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Train derails, blocks 9 downtown streets

Train derails, blocks 9 downtown streets

Downtown Perry was effectively “cut in two” Tuesday when a train traveling through town derailed at the curve near Jefferson Street just before noon, blocking traffic along nine crossings from…

Carlton, Glover want to stay on the job

One of Taylor County’s longest-serving school board members has filed notice she wants to stay on the job. Brenda C. Carlton has registered as a candidate for her District 2…

Get your ‘forever stamps’ now before price jumps Jan. 26

Those who wish to purchase “forever stamps” at the current rate of 46 cents have a week and a half before the latest increase hits, bringing the price of a…

DMH/TMH forge partnership

The leadership of Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH) and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) announced Wednesday that they have finalized an agreement creating an equal-governance partnership between the two institutions. Ken Arnold,…

Calhoun charged in fatal crash

From the beginning, officers said they were going to make sure all aspects of their investigation were complete before moving forward with charges in the case of a hit-and-run crash…

New bridge now open

Traffic was shifted onto the new U.S. 98 bridge over the Aucilla River at the Taylor and Jefferson County line late Monday. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) project to…

Family loses home to fire

A fund has been established at Buckeye Community Federal Credit Union (BCFCU) to assist a local family who lost everything in an early-morning house fire Thursday, Jan. 9. Monetary donations…

Memories from long ago

Memories from long ago

By SUSAN H. LINCOLN / Managing Editor It was a pleasant Sunday morning when Charlie Duke came to enjoy a hearty breakfast and say “goodbye” to his host family in…

House fire under investigation

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) and State Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating a house fire that may have claimed the life of a local man last week, Dec. 30.…

New year starts with a deep freeze

New year starts with a deep freeze

By noon Tuesday, the temperature was still not above freezing, hovering at 31 degrees. The coldest day of the 2013-14 winter season followed the coldest night of the season so…