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Reach1-Teach1 is new Head Start provider

Reach1-Teach1, a childcare provider in Quincy, is the agency taking over the Head Start program in Taylor County. Local parents have been waiting for this announcement for the past two…

Hamption Springs: Historic fountain comes home

Hamption Springs: Historic fountain comes home

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Surrounded by wild palms, towering oaks and lush magnolia trees, Hotel Hampton was an unexpected jewel of refinement nestled in the heart of…

Clown ‘game’ sparks Facebook firestorm, panic

A defunct card game from 2011 that billed itself as a “survival horror tabletop card game with a sense of humor” is no laughing matter for law enforcement as its…

Four from Steinhatchee busted for meth ‘smurfing’

Four Steinhatchee residents were taken into custody Wednesday and face a battery of meth-related charges after they were caught “smurfing” at a local store. Andrew P. Walker, 19; Derek R.…

Flag burned

The remains of the American flag were still smoldering when police officers arrived at Veterans Memorial Park shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday. “They took down the flag and attempted to…

Free festival starts tonight

This weekend (Sept. 23-24), the community is expected to gather at Forest Capital Park for the Country in the Pines Music Festival, which will be free for all to enter…

Crash victims ‘pure, beautiful souls’

Crash victims ‘pure, beautiful souls’

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Standing at the end of the diving board, little Rachel Sheffield counted down before jumping in…”two-three-two-three,” and in she would go, never getting…

Teens face long road to recovery

Two Taylor County teens remain in ICU after sustaining catastrophic injuries in a head-on crash Friday afternoon, Sept. 16, in Wakulla County. Taylor County High School sophomore Jaydin Spradley, 16,…

Mosquito relief on its way?

Two and a half weeks after Hurricane Hermine struck Taylor County, many of the public facilities damaged by coastal flooding are now back in operation. Giving his latest update to…

United Way kicks off campaign with breakfast

When Taylor County United Way volunteers officially kick off their 2016- 17 campaign next week, several of the agencies they support will still be helping local residents recover from Hurricane…