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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…

Residents use shuttle for work, education

Taylor County’s Transportation Disadvantaged Program, which provides low-cost shuttle rides for local residents, had a total of 23,863 riders from June 2012 to July 2013. The Taylor County Commission held…

WWII vet: ‘Trip of a lifetime’

WWII vet: ‘Trip of a lifetime’

It was a homecoming celebration 67 years in the making. On Saturday, April 23, World War II Navy veteran Harold Young, 90, stepped onto the tarmac at Tallahassee Airport and…

Morgan remembered for his love of family, friends

Morgan remembered for his love of family, friends

After a week of grey skies and rain, Saturday afternoon’s bright sunshine was a welcome sight to the Morgan family. It was the perfect sign for what was to be…