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Are you willing to make a difference?

“Back to school” always brings new challenges for Paul Nawlin, as the Character Education Now program continues to maintain a presence in the Taylor County School District. The good news…

Art workshop attracts group to library

Art workshop attracts group to library

More than half a dozen art fans took part in a free workshop hosted by the Taylor County Public Library last week. Under the guidance of Tammy Mowrey, participants had…

Want to be a ‘Distinguished Young Woman’?

Organizers of the 2013 Florida Forest Festival Distinguished Young Women program (formerly known as Junior Miss) invite all interested individuals to attend a registration meeting Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the…

Firefighter classes begin Aug. 26

Firefighter (I) classes begin Monday, Aug. 26, at North Florida Community College. Orientation starts at 5 p.m. in building #13 on the Madison campus. For additional information, contact the college…

Support group for Alzheimer’s caregivers meets monthly

The Alzheimer’s Project Inc., reminds the community of a support group for people who are caregivers for loved  ones. This group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from…

‘Ride to the Ranch’ Aug. 17

First United Methodist Church will host a “Ride to the Ranch” bike run this Saturday, Aug. 17, benefitting the Madison Youth Ranch (an extension of the Florida United Methodist Children’s…

Weekend food program is awarded $2,000 grant

Weekend food program is awarded $2,000 grant

Last year, a number of community-minded volunteers saw a need within Taylor County schools, where more than 70 percent of students were eligible for free or reduced meals. And so,…

Robertson represents Taylor as STEM scholar

Robertson represents Taylor as STEM scholar

Talented and gifted high school juniors and seniors from small and rural districts across Florida, including a Taylor County student, spent recently five full days immersed in STEM (Science, Technology,…

15 tips for getting back into school routine

By LORI WIGGINS / Family & Consumer Sciences Agent III We’re already into August and the term “Back to School” is popping up all over. Before you get overwhelmed, consider…

Walmart to host blood drive Aug. 9

OneBlood will hold a blood drive today (Friday) from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Walmart. All donors will receive a $10 Walmart gift card, a coupon for $5 off two…