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Stranded boaters rescued

The two boaters reported to be missing on a 39-foot boat between Charlotte Harbor and Carrabelle were found by Coast Guard crews 45 miles west of Homosassa River Tuesday and…

Block veneer at high school falling down?

Block veneer at high school falling down?

The Taylor County School Board held an emergency meeting last week after a portion of the block veneer on the outside of Taylor County High School’s (TCHS) main building fell…

Escaped jail inmate nabbed on ‘Road to Nowhere’

An exhaustive three-county search for an escaped jail inmate ended in the early morning hours of Friday, July 3, on a lonely stretch of highway aptly called “Road to Nowhere.”…

Refinancing deal could save county millions in interest

Fifteen years after the Taylor County Commission issued $17.2 million in bonds to fund the construction of the new Doctors’ Memorial Hospital building and equip the facility, the county still…

Swearing in, promotion ceremony held at PPD

Swearing in, promotion ceremony held at PPD

When law enforcement officers are sworn in, the oath they take is not made to an individual but rather to a document: the Constitution of the United States. “It is…

BP settles; how much will Taylor County receive?

Although British Petroleum’s (BP) reported $18.7 billion settlement over damages resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has not yet been finalized by the federal government or the judge…

Search underway for escaped jail inmate

Search underway for escaped jail inmate

  Local law enforcement is casting a wide net to capture a 26-old-year jail trustee who failed to report back to the facility Monday, June 29. An arrest warrant has…

Five-month-old baby girl found dead

A five-month-old baby girl, LexiLinda Gloria Ramirez Russell, was found dead Saturday, June 26, at a local motel and the cause of death remains undetermined. Perry Police Department (PPD) Capt.…

Wicked winds sweep across county Tuesday

Wicked winds sweep across county Tuesday

A series of damaging storms passed through the area Tuesday afternoon and evening, leaving downed trees and power outages in their wake. Damage was reported in the area of Golf…

Funding cut impacts adults with special needs (SNAP)

The Taylor County School District’s Special Needs Adult Program (SNAP), which for many years has provided educational and socialization opportunities for its students, came to an end this week after…