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Legislature earmarks $9.3 million for Taylor projects

Legislature earmarks $9.3 million for Taylor projects

Taylor County is set to receive some $9.3 million in state projects over the next year based on the 2014-15 budget approved recently by the Florida Legislature. That was one…

What will hurricane season hold for 2014?

In its 2014 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a near-normal or below-normal season. The Atlantic Hurricane…

Prison contraband trial delayed

The trial of two Taylor Correctional Institution (TCI) sergeants, slated to begin Tuesday, has been continued until the next round of pre-trial hearings, June 9. Delrikos A. Brooks, 32, and…

County to hear appeal on land use change

Can a recommendation made by the Taylor County Planning Board to the county commission be appealed? That was just one of the questions commissioners were wrestling with last week when…

Legacy of heroes

Legacy of heroes

From the very young to the very old, Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park gave each a time to reflect on the ultimate sacrifices made by Taylor County’s—…

3rd graders ‘near or above’ average on FCAT

Third graders’ results from the reading and math portions of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0 (FCAT) were released by the state Friday and in most areas, local scores are…

New bridge to be named in KIA soldier’s memory

Just a week before Memorial Day, the family of U.S. Army SP4 Billy Jacob Hartsfield, who was killed in action during the Vietnam War, learned that the new bridge crossing…

Captain’s son recalls bygone days of Perry’s state prison work camp

Captain’s son recalls bygone days of Perry’s state prison work camp

As the son of Perry state prison work camp Capt. Albert Johnson Sr., Albert Johnson Jr. was given a unique opportunity growing up—to witness the inner workings of the prison…

Store owner cited for sale of fake urine

A local convenience store owner has been charged with a fraudulent practice of selling synthetic urine kits, commonly used to circumvent urine drug screens. The charge is a second degree…

Scallop season will open early

Governor Rick Scott announced this week that the bay scallop season will open three days early this year on Saturday, June 28. Opening the season early and on a weekend…