best next-generation grillmasters

The fourth annual EZ Kidz- Que Grillmaster Contest is currently seeking entrants. The competition will be held during the seventh annual Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival on Saturday, Dec.…

Review: ‘Mockingjay, Part 1’ is only half a movie, but it is a very good half

Review: ‘Mockingjay, Part 1’ is only half a movie, but it is a very good half

By MARK VIOLA Reviewing the first half of a movie, without getting to see the eventual payoff, is always difficult. The “Harry Potter” franchise started the trend, cutting its final…

Shady Grove seeks to honor one of its own killed in action

Shady Grove seeks to honor one of its own killed in action

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer The I.D. bracelet had been in her husband’s drawer for many years. She asked about it just as many times, and his response…

No need for a saltwater fishing license Nov. 29

Governor Rick Scott and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have announced a saltwater license-free fishing day for Saturday, Nov. 29. On this day, Florida residents and visitors can experience…

Recreational snook season closes Monday

The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 1 in Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, and will remain closed through Feb. 28, 2015,…

Build a gingerbread house!

The Taylor County Historical Society is hosting the first North Florida Gingerbread House Competition Friday, Dec. 5, in conjunction with the annual Downtown Christmas Open House. The competition is open…

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