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Man injured in ATV crash

A Perry man was airlifted to Shands Hospital in Gainesville Saturday evening after sustaining serious injuries in an ATV crash. Brian Barfield sustained several broken ribs, a fractured spine and…

Blount leads Pats in Super Bowl rushing

LeGarrette Blount has had a lot of highlights in his pro football career but Sunday’s victory by his New England Patriots team in the Super Bowl easily tops the list.…

Science teacher wins district’s top honor

Science teacher wins district’s top honor

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer When Superintendent Paul Dyal walked into Taylor County High School (TCHS) teacher Patricia Joe (P.J.) Piland’s classroom Friday morning, he didn’t see her at…

‘I thank God every day that I’m here to fight’

When rescue workers rushed to Deputy Robert Lundy’s side, he was concerned about only one thing: his girls…wife, Kelly, and daughters Emily and Allison. One year later, his family continues…

Nesbitt is ‘Employee of the Year’

Nesbitt is ‘Employee of the Year’

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer Perry Primary School (PPS) teacher’s aide Linda Nesbitt was helping administer a test to a classroom of students Friday morning when she was asked…

County set to re-bid paving project

The Taylor County Commission is poised to re-bid its state-funded resurfacing project on Roberts Aman Road after the contractor they chose earlier last month declined to accept the job. County…

Man crashes into TCSO vehicle

A Taylor County Sheriff’s deputy and trainee escaped serious injury after a vehicle pulled into the path of their oncoming patrol car Wednesday evening, resulting in a crash. Outside sources…

Run the ball: Blount’s drive from Little League to NFL glory

Run the ball: Blount’s drive from Little League to NFL glory

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Already tall for his age, LeGarrette Blount easily dwarfed his teammates in little league. Coaches started him on defense, but he hit so…

County’s firetrucks now all equipped with AED devices

County’s firetrucks now all equipped with AED devices

Taylor County Fire-Rescue received 14 automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) this week which will be installed into all of its response vehicles throughout the county, including at volunteer stations. “Our volunteers…

A father and mother’s pride and joy: rock solid support all the way to the Super Bowl

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Once the third-ranked high school linebacker in the country, Gary Blount knows intimately the adrenaline rush a top athlete faces each time he…