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Changing of the guard

Changing of the guard

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer For the past several months, Jeff Bryson has been a regular fixture in downtown Perry for those driving along Jefferson Street as he worked…

County awarded $187,000 grant for Mandalay boat ramp upgrades

Taylor County has received a $178,000 state grant for improvements to the Aucilla River’s Williams Fish Camp Landing boat ramp, more commonly referred to as the Mandalay boat ramp. County…

Historic park vandalized

Historic park vandalized

Hampton Springs Park was the victim of vandalism recently and county officials say they have turned over information to the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office for investigation. According to officials, unknown…

How will Obamacare impact Taylor residents?

Although state and federal officials are continuing to work with private insurance providers to prepare new plans to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly referred…

Emergency management to test sirens monthly

Taylor County Emergency Management will be conducting live tests of the outdoor warning sirens along the coastal communities of Steinhatchee, Keaton Beach and Dekle Beach Thursday, Sept.12, between 10 and…

Steinhatchee man faces attempted murder charges

A Steinhatchee man was ordered held on a $300,000 bond Tuesday morning, charged with one count of attempted murder following a shooting incident that happened late Sunday night, Aug. 4.…

No tax increase for city residents

The Perry City Council is holding the line on property taxes for city residents, but is eyeing incremental fee increases for some utility services. “I remember so well the last…

Commissioners welcome ‘payment in lieu of taxes’ check from SRWMD

Commissioners welcome ‘payment in lieu of taxes’ check from SRWMD

The Suwannee River Water Management District on Monday presented the Taylor County Commission with a check for $17,701 as payment in lieu of taxes. The payment in lieu of taxes…

County forging ahead with Phase III of sports complex

The Taylor County Commission is moving forward with Phase III of the Taylor County Sports Complex, which will include the addition of a softball field and a baseball field, even…

More improvements for Hodges Park?

Taylor County commissioners are considering an application to the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) for a grant to fund improvements at Hodges Park in Keaton Beach. The board held…