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‘File a claim now’

While Taylor County residents are still not eligible for individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), local and state officials are asking anyone whose property was damaged by…

Watch mailbox for General Election ballots

Little more than a month remains until the 2016 General Election, but vote-by-mail ballots are already on their way to local voters. The first wave was mailed Friday, Sept. 23,…

‘Give the Gift of Opportunity’

‘Give the Gift of Opportunity’

Taylor County United Way officially kicked off its 2016-17 campaign, calling it an opportunity to make the community “happier, healthier, safer and stronger.” The annual kick-off breakfast was held Monday,…

No help for residents in FEMA declaration

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama declared that a major disaster exists in Florida as a result of Hurricane Hermine, but Taylor County, which experienced the highest winds and tidal surge…

Woman charged in knifing; victim remains ‘stable’

Nikitress Vonshay Smith, 24, was charged with attempted murder Wednesday after a verbal argument escalated into a knifing. The victim, a 27-year-old male, sustained multiple stab wounds with injuries to…

Manatee rescue

Manatee rescue

If more proof was needed of the magnitude of storm surge Hurricane Hermine wrought on Taylor County, it arrived Monday when two manatees were found stranded in a small body…

Final city budget hearing today at 5

The Perry City Council will take a final vote on its proposed 2016-17 budget during a special hearing tonight (Friday) starting at 5 p.m.\ The current proposed budget calls for…

Glover seeks top school seat

Glover seeks top school seat

Taylor County Superintendent of Schools candidate Danny Glover said, if elected, “I not only want to work hard for my children but for yours as well.” A product of the…

State wants one trial, two juries

State wants one trial, two juries

Circuit Judge David Fina is considering a motion to consolidate the murder trials for Rodney Whiddon and his son, Manden, who are both charged in the June 2015 shooting death…

Teen dies from injuries

Teen dies from injuries

Jacob Gurganus fought 10 long days to stay with his family and overcome the debilitating injuries he received in a Sept. 16 head-on collision. But Monday, his fight ended. Gurganus…