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Whiddon will not seek a 7th term

Longtime Taylor County School Board member Darrell Whiddon, who has represented District 3 since 1992, will not seek re-election this year for a seventh term. During the school board’s recent…

Patterson will step down after 4 terms

County Commissioner Pat Patterson, the senior member on the board in her fourth term in office, announced this week that she will not seek a fifth. Patterson, who was first…

Ex-boyfriend charged in Thomas’ stabbing death

Ex-boyfriend charged in Thomas’ stabbing death

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Colleen Charles Thomas, 59, loved nothing more than being on a boat skimming across the Gulf. That, and the University of Florida Gators.…

Strickland murder trial is continued

Live Oak Circuit Judge David W. Fina granted a motion Thursday to delay the start of Garrett Arrowood’s capital murder trial, which was scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 22. The…

Taylor schools earn ‘C’ average

Nearly nine months after the end of the 2014- 15 school year, the Florida Department of Education (DOE) finally released school grades Friday, Feb. 12, and Taylor County schools earned…

NFL honors high schools of Super Bowl athletes

NFL honors high schools of Super Bowl athletes

As part of its celebrations surrounding Superbowl 50, the National Football League (NFL) presented golden footballs to every high school in the country which had produced an athlete who later…

Signing Day at Taylor County High School

Taylor County High School (TCHS) hosted a signing day ceremony Friday, Feb. 12, for five student athletes who will be playing their respective sports at the college level next fall.…

10,000 enjoy 8th annual Fiddler Crab Festival

10,000 enjoy 8th annual Fiddler Crab Festival

As many as 10,000 people enjoyed the 8th annual Steinhatchee Fiddler Crab Festival last weekend in Steinhatchee. Festival goers enjoyed great weather and three days of food, music, arts and…

Williams presented award by Gov. Scott

Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) student Michael Williams was recognized last week by Florida Gov. Rick Scott with the Excellence in Technical Education Award. Williams, a welding student at TTI, received…

Steinhatchee woman murdered

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) is investigating the homicide of a Steinhatchee woman found dead in her residence Tuesday night, Feb. 9. TCSO received a 911 call from a…