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District scores ‘C’s’ across the board

For the second year in a row, Taylor County schools earned “Cs” all around. This included Taylor County High School (TCHS), Taylor County Middle School, Taylor County Elementary School and…

Man charged with assault after running ex-girlfriend off the road, attacking her

Madison resident Jerry Franklin Sapp, 48, was arrested here Saturday, July 9, after a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) investigation determined that, three days earlier, he allegedly ran his ex-girlfriend’s…

Ratliff seeks third term in property appraiser’s office

Ratliff seeks third term in property appraiser’s office

Bruce A. Ratliff has announced his intentions to seek a third term in office as Taylor County Property Appraiser. “I have had the honor of serving Taylor County since 2008,”…

Dennis vows to ‘stay the course’

Dennis vows to ‘stay the course’

Kenneth Dennis, the most senior elected official in office, has announced his candidacy to seek an eighth term as the Dist. 5 Taylor County School Board representative. “We need to…

A stitch in time

A stitch in time

When members of the Forest Capital Quilting Guild decided to make a quilt in honor of Taylor County’s 160th anniversary, they turned to the past for inspiration. The result is…

EMS responds to chest pains, finds gunshot victim instead

A 25-year-old Perry man remains in critical, but stable, condition at an area hospital after being shot multiple times early Saturday morning, July 9. Tyrone David Miller Jr. was airlifted…

Montford says focus should be on needs of rural counties

Montford says focus should be on needs of rural counties

Speaking to the Perry Rotary Club Tuesday, Sen. Bill Montford warned that if the Florida Legislature does not begin focusing more on the needs of the state’s smaller counties, it…

County will not be going into the marina business?

The Taylor County Commission appears to be backing away from the possibility of purchasing the Keaton Beach Marina. The board briefly discussed the issue during its June 21 meeting after…

Prayer service a time for solidarity

Sheriff’s deputy Jimmy Cash woke up Thursday morning heartbroken over by what he’d seen on the news regarding a police-related shooting miles from his Taylor County patrol. “It grieved my…

Cone announces candidacy for clerk of court: ‘It’s time for a change in leadership’

Cone announces candidacy for clerk of court: ‘It’s time for a change in leadership’

Stating he feels that “there is a need for a change in leadership of this office,” Calvin Cone has announced his candidacy for Taylor County Clerk of Court. “This leadership…