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County sets special meeting to consider $11.2 million loan re-fi

The Taylor County Commission will hold a special meeting later this month to consider a bank loan to refinance the remaining $11.2 million in debt the county owes from constructing…

Design inspired by a star

Design inspired by a star

Working at night to avoid the blistering summer heat, muralist Nadia Bertrand and her partner, Sebastien DuBois, couldn’t help but track a bright star as it moved overhead. “She kept…

No arrest in death of Madison man, 22

No arrest in death of Madison man, 22

When Travis Lee Cruce found out he was going to be a father, he only asked— whether it was a boy or a girl—that the child share his middle name.…

SHIP funds available to help with flooding damage and repairs

More than a week after widespread flooding struck Steinhatchee, many residents still can only reach their homes by boat. According to County Administrator Dustin Hinkel, who updated commissioners during a…

Students start new year with a boat ride

Students start new year with a boat ride

With parts of Steinhatchee still underwater, getting to school has become more of an adventure than a simple trip for some local students. Lillian, Garrett and Logan England started their…

District hires lobbyist in pursuit of funding for new primary school

After the Taylor County School District’s request for funding to construct a new Perry Primary School did not make it into the final state budget this summer, the school board…

City $$$ in check as budget talks move forward

For the first time in decade, the Perry City Council began proposed budget talks with a balanced budget before them. “This is the first time I can remember in my…

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…