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Student left on bus

A substitute bus driver with the Taylor County School District has been removed from the list of potential substitutes after a student was left on the bus when her run…

Toddler diagnosed with inoperable brain tumor gets second chance

Toddler diagnosed with inoperable brain tumor gets second chance

Anyone who has seen C.J. Melton around town the past few days probably thought he had won the lottery—the smile on his face has been just that big. “I won…

Timberland shooting tragedy bears heavy toll for all involved

Timberland shooting tragedy bears heavy toll for all involved

Karen Falicon was not at her husband’s Ford dealership that fateful day two months ago when an employee drove his truck through the front lobby and opened fire with a…

Teacher is charged with sexual battery

Teacher is charged with sexual battery

Superintendent of Schools Paul Dyal was expected to recommend the firing of Taylor County High School (TCHS) teacher Christine Bennett, 24, during the school board’s regular meeting Tuesday night. Bennett…

Blount ‘fired up’ by $3.85 million deal with Steelers

Blount ‘fired up’ by $3.85 million deal with Steelers

Former Taylor County High School standout running back LeGarrette Blount signed a two-year, $3.85 million contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday. According to reports, Blount received a $950,000 signing…

Taylor’s ‘Teacher of the Year’ honored by governor, Senate

Taylor’s ‘Teacher of the Year’ honored by governor, Senate

Taylor County School District Teacher of the Year Jennifer Amman was recently recognized by the Florida Cabinet and the Florida Senate. At the March 18 meeting of the Florida Cabinet,…

‘Not the bluegrass you think you know…’

‘Not the bluegrass you think you know…’

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer At this week’s Florida State Bluegrass Festival, some of the musical acts are making their first visits to Perry while others are returning fan…

BREAKING: TCHS teacher arrested for sexual battery

The Perry Police Department (PPD) arrested Taylor County High School teacher Christine Bennett, 24, of Perry, Thursday on one count of sexual battery following allegations that she had illegal sexual…

Pink Cart campaign

Pink Cart campaign

Breast cancer survivor Peggy Galloway displays her order form for a pink garbage can, now available for purchase under the city’s newly initiated “Pink Cart” campaign. Galloway was instrumental in…

Taylor tops region for ‘wettest winter’

This past winter, which ended last week, was the region’s wettest in the past 16 years, with the Suwannee River Water Management District’s (SRWMD) 15-county area seeing an average of…