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County takes the stage at Philadelphia Travel Show

County takes the stage at Philadelphia Travel Show

Taylor County was once again represented at a national travel show along with locales spanning the country and the world. The two-day Philadelphia Travel & Adventure Show, held this past…

Murder suspects arrested

A manhunt that spanned the country ended 2,400 miles away Thursday, March 17, with the arrest of a 20-year-old Ohio man and his 17-year-old girlfriend, both charged for the murder…

Crash closes traffic on U.S. 19

Crash closes traffic on U.S. 19

The driver of a Culligan water delivery truck lost control of the vehicle and over-corrected, causing the vehicle to cross both southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 19, Florida Highway Patrol…

Suspicious package brings bomb squad to town, State Fire Marshal investigating

Suspicious package brings bomb squad to town, State Fire Marshal investigating

The State Marshal’s Office Bomb Squad was called to an empty building on U.S. 19 in Perry due to a suspicious package Tuesday afternoon. According to Taylor County Fire-Rescue Chief…

New primary school could open by 2018-19

With state funding firmly in place in the 2016-17 Florida budget for the construction of a new Perry Primary School (PPS), local officials are hopeful a groundbreaking could be held…

Snap your fingers, & tap your toes!

Bluegrass fans from around the region and the country will converge on Perry the weekend of March 31-April 2 for the 14th annual Florida State Bluegrass Festival. The three-day event…

Forest Capital Humane Society donation

Forest Capital Humane Society donation

An anonymous donor has given $5,000 to the Forest Capital Humane Society, which is actively searching for property to house a shelter facility. PHOTO: Society members (l to r) Joanne…

13-year-old crashes car

A 13-year-old driver crashed into a power pole in the early morning Thursday but escaped with no injuries. Few details regarding the crash or the circumstances surrounding the underage driver…

Trump, Clinton carry Taylor

It was smooth sailing for Tuesday’s Presidential Preference Primary (PPP), with all election results tallied less than half an hour after the polls closed. “I am so proud of the…

Teen tangles with water moccasin

Teen tangles with water moccasin

For Taylor County High School (TCHS) sophomore Josh Mixon, Spring Break 2016 is one he, and his parents, Scott and Lori, is likely never to forget. The 15-year-old quarterback for…