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Willie Claude Brookins

Willie Claude Brookins of Jacksonville was born Dec. 3, 1925, to Zonzor Brookins and Tommie Lee Murphy in Carbur. Funeral services were held Sept. 5, at 11:30 a.m. at New…

James William Byrd Sr.

James William Byrd Sr., 75, of Milton, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m. at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in Perry…

Phillip Lamar Watts

Phillip Lamar Watts, 61, of Perry, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 at Shands at UF in Gainesville. A memorial service will be held Monday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m. at Joe P.…

County considers $1/hr raise for workers

In 2012, the Taylor County Commission gave employees a three-percent raise, their first raise in five years. In its proposed 2014-15 county budget, which the board will finalize during two…

Discount Vaccination Clinic is this Saturday

The Taylor County Veterinary Medical Association will host a Discount Vaccination Clinic to benefit Helping Hands of the Shelter this Saturday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. The clinic…

Property values increase for first time since 2008

For the first time in six years, the total real property value in Taylor County is projected to increase. According to preliminary certified values for 2014 released by Property Appraiser…

62 cases are handled in first ‘Truancy Court’ addressing student attendance

With only 180 days in the school calendar, every minute of instruction counts—especially when it comes to laying a solid foundation for a student’s math and reading skills. That’s the…

Review: Brosnan proves he can still be a spy in messy ‘November Man’

Review: Brosnan proves he can still be a spy in messy ‘November Man’

It’s been more than 10 years since actor Pierce Brosnan last played spy legend James Bond, so maybe it’s time for him to return with an espionage thriller. Unfortunately, that…

Register now for ‘Day on the Suwannee River Auto Show & Parade’

Registration is underway for the first Day on the Suwannee River Auto Show & Parade at Advent Christian Village in Dowling Park slated Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to…

Tatting, jewelry workshops offered

The Taylor County Public Library has announced its adult workshop schedule for September. The programs include: • Tuesday, Sept. 9: Beginning Tatting at 6 p.m. There will be a $5…