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May Bell Hawkins

May Bell Hawkins, 83, of Perry, died Sunday, July 20, 2014. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 26, at 2:30 p.m. at Antioch M.B. Church, with internment following at…

Karsten A. Zachariasen

Karsten A. Zachariasen, 90, of Sarasota died Thursday, July 10, 2014, peacefully in his home. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 23, at 1 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist…

Terry Mathis

Terry Mathis, 70, of Perry, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Gainesville. A celebration of life services will be held Wednesday, July 23, at 11 a.m. at…

John S. Hayes

John S. Hayes, 62, of Perry, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Big Bend Hospice House in Tallahassee. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.…

Victims ran for their lives

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer No one will ever know what thoughts were going through Earl Edward Clague Jr.’s mind Wednesday, Feb. 5, when he crashed his vehicle…

Deputy charged with perjury

A veteran Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) deputy has been suspended without pay following his arrest on felony perjury charges July 10. Nelson “Big Bird” Gilbreath Jr., 46, turned himself…

Sadler case clears first hurdle

Sadler case clears first hurdle

City resident William C. Sadler Sr., left, and his attorney, Sally Jean Roberts, appeared before Judge Greg Parker Thursday afternoon, to further Sadler’s bid to be placed on the upcoming…

Perry man charged in bomb threat

A Perry man has been arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat against Apalachee Center for Human Services in Tallahassee. Jacob William Fowler, 27, was a patient at the facility…

County voters face scant ballot

With numerous local and state elected officials returning to office unopposed, next month’s primary election ballot will not have many races for which Taylor County residents may cast a vote.…

Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is one of the best films of 2014

Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is one of the best films of 2014

I was eagerly anticipating the sequel to 2011′s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” But then each new trailer gave us more glimpses of the story, and I was…