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Districts get reprieve from school grade penalties

With school districts across the state facing a new assessment exam replacing the FCAT next year, officials learned this week that they will receive a one-year reprieve during the 2014-15…

Alleged serial killer linked to missing Perry girl, 17?

The Perry Police Department (PPD) is investigating a possible link between a missing Perry teen and an alleged serial killer currently facing trial in California for the deaths of three…

Senate recognition a historic first

Senate recognition a historic first

In what is believed to be a historical first for Taylor County, the Florida Senate recognized a local deputy with a formal resolution and presentation on the Senate Floor. Shooting…

County hosts open house for Brown’s final day on the job

For County Administrator Jack Brown, today (Wednesday, May 14) is his last day on the job. Brown gave his formal notice to the commission in April that he was taking…

Wildfire caused by lightning

Personnel with the Florida Forest Service (FFS) battled a 25-acre wildfire Monday near Lake Bird off U.S. 221. According to Jack Smith with FFS, the fire, which was started by…

Celebrate. Remember. Fight back.

Celebrate. Remember. Fight back.

Cancer survivors led the first lap of this year’s Relay For Life benefitting the American Cancer Society. More than half a dozen teams gathered at Forest Capital Park for the…

Taylor Tech to relaunch healthcare programs for upcoming fall term

Taylor Technical Institute is looking to restart its healthcare professional programs for the fall term, offering three separate areas of study. According to TTI Director Judy Johnson, the school is…

Free water testing available

With Taylor County one of 26 counties under a state declaration of emergency due to the recent flooding across the Florida Panhandle, local residents whose wells may have been affected…

TTI begins $500,000 expansion

TTI begins $500,000 expansion

The Taylor County School District held an official groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday on a $507,000 expansion to Taylor County Technical Institute’s (TTI) welding shop, which is expected to more than double…

Relay For Life kicks off at Forest Capital Park tonight (May 9)

Honorary chairs Vickie Collins and Leanne Karstedt invite the community to join them tonight at Forest Capital Park for the 2014 Relay For Life benefitting the American Cancer Society. Local…