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Shorter summer for students

It is now official. The upcoming summer break for Taylor County students will be two weeks shorter than originally thought. This comes after the Florida Legislature passed a bill during…

3 charged in attack

Two Taylor County High School students and a 20-year-old have been charged with simple battery (a misdemeanor) in connection with an April 18 attack on another high school student while…

Relay for hope, relay for life

Relay for hope, relay for life

Sand gnats may have outnumbered participants, but the 2015 Relay For Life at Forest Capital Park Friday was a much-appreciated event for dozens of cancer survivors and their families. Participating…

Alert: Road work ahead

Construction is scheduled to begin next week (the week of May 18) to improve West Hampton Springs Avenue (U.S. 27) between J. Tom Moore Road and U.S. 19. The Florida…

‘Living link’ to pioneer past will be recognized during Saturday banquet

‘Living link’ to pioneer past will be recognized during Saturday banquet

Lydia Hendry Andrews, a living link to one of Taylor County’s foremost pioneer families, will be presented the Wilson T. Hendry-W.H. Peacock Taylor County History Award Saturday, May 16, during…

Three Taylor County veterans aboard annual ‘Honor Flight’

Three Taylor County veterans aboard annual ‘Honor Flight’

Three Taylor County veterans with varied military backgrounds and war experiences came together for one unique experience as participants in the third annual Honor Flight Saturday, May 2. Ralph Carlton,…

Man critical after fire

A 64-year-old Perry man remains in stable, but critical condition at Shands Hospital in Gainesville after sustaining second and third degree burns following a gas fire explosion at his home…

Driver rear-ends log truck

Driver rear-ends log truck

A Perry woman remains in serious condition after crashing into the back of a loaded log truck Wednesday evening on Beach Road. Misty Michelle Lewis, 40, was airlifted to Tallahassee…

Dr. Parker’s good works will continue through DMH Foundation endowment

Dr. Parker’s good works will continue through DMH Foundation endowment

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer Dr. John H. Parker Jr. was a pillar of Taylor County’s medical community for 35 years and his legacy here has continued long past…

Federal cut could cost DMH $250,000 annually

Before last week, most Taylor County residents, along with a majority of Floridians, probably had never heard of the federal Low Income Pool (LIP) healthcare program. But now the program…