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BREAKING: Madison man, 22, found dead in Taylor County

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is assisting the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) in an investigation into the death of Travis Cruce, 22, of Madison. Cruce was located…

BREAKING: Gov. Scott declares state of emergency in Taylor County due to flooding

Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for Taylor County as well as Dixie, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas to support emergency response and recovery operations for communities inundated…

Steinhatchee man, 57, killed in freak accident

Steinhatchee man, 57, killed in freak accident

A 57-year-old Steinhatchee man, Tony Alton Southerland, was killed during a freak traffic accident on Highway U.S. 19 Thursday morning, about three miles north of Wayside Park. Southerland was struck…

‘Worst flooding in 40 years’

‘Worst flooding in 40 years’

Although conditions have improved somewhat along the Steinhatchee River after excessive rainfall last weekend caused the river to rise 10 feet in just 48 hours, much of the flooding in…

Perry native to head FDLE

Taylor County native Rick Swearingen, who was named interim commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) late last year, has been named the permanent commissioner by Gov. Rick…

Taylor County at the center of proposed new congressional district?

Although Florida’s second congressional district, which includes Taylor County, was not one of the eight found to be in violation of the state’s constitution by the Florida Supreme Court last…

Steinhatchee homeowners battle flooding

Steinhatchee homeowners battle flooding

While most of Taylor County was experiencing normal summer weather, more than a foot of rain fell on Steinhatchee this past weekend producing significant flooding in and around the community,…

Families evacuate as rain continues

The flooding in Steinhatchee has forced several families to leave their homes, but officials say most people are staying put despite the fact that they can only come and go…

Women in serious condition after head-on crash

Two Perry women were seriously injured when they crashed head-on with a tree Monday night, Aug. 3, on Morgan Whiddon Road. Jumelia Lee, 32, and Alanna Sadler, 31, were both…

Burglars came for scallops, stole fishing equipment and coolers too

Three suspects from Lake County (Clermont)—coming to Perry for scallop season— have been charged in a rash of burglaries in the Keaton Beach area. Justin Cole Delaney, 20, Kenneth Stanbridge,…