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17 kilos of cocaine seized at airport

17 kilos of cocaine seized at airport

Local law enforcement agencies seized 17 kilos of cocaine with a potential street value of more than $3.5 million on Monday, March 20, during a joint operation at the Perry-Foley…

‘I’ll just be Robert, a husband and father’

‘I’ll just be Robert, a husband and father’

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer It was a scene out of every law enforcement officer’s nightmare. A fellow deputy lay on the ground, his stomach ripped open from…

Elections office on the move?

After a 15-month hiatus, work is once again underway to move the Supervisor of Elections out of the Taylor County Courthouse to a county-owned building on U.S. 19. Responding to…

‘Legal’ pot sends five to hospital

Law enforcement officers and emergency medical services (EMS) responded to five drug overdoses related to synthetic cannabis (also known as “legal”) in less than a 12-hour span Tuesday. Doctors’ Memorial…

Hospice dream becomes reality

Hospice dream becomes reality

It started with a question nearly two years ago. Sherwin Odum asked Big Bend Hospice Community Relations Representative Michele Brantley what would it be like if the hospice actually owned…

Store clerk witnesses brutal attack

A store clerk witnessed a violent encounter between a live-in couple Friday afternoon, reporting she saw the man grab the woman by her hair and slam her head into the…

New breed of bands takes on bluegrass

New breed of bands takes on bluegrass

The Florida State Bluegrass Festival returns to Forest Capital State Park in two weeks for its 15th year featuring a mix of returning favorites and new faces. The three-day event…

Closing set for new Taco Bell, apartment projects

Taylor County is riding a crest of positive energy and developers are taking notice. That was the message a representative from the Taylor County Development Authority (TCDA) brought to the…

Canal bill passes first hurdle

A Florida House bill that would provide $1.5 million to Taylor County to help fund canal dredging efforts along the coast passed its first hurdle Wednesday. The House Agriculture &…

Is Taylor County ready for growth?

Is Taylor County ready for growth?

Florida boasts the 16th largest economy in the world, accounting for one percent of the total global economy. And in the coming years, the state is only expected to grow.…

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