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Flood waters cover county

Flood waters cover county

County crews are going neighborhood by neighborhood conducting damage assessments of the continued widespread flooding to document a case for state and federal assistance. Assistant County Administrator Dustin Hinkel, who…

FCAT fumble leads to re-testing for some students

Taylor County was one of a reported 26 school districts experiencing problems Tuesday with the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) when students were knocked off the website of Pearson, the…

Commission irons out final contract with county admn.

The Taylor County Commission has approved a one-year contract with Assistant County Administrator Dustin Hinkel to take over the duties of county administrator beginning May 15. Hinkel will replace outgoing…

Hampton violates charter?

The Perry City Council started the month with a workshop covering Florida Sunshine laws and Code of Ethics regulations. Now, it seems members could be ending the month by having…

Teen driver ‘distracted’ by cell phone at time of fatal crash

Teen driver ‘distracted’ by cell phone at time of fatal crash

Clarification: A Florida Highway Patrol spokesman has clarified a statement attributed to him in a story in the April 23 edition of the Taco Times concerning the teen driver involved…

County declares state of emergency on Easter

With more than three inches of additional rain falling on the county Friday exacerbating flooding conditions in many locations, the Taylor County Commission met on Easter Sunday to declare a…

Pre-K employee fired for violation of discipline policy

A Taylor County Pre-K employee has been terminated following an incident involving a student. According to Superintendent Paul Dyal, who would not identify the employee because he or she has…

Perry war veteran, 90, boards Honor Flight on April 26

Harold Young, a Perry World War II Navy veteran who turns 91 in September, will take part in a “trip of a lifetime” this weekend as he participates in the…

A day at the Governor’s Mansion

A day at the Governor’s Mansion

When Florida’s First Lady Ann Scott visited Patsy Reams’ class at Perry Primary in December, she invited students to tour the Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee. The children, joined by parents…

Well flooded? Health department offers warnings, tips

With many Taylor County residents reporting floodwaters over their wells, officials with the Florida Department of Health in Taylor County (DOH) are warning that their water may be unsafe. “If…