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Arrowood speaks: ‘I had nothing to do with this’

Arrowood speaks: ‘I had nothing to do with this’

Standing before Circuit Judge David Fina wearing an orange inmate jumpsuit, Garrett Arrowood was a sharp contrast to the suit-and-tie clad, clean-shaven defendant the jury saw during his murder trial…

Cell mate says Arrowood confessed; agent testifies victim’s home ‘targeted’

By ANGELA CASTELUCCI / Staff writer State prosecutors John Weed and James McCain called more than dozen witnesses to testify during Garrett Arrowood’s four-day murder trial April 19-22. They included…

Tourism boom for scallop season?

Taylor County could find itself with even more visitors than usual during this summer’s scallop season after the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced this week it was…

3 new candidates make election bids: Folsom, McHargue & Gray

Three more people have filed to run for office in the past week, including a sixth candidate for Taylor County Sheriff. The new hopefuls bring the total number of local…

Former emergency management director announces candidacy for sheriff’s office

Former emergency management director announces candidacy for sheriff’s office

Former Taylor County Emergency Management Director Roy Dennis Woods has announced his candidacy for sheriff. “Upon learning of Sheriff (L.E. “Bummy”) Williams’ decision to retire, and after deliberating for several…

Jury finds Arrowood guilty of murder

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Today’s (April 27) sentencing hearing for Garrett Arrowood, 28, is likely to be a matter of formality rather than substance. A jury found…

Arrowheads, guns lead investigators to three suspects

Arrowheads, guns lead investigators to three suspects

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Crystal blue waters dance in the background while Shelly Strickland looks at the camera with a wide smile. It’s easy to see the…

Kmart closes doors July 9

Sears Holdings announced late last week that the Perry Kmart store is one of 68 locations, along with 10 Sears stores, that will close this summer. The closing date for…

Relay For Life

Relay For Life

Competing events along with an amended schedule may have robbed Relay For Life of its usual crowd. However, everyone who gathered at Forest Capital Park Saturday afternoon was there in…

BREAKING NEWS: Arrowood found guilty of first degree murder

Garrett A. Arrowood, 28, was found guilty of first degree murder as charged Friday afternoon for the June 2015 shooting death of his aunt, Shelly Strickland. The three-woman, three-man jury…

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