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Raid takes down ‘major player’ in meth distribution

A Wednesday afternoon arrest took down what Sheriff Wayne Padgett called “significant “ players in methamphetamine distribution here. A substantial amount of meth was also seized during the arrest as…

Bulldogs fall to North Bay Haven

The Taylor County High baseball team dropped a 3-0 decision to district foe North Bay Haven (Panama City) Tuesday at Perry’s Pace Field. Despite out-htting North Bay 7-6, the Bulldogs…

‘No foul play’ in pastor’s death

No foul play is suspected in the death of Taylor Baptist Association’s Director of Missions Dr. James Obrecht, who was found dead in his office Wednesday morning. The investigation remains…

Local volunteers honored at United Way gala

Taylor County was well represented among the awardees during the United Way of the Big Bend’s (UWBB) finale event held this week in Tallahassee. The Boys & Girls Club of…

Talks take angry turn

Contention among several of the Taylor County commissioners boiled over during a Steinhatchee workshop last week when a discussion about road paving quickly escalated into a shouting match between Chair…

Gear murder trial slated for late April

Gear murder trial slated for late April

One final round of depositions later this month and the murder case against Billy Gear will be ready for trial. That was the news during a pre-trial hearing held Monday…

How much would you pay for fire protection?

The Taylor County Commission is continuing its efforts to pursue the possibility of levying a fire assessment to fund fire protection services in the county. In January, the commission unanimously…

Supreme Court suspends Decker

Chief Judge Greg Parker assured citizens of the Third Judicial Circuit that there would be “no significant disruption of court services” following the six-month suspension of Circuit Court Judge Andy…

Meth suspect caught in the act

Meth suspect caught in the act

Sgt. Jimmy Cash and Inv. Jason Vinson planned just a “knock and talk” interview Wednesday afternoon when they went to a 5th Street home in Steinhatchee. But their timing could…

Whiddon murder trial set for June

The murder trial of Rodney Whiddon, originally scheduled for last month, has been re-set to a June date. If the trial proceeds as planned, it will fall just one week…