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Williams presented award by Gov. Scott

Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) student Michael Williams was recognized last week by Florida Gov. Rick Scott with the Excellence in Technical Education Award. Williams, a welding student at TTI, received…

Steinhatchee woman murdered

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) is investigating the homicide of a Steinhatchee woman found dead in her residence Tuesday night, Feb. 9. TCSO received a 911 call from a…

Bondi names Lundy Officer of the Year

Bondi names Lundy Officer of the Year

Attorney General Pam Bondi named Taylor County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Robert Lundy the Attorney General’s 2015 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year during Thursday’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet. Bondi…

Reaves, Demps will vie for seat on commission

Four more candidates have entered the field for local seats in the Election 2016 election cycle. Incumbent County Commissioner Jody DeVane, who was first elected to office in 2012, has…

Putting science in students’ hands

Putting science in students’ hands

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer With an ever increasing emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in schools, several teachers at Taylor County High School (TCHS) are working…

Commission gives FDOT wish list for road paving

Each year the Taylor County Commission provides the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) with a list of local projects to be considered for state funding. Taylor County Administrator Dustin Hinkel…

Grants funding 15 housing projects currently underway

Grants funding 15  housing projects currently underway

With 15 grant-funded housing rehabilitation projects currently underway and two more expected to begin soon, there are a lot more hammers in action throughout Perry and Taylor County than normal.…

Man dies in fire at campsite

A man staying at a campsite off of Strickland Landing Boulevard died last week as the result of a fire. According to officials with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO),…

Glover’s superintendent run will open school board seat

Local voters could soon have an additional seat to fill this election cycle. As a candidate for superintendent of schools, Danny Glover Jr. has until 10 days before qualifying–which begins…

Residents urged to remain vigilant about mosquitoes with 16 Zika cases in Florida

Although this week’s cold weather has mosquitoes far from most people’s minds, local and state health officials are asking residents to remain vigilant about potential mosquito breeding grounds–namely standing water–with…