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School grades: TCMS now an ‘A’

The Florida Department of Education (DOE) has released grades for elementary and middle schools across the state and locally, Taylor County’s schools all showed improvement, including two which jumped two…

Legal Notices for July 18, 2014

Notice of Intention to Register Fictitious Name To whom it may concern: Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the fictitious name statue, chapter 20953 or Section 865.09,…

Three Lakeland men charged with harvesting and selling wild turtles

Three Lakeland men and an Okeechobee freshwater turtle farmer were caught illegally harvesting, selling and buying wild-caught freshwater turtles as a result of a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission…

Walker to hold book signing July 18

Delores Leggett Walker, author of “Legend of Promise,” will hold a book signing today (Friday) from 3 to 6 p.m. at Java Connection, located in Historical Perry Station.…

Gainesville’s Free Fridays concert series continues with 11-piece R&B band

Gainesville’s Free Fridays concert series continues with 11-piece R&B band

Uncle Morty’s Rhythm Cream will perform tonight (Friday, July 18) at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza in Gainesville at 8 p.m. as part of the “Free Fridays” concert series. Uncle…

Children left in hot car

A 26-year-old Perry man was charged with child abuse after leaving two small children (ages eight and two) in a parked car for more than 10 minutes Monday during the…

Sadler files lawsuit against city council

Spurned city candidate William Carl Sadler Sr. is taking his case to the next level, filing a lawsuit against the members of the Perry City Council and asking a judge…

DMH asks county for $3 million

DMH asks county for $3 million

The Taylor County Commission is once again considering dipping into its excess sales tax revenue to fund equipment purchases at Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH) after the hospital’s board of directors…

School board schedules two meetings in July

The school board will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, July 29, at 6 p.m. at the Alton H. Wentworth Administrative Complex. A special school board meeting will be…

Family loses home to fire Sunday

A local family of four lost their home and all of their possessions to fire Sunday night, July 13. David and Mary Emory, along with their two children (ages six…