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School board, local unions reach updated contract agreements

The Taylor County School Board has unanimously approved updated contracts with the Taylor County Non-Instructional Association and the Taylor Education Association which will run through 2015 and 2014 respectively. The…

Buckeye’s net sales drop for 2nd quarter

Buckeye Technologies Inc. announced this week that second quarter net sales were down $17.1 million to $204.3 million, a drop of 8 percent compared to the same period last year.…

County to revisit comp plan revisions at Feb. 4 meeting

Taylor County Commissioners will once again discuss a lengthy amendment to the county’s comprehensive plan Monday evening after continuing a public hearing held Jan. 22 which drew a number of…

Huge Suwannee sawmill to have major impact in region

Huge Suwannee sawmill to have major impact in region

A huge sawmill to be located in Suwannee County will have a substantial impact on area timber growers, loggers and end users as it begins the construction phase on its…

County eyes new drug ordinance

County eyes new drug ordinance

With local law enforcement continuing to battle against the ever evolving synthetic drug market, the Taylor County Commission is considering joining the City of Perry in passing its own controlled…

Former TCI captain appointed as deputy secretary of FDOC

Former TCI captain appointed as deputy secretary of FDOC

A former captain at Taylor Correctional Institution (TCI), Timothy H. Cannon, has been appointed deputy secretary of operations for the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC). FDOC Secretary Mike Crews announced…

Funds sought for Williams Landing upgrades

The Taylor County Commission officially agreed last week to pursue a state grant to make up to $200,000 in improvements to the Williams Fish Camp Landing boat ramp on the…

Anderson Columbia tapped for resurfacing project on Holt Road

Anderson Columbia Co., of Lake City was chosen by the Taylor County Commission for the upcoming widening and resurfacing project on Holt Road. Anderson Columbia was the lowest bidder of…

Another close call in Jefferson County for Taylor residents

For the second time in less than a week, Perry residents had a close call and escaped serious injury in a car crash that occurred in Jefferson County. Roger Turner,…

Commission faces unique ethics dilemma over conflict of interest

It is not uncommon for county commissioners to abstain from voting on a particular issue due to a potential conflict of interest. By state law, the commissioner must publicly announce…