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Unemployment rate tumbles to 6-year low

Taylor County’s unemployment rate fell to 6.5 percent in April, the lowest rate in nearly six years. The county’s rate was 7.3 in March after spending two straight months at…

Power outage, chemical leak shut down GP mill

Power outage, chemical leak shut down GP mill

Georgia Pacific’s Foley Cellulose Mill experienced a chlorine dioxide release Wednesday morning, forcing the company to clear part of its facility until the problem could be resolved. “At approximately 8:45…

Contender tosses hat into ring for county commissioner seat

A contender has tossed his hat into the ring for the Dist. 4 county commission seat currently held by Pam Feagle. David Jason Woods, a teacher at Taylor County High…

Legislature earmarks $9.3 million for Taylor projects

Legislature earmarks $9.3 million for Taylor projects

Taylor County is set to receive some $9.3 million in state projects over the next year based on the 2014-15 budget approved recently by the Florida Legislature. That was one…

What will hurricane season hold for 2014?

In its 2014 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a near-normal or below-normal season. The Atlantic Hurricane…

Prison contraband trial delayed

The trial of two Taylor Correctional Institution (TCI) sergeants, slated to begin Tuesday, has been continued until the next round of pre-trial hearings, June 9. Delrikos A. Brooks, 32, and…

County to hear appeal on land use change

Can a recommendation made by the Taylor County Planning Board to the county commission be appealed? That was just one of the questions commissioners were wrestling with last week when…

Legacy of heroes

Legacy of heroes

From the very young to the very old, Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park gave each a time to reflect on the ultimate sacrifices made by Taylor County’s—…

3rd graders ‘near or above’ average on FCAT

Third graders’ results from the reading and math portions of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0 (FCAT) were released by the state Friday and in most areas, local scores are…

New bridge to be named in KIA soldier’s memory

Just a week before Memorial Day, the family of U.S. Army SP4 Billy Jacob Hartsfield, who was killed in action during the Vietnam War, learned that the new bridge crossing…