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High speed chase fueled by ‘Flaka?’

Derak Cook Jr.’s behavior had become so alarming that his mother successfully sought a Marchman Act (involuntary commitment) order on his behalf. However, before the order could be served, the…

Father, twins hailed as heroes

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer The sun was just touching the water Sunday evening when Kevin Lambert’s twin boys yelled, “Dad, somebody’s spear fishing!” Having just snapped a…

Teacher killed for guns, arrowheads

Robbery appears to be the motive behind the June shooting death of longtime educator Shelly Strickland, whose nephew, Garrett Arrowood, 26, has been charged with the crime. Weapons and arrowheads…

Trash debate runs afoul with county

Responding to a series of complaints voiced at last week’s county commission meeting against the county’s commercial solid waste contractor, officials are reviewing the issue to determine if there has…

Bank robbery suspect faces 40 years in prison

A Quincy man suspected in a February 2014 bank robbery here was convicted by a federal grand jury last week of back-to-back robberies in Suwannee County. United States Attorney A.…

No one injured in 2-vehicle crash

No injuries were reported in a Thursday morning, two-vehicle crash on Beach Road. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Trooper William Ernest reported that Lanson Catalano, 19, was traveling north on Beach…

Local VA clinic on track to open doors by September

Local VA clinic on track to open doors by September

County crews are continuing work on the home of Perry’s new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic, which is expected to be ready to open its doors by September.…

Tax free shopping days begin Aug. 7

With the 2015-16 school year now less than two weeks away, parents and students are preparing for back-to-school shopping, but those who wish to take advantage of the state’s sales…

Horse owner alert: confirmed case of equine encephalitis is reported

Local veterinarians are issuing an alert for local horse owners to be aware that there has been a confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the this area. Eastern…

Congressional upheaval may impact Taylor reps

The Florida Legislature announced this week it will hold a second special session this summer after the Florida Supreme Court invalidated the state’s congressional district map which lawmakers passed in…

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