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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…

Research finds that county, not Buckeye, owns Contractor’s Rd.

Research finds that county, not Buckeye, owns Contractor’s Rd.

Contractor’s Road, which is used by log trucks to access the Buckeye Technologies facility, has long been thought by county officials to be a private roadway. After Buckeye approached the…

2013 Educators’ Hall of Fame inductees unveiled

2013 Educators’ Hall of Fame inductees unveiled

With a total of 117 years of service to the students of Taylor County, the three new inductees to the Educators’ Hall of Fame combined to work at nearly every…

Key committee appointment announced for Southerland

Key committee appointment announced for Southerland

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster announced this week that he has appointed Rep. Steve Southerland II, whose district includes Taylor County, to serve as vice chairman of…

Commission turns off FLOW tap

The Taylor County Commission has pulled out of a multi-county water supply working group, stating its aims were duplicated by recent efforts underway by the Suwannee River Water Management District.…

Taylor among top 10 worst counties for jobless rates

Although Taylor County’s unemployment rate held steady for the third straight month in December, the county now ranks among the worst 10 counties in Florida at 9.2 percent. Taylor had…