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Kindergarten class of 2018-19 will be first to attend new primary school

Many of today’s two- and three-year-olds will make up the graduating class of 2031, but they will also have another distinction: the first kindergarten class to attend the new Perry…

Banquet highlights 160 years of history

Banquet highlights 160 years of history

One hundred sixty years of history were encapsulated in just a few hours during the Taylor County Historical Society’s annual awards banquet held Saturday, May 7. Posters, paintings, artifacts and…

June trial set for Whiddons for Strickland murder

June trial set for Whiddons for Strickland murder

While not charged as co-defendants, Rodney Whiddon and his son, Manden, will be tried together for their role in the June 2015 murder of local educator Shelly Strickland. Strickland’s nephew,…

Stephens Spring grant on the table May 12

Staff with the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) have recommended the governing board approve a $97,000 grant to help fund the restoration of Stephens Spring in Steinhatchee. The board…

Couple in court May 9 for Steinhatchee murder

The couple charged with the shooting death of a Steinhatchee man will face arraignment on capital murder charges Monday, May 9. On Tuesday, a Taylor County grand jury returned a…

Solar plant taking shape

Solar plant taking shape

Duke Energy’s new five-megawatt Perry Solar Facility is beginning to take shape, with work crews installing the support structures that will eventually hold 22,000 solar panels. The facility, which is…

Parker brings 37 years of experience to sheriff’s race

Parker brings 37 years of experience to sheriff’s race

Thirty-seven year law enforcement veteran Cla Parker has announced his candidacy for Taylor County sheriff. “I believe that my experience in law enforcement, the professional relationships I have established, and…

Owl rescued

Owl rescued

Taylor County Animal Control had a departure from its normal call log this week–officers rescued a bard owl that has now found a home with the Florida Wildlife Association. “A…

Byrd killed in logging accident

Patrick J. Byrd of the well-respected T.W. Byrd’s Sons Logging company, which was recognized as “National Outstanding Logger” in 2012, was killed in a worksite accident Friday, April 29, some…

Friday night lights

Friday night lights

A spotlight from Doctors’ Memorial Hospital’s airmedic helicopter illuminates one of two trucks involved in a crash Friday night in front of the KOA campground. Nathan Halleck, 40, of Middleburg,…