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FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement gets new director in Col. Curtis Brown

This week, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) welcomed a new law enforcement director, Col. Curtis Brown. Brown, who is known among his colleagues at the FWC and…

Chester takes the helm

Chester takes the helm

Sandy Gail Chester, left, has taken the helm as chairman of the Perry- Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Chester, owner of Goodman’s BBQ, has served on the…

Work underway on new Shady Grove bridge

Work is underway on the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) project to replace the Econfina River Bridge on U.S. 221 in Shady Grove. A temporary metal bridge will be constructed…

City: Restaurants may now serve alcohol on Sundays

Enjoy wine with dinner? Or a cold beer? Starting this Sunday, residents will be able to dine out and order an alcoholic drink with their meal because of an amendment…

Tree-meter ‘grows’ by $100,000

Tree-meter ‘grows’ by $100,000

The Taylor County United Way campaign team gathered at the “tree-meter” at the county courthouse to install the first three slices, symbolizing the first $100,000 raised toward this year’s $275,000…

School district will have to re-apply for stewardship of Head Start program

The Taylor County School District will have to re-apply for its contract to administer the local Head Start program for the first time since 1993. According to Head Start Director…

Clock running on GP pipeline project

Clock running on GP pipeline project

The clock is now running on a series of wastewater treatment improvements at Foley-GP that will eventually lead to a pipeline diverting the flow from the mill to the lower…

Man shot during argument, investigation remains active

No serious injuries were reported in a shooting incident that happened near the beaches Saturday afternoon, Jan. 10, and the investigation remains open with no charges filed at present. Taylor…

4 stores cited for alcohol sales to minors

Three individuals from local convenience stores will appear in court Friday to face misdemeanor charges related to the sale of alcohol to minors. The three were cited during compliance checks…

Hunter family rings in new year with a new arrival!

Hunter family rings in new year with a new arrival!

Braxton Michael Hunter was welcomed to the world with a camouflaged blanket and an impressive number of grandparents and great-grandparents thrilled with his arrival. Weighing six pounds and 14 ounces…