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Walk promotes prevention, healing

Walk promotes prevention, healing

More than 600 men, women and children came out Tuesday, April 16, for the Community Walk supporting Lauren Book’s fourth annual “Walk in My Shoes” journey across Florida. “This is…

‘In my own backyard’

‘In my own backyard’

The Boston Marathon explosions have reverberated throughout the nation, and Perry hasn’t been exempt from the anxiety they produced. “We live just two miles from the explosion,” said Hannah Tedder…

JROTC hosts chicken dinner fund-raiser

JROTC hosts chicken dinner fund-raiser

The Taylor County High School JROTC hosted a chicken dinner on Saturday, March 23. Cadets arrived early to the sound of 1SG Eddie Smith cooking and the heavy rain that…

4-H day camp registration begins April 22

4-H day camp registration begins April 22

Registration for all 4-H summer day camps begins Monday, April 22, at 8 a.m., at the Taylor County Extension Office. Registration will be on a first come, first-served basis and…

Horace Barr will be featured artist for upcoming festival

Horace Barr will be featured artist for upcoming festival

The sixth annual Forest Capital Art and Music Festival will feature local artist Horace Barr. “He was last year’s first place winner and everyone enjoyed his wonderful paintings,” Festival Coordinator…

Who will be Lady of the Year?

Sunday will mark the 42nd year of a Beta Sigma Phi tradition when the 2013 Lady of the Year is named at the Catholic Parish Hall at 2 p.m. President…

United Way celebrates campaign finale with local students

United Way celebrates campaign finale with local students

Taylor County United Way recently concluded its local campaign by inviting area students to help place the final pieces on its “Tree Meter” at the corner of the courthouse. The…

Eagle Scout honored

Eagle Scout honored

Shane Van Dielen recently earned the Eagle Scout award, the highest rank in Boy Scouts. An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held for him Saturday, March 23, at the…

Bluegrass fans sway to sounds of traditional favorites

Bluegrass fans sway to sounds of traditional favorites

Despite some unpredictable weather, the 11th annual Florida State Bluegrass Festival took over Forest Capital State Park this past week, drawing large crowds for three days of music. “The festival…

104 birthday candles for Snell Saturday

104 birthday candles for Snell Saturday

Tooling down the highway in her 1972 Plymouth Scamp, Alfhild Snell has both hands on the wheel and her attention directed on the road ahead. The classic car is a…