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160 grams cannabis seized, James charged

When officers responded to assist an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team treating an unresponsive individual at a Calhoun Street address, they discovered a substantial amount of what they suspected to…

School board pulls $1.8 million from savings to balance budget

The Taylor County School Board has approved its final $35.7 million budget for the 2016-17 school year, which will see its general fund cash balance drop by $1.8 million. According…

History lesson: it was 14,550 years ago…

History lesson: it was 14,550 years ago…

While Taylor County’s modern history reaches back 160 years, its native story dates back more than 14,000 years ago. Florida State University (FSU) assistant professor of anthropology Dr. Jessi Halligan…

Lynn captures Big Bend Golf Championship

Taylor County High senior golfer Graham Lynn fired a 1-under par 71 Tuesday to win the Big Bend Golf Championship at Capital City Country Club. The annual tournament features the…

New Head Start provider continues to remain a mystery; district contract will end Sept. 30

Taylor County School District officials had another conference call with the Office of Head Start Tuesday and once again the identity of the organization which will be taking over the…

Portions of Big Bend WMA have re-opened

Portions of the Big Bend Wildlife Management Area have re-opened after being temporarily closed due to Hurricane Hermine, according to an FWC press release. In the Hickory Mound Unit, public…

County will approve final 2016-17 budget Sept. 19

The Taylor County Commission adopted its tentative millage rates Monday evening, approving the rollback rate for the 2016-17 fiscal year, which is a roughly three percent increase over the current…

County approves $650,000 canal clean-up contract

County approves $650,000 canal clean-up contract

County officials are continuing to work to re-open public boat ramps and canals along the coast in the wake of Hurricane Hermine. County commissioners have made restoring gulf access their…

Pitts gets probation for child porn possession

Pitts gets probation for child porn possession

Former longtime city employee, Edward Carl Pitts, 63, pled guilty as charged Monday morning, Sept. 12, to four counts of possession of child pornography and was sentenced to five years…

‘Revenge porn’ leads to charges against Price

A Perry man has been charged with video voyeurism and sexual cyber stalking after allegedly posting on social media a video depicting his ex-girlfriend and him having sex. Akeem Price,…