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Man, 33, charged with lewd, lascivious battery on a minor

Man, 33, charged with lewd, lascivious battery on a minor

A 33-year-old Taylor County man allegedly used a false name and profile on Facebook to stalk potential underage victims, a move which ultimately led to an alleged sexual assault on…

Governor names Coker NFCC trustee

Florida Governor Rick Scott has announced the appointment of Jon Travis Coker to the North Florida Community College (NFCC) District Board of Trustees along with one other appointment. Coker, 50,…

Old hospital building: Save it or tear it down?

Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH) moved to its current location more than a decade ago and its former building on Ash Street has been empty since, left vacant and in increasing…

Wine sales now allowed on Sundays in county

The Taylor County Commission agreed unanimously Tuesday to allow wine sales on Sundays, joining beer and malt beverages, which were previously available. The commissioners were first approached about the issue…

Commission presented $65,000 return

Commission presented $65,000 return

Aucilla Area Solid Waste representatives visited the Taylor County Commission to provide an update on the facility and to present a $65,478 dividend check to the county. Engineer Frank Darabi…

TCSO seeking information on missing woman

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) is investigating the apparent disappearance of a 47-year-old Perry woman who was last seen Nov. 1. Glenda Michelle “Gabby” Pearson’s vehicle was located where…

Top grillmasters go head-to-head at BBQ festival

Top grillmasters go head-to-head at BBQ festival

With what organizers are calling the “best weather we’ve ever had,” the eighth annual Southern Pines BBQ Festival took over Forest Capital Park for two days of music and barbecue.…

Superintendents back DOE commissioner’s score plan

Although students will be leaving school at the end of the week for their winter holiday break, the Florida Department of Education (DOE) still hasn’t released final school grades for…

Fraud finds Alford, again

Stephen Alford may be in trouble again. Alford went to federal prison in 2005 on fraud and money laundering charges in connection with an aborted half-billion-dollar effort to buy Taylor…

Driver flees crash

Law enforcement officials are searching for the suspect(s) who crashed a stolen 2013 Camaro Saturday night and fled the scene. Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Nathan Stidham reported the vehicle was…