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Whiddon faces life in prison

Whiddon faces life in prison

When Manden Whiddon, 23, recanted his previous testimony regarding his and his father’s role in the shooting death of educator Shelly Strickland, he not only violated his agreement with state…

Whiddon’s attorney pockets $227,000 from land sales

Manden Whiddon’s grandmother signed over some 45 acres of family land in May 2016 to retain a Jacksonville attorney for her grandson as he prepared to accept a plea agreement…

Workshop teaches the teacher

Workshop teaches the teacher

Leslie Maiullo, a 10th and 11th grade science teacher at Taylor County High School (TCHS), has been selected by Georgia-Pacific to attend Keystone Science School’s 2017 Key Issues Institute: Bringing…

Murder charge dropped; Whiddon gets 30 years

Murder charge dropped; Whiddon gets 30 years

Circuit Judge David Fina sentenced 50-year-old Rodney D. Whiddon to 30 years in prison Tuesday for his role in the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of longtime educator Shelly Strickland,…

District must break ground by August for new primary school

With additional funding in place, the Taylor County School District looks to begin construction for the new Perry Primary School as soon as possible. Local officials say work must be…

New school offers different path for at-risk students

The Taylor County School District will have an additional school when classes return in August. As part of a wide restructuring of the district’s administrative personnel, a new Taylor County…

Woman attempts to smuggle pills, meth into jail

An incident at the Taylor County Jail last week highlighted ongoing issues officials said they are facing regarding contraband being introduced into the detention facility. Some 13 pills—all schedule 4…

$10,000 donation to Habitat

$10,000 donation to Habitat

Wells Fargo has donated $10,000 to Taylor County Habitat for Humanity’s current home build on Slaughter Road. Additionally, Well Fargo employees have also donated more than 76 volunteer labor hours…

Scallop seminar Thursday night in Steinhatchee

The Taylor County Soil & Water Conservation District will hold its annual scallop seminar on Thursday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at the Steinhatchee Community Center. The free event will…

‘Strike’ next step if negotiation talks fail

‘Strike’ next step if negotiation talks fail

Ongoing negotiations between Georgia-Pacific’s Foley Cellulose mill and United Steel Workers (UWS) Local 1192 are “getting down to the brass tacks,” Union President Howard Pickels said Wednesday while warning of…