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Lewis expected to rule in state’s redistricting case within the week

Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis is expected to rule on Florida’s congressional district maps within the next week in a case that could have major impacts on how Taylor…

‘Celebrating Good Times’

‘Celebrating Good Times’

Taylor County’s newest Florida Forest Festival royalty will be crowned this Saturday at the annual Little King & Queen Pageant, which will be held at Forest Capital Hall. Early admission…

No charges will be filed in Cruce shooting death

A Taylor County Grand Jury found that Justin Cox, 22, of Tallahassee, acted in self-defense when he shot and killed Travis Cruce, 22, during a late-night confrontation Aug. 7 on…

Suspect arrested after chase, seven mile track

A 25-year-old Perry man led deputies on a high-speed chase Sunday night through a residential area–plowing over two fences in the process–before abandoning his vehicle and fleeing on foot. Florida…

Davis crowned 2015 Miss Florida Forest Festival

Davis crowned 2015 Miss Florida Forest Festival

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Dressed in jewel-toned evening gowns of their choice, nine contestants glided across the stage enchanting the crowd gathered at Forest Capital Hall with…

12-year-old battling brain cancer; fund established to help family

The local Boys & Girls Club has established an account to benefit a member who is battling brain cancer. When Nicole Myer, 12, began experiencing severe headaches and dizzy spells,…

Driver, 48, seriously injured in head-on crash with school bus

Driver, 48, seriously injured in head-on crash with school bus

A Perry man sustained serious injuries after crashing head-on with a Taylor County school bus Friday afternoon, Oct. 2, on East Red Padgett Road. Only three students were on the…

Should FSA test results determine school grades?

The Florida Department of Education (DOE) has released preliminary scores from last spring’s Florida State Assessment (FSA), prompting renewed calls against using the results to determine schools’ grades this year.…

3-year-old bitten by pygmy rattlesnake

3-year-old bitten by pygmy rattlesnake

Pushing his toy car across the floor on an imaginary track, Channon Neal is all smiles and constant motion. Watching the three-year-old play, it’s hard to believe that less than…

Taylor’s United Way ‘has a story to tell’

Taylor’s United Way ‘has a story to tell’

The Taylor County United Way officially kicked off its 2015-16 campaign this week, announcing both a $225,000 fund-raising goal and a new service program designed to help local second graders…