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Convicted murderer Phelps dies in prison

Convicted murderer Phelps dies in prison

Lloyd Phelps, the Perry man convicted of the January 2006 murder of Patricia “Niece” Knight, has died in prison less than a week from the three-year mark of his life…

Body found on U.S. Hwy. 19 (UPDATED)

UPDATE: The remains discovered along U.S. 19 near the Taylor/Madison County border have been identified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as Destiny S. Newsome Darshae of Valdosta, Ga.…

Ratliff explains reason for drop in tax revenues

While real property values remained relatively level this year, a five-percent drop in tangible personal property value has left the Taylor County Commission and Taylor County School Board facing steep…

Falling down

Falling down

Just two months into construction, Rosehead Lake Park is taking shape. This week, crews began demolishing the Washington Street bridge which will be replaced by an amphitheater. Foundations have been…

Who owns Four Rivers?

Since Foley Timber and Land Company was sold late last year, becoming Four Rivers Land and Timber, the primary question in the community has been, “Who are the new owners?”…

Political rallies set across the county

With more than 30 candidates and races split between the upcoming primary and general elections, voters face one of the largest ballots to date. Community leaders are organizing political rallies…

Murder suspects cram court docket at Monday hearings

A round of murder suspects cycled in and out of the third floor courtroom Monday morning during a round of pre-trial hearings before Circuit Judge Greg Parker. Mark Lashhorn III,…

County budget talks open with a projected $488,000 deficit

The Taylor County Commission began its 2015- 16 budget cycle this week facing a nearly $500,000 deficit, which does not include any possible raises for county employees. The commissioners held…

Steinhatchee man charged with firing shots at tenant

A dispute between a landlord and tenant Thursday, July 14, escalated into violence with the landlord allegedly firing several shots at the tenant and also threatening to shoot the responding…

Seat belt stop ends with cocaine seizure

Seat belt stop ends with cocaine seizure

A Perry man faces enhanced drug charges for alleged possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church. Approximately five grams of cocaine—much of which was packaged in individual baggies—were…

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