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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…

2 ejected in rollover

2 ejected in rollover

A Perry couple was seriously injured after both were ejected during a violent rollover crash Wednesday evening on Green Farm Road. Richard Carlton, 24, and Stormie French, 21, were airlifted…

City inks $4.4 million deal

Under an agreement approved Tuesday, the Perry City Council will sell a 55-acre parcel on Foley Road to Applied Gaia, the company planning to construct a $60 million biomass plant…

‘Good Samaritan’ foils robbery

A routine stop at the parts store put Billy Brock of B&B Auto in the right place, at the right time to catch a thief Friday night, Sept. 18. It…

Sinkhole repairs continue to mount

Sinkhole repairs continue to mount

Six weeks after a sinkhole first opened up underneath SR 51 between Steinhatchee and Tennille, state-contracted work crews are still working to repair the roadway. According to Florida Department of…

County workers call proposed raises ‘unfair’

Upset over the Taylor County Commission’s decision to set a $10.50 “minimum wage” for its own workforce, about 20 county employees, most of whom would not see a pay bump…