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Coming in 2017: new voting equipment

It is more than two months until the 2016 primary election, and four and a half months until the general election, but local officials are already planning for future election…

Domino effect: three-car collision sends vehicle plowing into PPD officer’s home

Domino effect: three-car collision sends vehicle plowing into PPD officer’s home

Ellen Hill had only a heartbeat of recognition before her car crashed into another vehicle that was carrying her grandchildren in a three-vehicle accident Friday afternoon, June 10. Hill’s car…

Curry chosen for summer adventure

Curry chosen for summer adventure

Taylor County High School (TCHS) chemistry teacher Jesika Curry has been selected by Georgia- Pacific to attend Keystone Science School’s 2016 Key Issues Institute on June 21- 26 in Keystone,…

Crime rate jumps 39%

Taylor County’s crime rate jumped 39 percent in 2015, boosted by a sharp increase in the number of aggravated assaults and larcenies compared to the previous year. This resulted in…

Park progress

Park progress

What was once simply a design on paper is quickly becoming a reality as crews plow through the initial groundwork required for what will become Rosehead park and lake (Phase…

Beach fires ‘total loss’

Taylor County Fire-Rescue responded to two fires in the beaches area this week, both resulting in “complete losses” to the property owners. Fire Chief Dan Cassel said the first fire…

Patient admissions fall; DMH looking to trim its expenses

With Doctors’ Memorial Hospital’s (DMH) daily census numbers falling, officials are working to cut expenses to keep the facility’s financials steady. DMH Chief Financial Officer Doug Faircloth recently presented the…

Driver overcorrects, causes Beetle to roll

A New Port Richey woman, 22, received only minor injuries after overturning her 2004 Volkswagen Beetle on U.S. Highway 19 Tuesday afternoon. Jessika Eglin, who was wearing her seatbelt at…

Restoring history

Restoring history

The Taylor County Historical Society recognized Doyle Lundy for his restoration of the Bloodworth building and other downtown properties. Above, President J.T. Davis, left, presents Lundy a custom-framed, limited edition…

Don’t fall for it!

If you win the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes, nobody will call you. That’s what a local resident has learned, and hopes to share with others, since being “scammed” by a…