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Walk to support Down Syndrome awareness

Pre-registration is underway for the first 5K Walk-A-Thon “Just As I Am” supporting Down Syndrome awareness. The event will be held April 26 at the Taylor County Sports Complex. For…

School board to meet in Steinhatchee

The District School Board of Taylor County will hold its next meeting Tuesday, March 4, in Steinhatchee. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at Steinhatchee School, 1109 Southeast First…

Boys, girls tennis teams fall to Rickards

The Taylor County High boys tennis team lost to Rickards Tuesday 0-7 while the girls’ team fell 1-6. In boys singles, Garrett Pegg and Justin Calhoun both lost 2-8, Jackson…

Review: ‘Pompeii’ fizzles with a script lacking in focus and emotion

Review: ‘Pompeii’ fizzles with a script lacking in focus and emotion

Maybe it’s because I’ve always been fascinated by the Roman Empire and its history and influence, but I was really hoping “Pompeii” would be a great film mixing fiction and…

Scam alert is issued for utility customers

Fighting back against scammers who impersonate utility companies, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) is warning utility customers across the state about recent scams and offering tips to avoid becoming…

Gary D. Schofield

Gary D. Schofield, 68, died at his home in Lakeland Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Visitation was Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lanier Funeral Home Chapel…

Virginia May Cane

Virginia May “Ginnie” Cane, age 97, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at her home in Perry. No memorial is planned at this time.…

Lois L. Lanier

Lois L. Lanier, 93, who retired from food services with the Jefferson County School System, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Tallahassee. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 1, 2014…

Joseph Thomas Shepherd Jr.

Joseph Thomas Shepherd Jr., 35, son of Joseph T. Shepherd and Lee Taylor Hughes died, Feb. 14, 2014, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held in Safety…

Has district outgrown Perry Primary School?

The Taylor County School District should know within the next two weeks whether a Department of Education (DOE) site review team will sign off on the district’s need for a…