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United Way grand total tops $261,000

United Way grand total tops $261,000

The Taylor County United Way wrapped up another successful fund-raising campaign with a grand total of $261,000. “The campaign was a challenge this year, but our team worked diligently and…

Taylor’s unemployment rate jumps, first time since June

Taylor County’s unemployment rate started 2014 by breaking a six-month downward trend, jumping to 7.6 percent in January. January’s unemployment rate was a nearly half-percentage point jump from December’s revised…

Man dies in Sunday crash

Man dies in Sunday crash

Charges are pending against a local teen involved in a fatal head-on crash Sunday morning, March 16, on C.R. 30. The 17-year-old, whose identity has not been released by the…

Local rivers near flood stage

A powerful storm system moved over Taylor County Sunday, dropping more than four inches of rain in some locations and swelling a number of local rivers which are now in…

Lundy’s recovery takes a giant step forward with move to rehab

Lundy’s recovery takes a giant step forward with move to rehab

For Kelly Lundy, the emotional roller coaster that began with the news her husband, Robert, had been shot in the line of duty, continues to dip, spin and turn. But…

Deadline looms for Obamacare enrollment

Those without health insurance who wish to purchase individual policies through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace have until the end of the month before open enrollment concludes and fines under…

It’s official: Taylor needs a new primary school

The Taylor County School District has crossed another hurdle in its efforts to secure state funding to replace Perry Primary School (PPS) after receiving word that the Florida Department of…

Sidewalks, street lights approved for Old Dixie Hwy.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has approved a $328,000 grant for Taylor County to construct a sidewalk along Old Dixie Highway from Jefferson Street to Southside Park at Plantation…

Pioneer pedigree

Pioneer pedigree

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Old Bead was as familiar a site around Shady Grove as his owner, Alderman (Auley) Carlton Hendry. The mule was Hendry’s main way…

Holtons granted more time for zoning change application

Stacey and Tonya Holton have asked the city’s Special Magistrate for a 90-day extension in order to raise the estimated $1200 to $1300 needed to file a land use/zoning application…