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Jessie W. Cannon

Mr. Jessie W. Cannon, 75, passed away on August 29, 2016 in Quitman, GA. A Graveside-service will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Woodlawn Cemetery…

Emergency officials on watch as tropical storm approaches

Local emergency officials are monitoring the potential development of a tropical wave which could develop later this weekend or early next week as it approaches Florida and possibly the Gulf…

‘Alert Taylor’ system launched

Taylor County Emergency Management has unveiled its new “Alert Taylor” mass notification system which will be used to keep residents informed during possible disasters. “While the system is still under…

Berry pickers arrested

Palmetto berries are in peak season and local landowners are on the alert for illegal harvesting. On Tuesday, Four Rivers Timber & Land hired an airplane to search for trespassers…

Wednesday crash on Puckett Road

Wednesday crash on Puckett Road

Staci Richardson, 32, was cited for reckless driving when she over-corrected while negotiating the curve at Puckett Road and Houck Road Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 24. Her actions caused the 2008…

Still no answers for Head Start

Confusion and mystery continue over what is going to happen to the local Head Start program and its more than 120 students once the Taylor County School District’s contract to…

What can district do to prevent spread of Zika?

Superintendent of Schools Paul Dyal sent a letter to local parents this week, outlining the district’s efforts to prevent the spread of Zika. To date, there have been no reported…

A father’s pride & joy

A father’s pride & joy

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Waiting for the next race, Bobby Hall reminded his 11-year-old son Gino that he had to finish at least in third place in…

Review: ‘Ben-Hur’ remake was almost a decent film but it crashes before the finish line

Review: ‘Ben-Hur’ remake was almost a decent film but it crashes before the finish line

By MARK VIOLA I’m betting by now you’re tired of hearing me rant about remakes. Frankly, I’m tired of ranting about remakes. Maybe if the vast majority of remakes weren’t…

Review: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is another beautiful stop-motion animated film

Review: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is another beautiful stop-motion animated film

By MARK VIOLA Although we’ve had several animated films set records at the box office this year, one medium within the animation field which remains somewhat of a dying art…