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Commission finalizes incentive package for $220 million plant

The Taylor County Commission has approved a modified set of incentives geared toward drawing as much as $220 million in capital investment to the county in the form of Project…

Council split on Holton request

Two members of the Perry City Council were willing to give city council candidate Tonya Holton a discounted rate on a $400-plus bill generated by a voluminous public records request…

Talk of the town

Talk of the town

At passing glance, there would appear to be a new storefront in downtown Perry. However, a closer look reveals the “storefront” to be nothing more than a facade painted on…

TCHS’ Piland selected for science summit

TCHS’ Piland selected for science summit

Patricia Joe (P.J.) Piland, a ninth and 10th grade science teacher at Taylor County High School (TCHS), has been selected by Georgia-Pacific to attend Keystone Science School’s 2014 Key Issues…

Horse wrangle continues; Holtons found in violation

Code Enforcement Magistrate Leenette McMi llan-Fredriksson found Stacy and Tonya Holton in violation of city code during hearings held last week and gave the couple 45 days to bring their…

VA clinic return one step closer to reality

On Monday, Taylor County took a big step toward bringing a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic back to the community. After more than a year of discussions between…

A boon for tourism: Steinhatchee added to saltwater paddling trail

Local officials have approved a proposed extension to the Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail to include the Steinhatchee River to Steinhatchee Falls. The scenic water trail currently runs for 105…

TCHS Class of 2014 graduates

TCHS Class of 2014 graduates

Friends and family of the 107 graduating seniors in the Taylor County High School Class of 2014 gathered at Dorsett Stadium Saturday, June 7, for commencement ceremonies. Following speeches from…

How did Taylor students fare on FCAT?

With the release of the remaining Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) scores Friday, local school officials are heralding signs of improvement in many areas. “We experienced quite a lot of…

Protect your trees from Southern Pine Beetles; assistance available

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam has announced that the Florida Forest Service is now accepting applications for the Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program. The sign-up period…