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County seeks grant to fund more upgrades

After a strong response from local residents seeking assistance through a $194,000 Residential Construction Mitigation Program grant received by Taylor County, commissioners have agreed to apply for a second grant…

Commissioner salutes Glanton

Commissioner salutes Glanton

On Thursday, Feb. 18, Taylor County Middle School eighth grader Robert Glanton received the Education Commissioner’s Leadership Award at the Florida State Capitol. Glanton, the son of Cappie Nash and…

Victim’s sister saw suspect flee scene

The Steinhatchee woman found slain in her home last week appears to have been the victim of a murder/ failed suicide apparently staged by her ex-boyfriend, Raymond “Little Ray” Parker…

Murder suspect brought from Missouri to face multiple charges here

Murder suspect brought from Missouri to face multiple charges here

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Sandy blonde hair hanging over his eyes and sporting a thick, bushy beard, Mark Ellsworth Lashhorn III appeared to be just another inmate…

Mitchell joins police force

Mitchell joins police force

The Perry Police Department (PPD) welcomed its newest member, Marine veteran Charles “Chas” Mitchell, to the fold with a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday morning. With his father, Jim, in attendance and…

Election year off to a brisk beginning with 22 candidates

In the wake of two local, longtime incumbents announcing they would not seek re-election this year, the number of candidates continues to rise, with three new hopefuls filing paperwork in…

Whiddon will not seek a 7th term

Longtime Taylor County School Board member Darrell Whiddon, who has represented District 3 since 1992, will not seek re-election this year for a seventh term. During the school board’s recent…

Patterson will step down after 4 terms

County Commissioner Pat Patterson, the senior member on the board in her fourth term in office, announced this week that she will not seek a fifth. Patterson, who was first…

Ex-boyfriend charged in Thomas’ stabbing death

Ex-boyfriend charged in Thomas’ stabbing death

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Colleen Charles Thomas, 59, loved nothing more than being on a boat skimming across the Gulf. That, and the University of Florida Gators.…

Strickland murder trial is continued

Live Oak Circuit Judge David W. Fina granted a motion Thursday to delay the start of Garrett Arrowood’s capital murder trial, which was scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 22. The…