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Taylor natives named to top state jobs

With Gov. Rick Scott shuffling his team in preparation for the start of his second term in office next month, two Taylor County natives had their names called this week…

Mandalay boat ramp closes Jan. 5

Mandalay boat ramp closes Jan. 5

Aucilla River’s Williams Fish Camp Landing boat ramp, more commonly referred to as the Mandalay boat ramp, is expected to be closed for nearly two months while crews work on…

Boys soccer takes 10-2-2 record into the holiday break

The Taylor County High boys soccer team is 10-2-2 overall on the season going into the Christmas break. In district play, the Bulldogs stand at 6-2-1 with one home game…

Five million lights at Stephen Foster Park

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park’s 20th annual Festival of Lights has begun and will continue through Wednesday, Dec. 31, displaying more than five million lights throughout the park.…

Community Christmas dinner planned Dec. 24

The Taylor County Leadership Council will host a Christmas dinner celebration for the public Wednesday, Dec. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Jerkins Community Center. Everyone is invited…

Carol Jean Ragans Tuten

Carol Jean Ragans Tuten, who was born Oct. 29, 1937, in Madison, died on Dec. 9, 2014. A service honoring the memory of Mrs. Tuten was held Monday, Dec. 15,…

3 charged in theft ring

Three young men, including a 14-year-old teenager, were arrested on numerous felony charges stemming from their involvement in a rash of vehicle burglaries within the city limits. Information from a…

Man ‘serious’ after crash

A Perry man was airlifted to an area hospital Friday after sustaining serious injuries in a one-vehicle crash. Stanely Wayne McElveen, 38, was driving a 2005 GMC truck when he…

A ‘porkalicious’ good time!

A ‘porkalicious’ good time!

After receiving several hours of unordered rain last year, the seventh annual Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival enjoyed two days of sunshine this past weekend as more than 30…

Clinic delays keep veterans on the road

With local veterans forced to make trips to other cities to visit a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic, Taylor County’s efforts to establish a new VA clinic in…