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Search underway for escaped jail inmate

Search underway for escaped jail inmate

  Local law enforcement is casting a wide net to capture a 26-old-year jail trustee who failed to report back to the facility Monday, June 29. An arrest warrant has…

Five-month-old baby girl found dead

A five-month-old baby girl, LexiLinda Gloria Ramirez Russell, was found dead Saturday, June 26, at a local motel and the cause of death remains undetermined. Perry Police Department (PPD) Capt.…

Wicked winds sweep across county Tuesday

Wicked winds sweep across county Tuesday

A series of damaging storms passed through the area Tuesday afternoon and evening, leaving downed trees and power outages in their wake. Damage was reported in the area of Golf…

Funding cut impacts adults with special needs (SNAP)

The Taylor County School District’s Special Needs Adult Program (SNAP), which for many years has provided educational and socialization opportunities for its students, came to an end this week after…

Winning writers awarded

Winning writers awarded

The 12 winners of the ninth annual Friends of the Taylor County Public Library Short Story Contest were recognized Monday evening at the library. The contest received a total of…

Arrowood faces life in prison or Death Row

Arrowood faces life in prison or Death Row

A grand jury indicted Garrett A. Arrowood, 26, for first degree capital murder Monday afternoon in relation to the shooting death of his aunt, Shelly O’Steen Strickland, 50. Arrowood was…

Man barricades self in house, SWAT called to assist TCSO

Man barricades self in house, SWAT called to assist TCSO

Leon County’s SWAT unit was called into action here Saturday when a Shady Grove man–who authorities thought was possibly armed–barricaded himself in his room after attacking his father. After several…

GP pledges $100,000 for Capital Hall

GP pledges $100,000 for Capital Hall

With work well underway on the first phase of renovations to Forest Capital Hall and the Taylor County Commission seeking additional grant funds for the second phase, the county joined…

BREAKING: Arrowood indicted for capital murder

A grand jury indicted Garrett A. Arrowood, 26, for first degree capital murder Monday afternoon (June 29) in relation to the shooting death of his aunt, Shelly O’Steen Strickland, 50.…

FDLE investigating death as homicide

FDLE investigating death as homicide

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) announced Thursday afternoon they were investigating the death of longtime educator Shelly O’Steen Strickland as a homicide.…

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