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3-year-old bitten by pygmy rattlesnake

3-year-old bitten by pygmy rattlesnake

Pushing his toy car across the floor on an imaginary track, Channon Neal is all smiles and constant motion. Watching the three-year-old play, it’s hard to believe that less than…

Taylor’s United Way ‘has a story to tell’

Taylor’s United Way ‘has a story to tell’

The Taylor County United Way officially kicked off its 2015-16 campaign this week, announcing both a $225,000 fund-raising goal and a new service program designed to help local second graders…

Hold on to your pinecones!

Hold on to your pinecones: October is here and that means one thing in Perry/Taylor County…it’s Florida Forest Festival time. This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the signature…

New alert could save firefighter lives

New alert could save firefighter lives

The City of Perry Fire Department has launched an inspection campaign of area buildings and is placing safety alerts that may save lives should disaster strike on qualifying buildings. The…

A purr-fect donation

A purr-fect donation

After learning of the need for additional space so a place could be made to house cats away from dogs at the Taylor County Animal Shelter, the Ragans family of…

Former TTI finance director sentenced for $100,000 theft

Former Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) finance director Leeann P. Tomlinson, 54, has 20 years to repay some $124,000 in restitution to the Taylor County School District or she faces 10…

School district dips into savings to balance budget

With no one from the public in attendance, the Taylor County School Board unanimously approved its $39.4 million budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The board held the second of…

Who will be queen?

Who will be queen?

The 60th annual Florida Forest Festival will return to its roots, crowning a festival queen during ceremonies Saturday, Oct. 3, at Forest Capital Hall, starting at 6:30 p.m. Nine Taylor…

SR 51 sinkhole repair cost? $364,988

The work to fill several sinkholes and repair SR 51 between Steinhatchee and Tennille, which is still underway more than a month after it began, has cost the state $364,988.…

Wiggins’ recovery, nothing short of miraculous

Wiggins’ recovery, nothing short of miraculous

By SUSAN H. LINCOLN / Managing Editor Some anniversaries are marked with balloons and fanfare. Others just bring quiet, reflective attention. So it was on Monday, Sept. 28, when the…