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Parker brings 37 years of experience to sheriff’s race

Parker brings 37 years of experience to sheriff’s race

Thirty-seven year law enforcement veteran Cla Parker has announced his candidacy for Taylor County sheriff. “I believe that my experience in law enforcement, the professional relationships I have established, and…

Owl rescued

Owl rescued

Taylor County Animal Control had a departure from its normal call log this week–officers rescued a bard owl that has now found a home with the Florida Wildlife Association. “A…

Byrd killed in logging accident

Patrick J. Byrd of the well-respected T.W. Byrd’s Sons Logging company, which was recognized as “National Outstanding Logger” in 2012, was killed in a worksite accident Friday, April 29, some…

Friday night lights

Friday night lights

A spotlight from Doctors’ Memorial Hospital’s airmedic helicopter illuminates one of two trucks involved in a crash Friday night in front of the KOA campground. Nathan Halleck, 40, of Middleburg,…

Local officials entangled in BioNitrogen lawsuit, called to testify in depositions

City Manager Bob Brown and three other local officials have been subpoenaed to testify in depositions resulting from a lawsuit filed by BioNitrogen against one of its vendors as part…

Pageant contestants step into the pages of history

Pageant contestants step into the pages of history

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer History lessons have never been so sweet. Participants in the Taylor County Historical Society’s first Perry Heritage Pageant shared personal family histories and…

Who you gonna call? Mosquito control

With temperatures on the rise and the threat of Zika virus still present in the state, county officials are asking local residents to report mosquitoes so they can target their…

Arrowood speaks: ‘I had nothing to do with this’

Arrowood speaks: ‘I had nothing to do with this’

Standing before Circuit Judge David Fina wearing an orange inmate jumpsuit, Garrett Arrowood was a sharp contrast to the suit-and-tie clad, clean-shaven defendant the jury saw during his murder trial…

Cell mate says Arrowood confessed; agent testifies victim’s home ‘targeted’

By ANGELA CASTELUCCI / Staff writer State prosecutors John Weed and James McCain called more than dozen witnesses to testify during Garrett Arrowood’s four-day murder trial April 19-22. They included…

Tourism boom for scallop season?

Taylor County could find itself with even more visitors than usual during this summer’s scallop season after the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced this week it was…