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SHIP funds available for repairs

The Taylor County Housing Program has announced approximately $475,000 in funding is available through the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program for disaster mitigation and recovery for those affected by…

Repairing, re-opening boat ramps ‘a priority’

Just as residents and businesses are cleaning up after Hurricane Hermine, county officials are beginning repairs to public boat ramps as well as cleaning out canals clogged with debris from…

Lapse in services likely for Head Start students, parents

The Taylor County School District’s contract to operate Head Start ends in three weeks and officials are no closer now to knowing what’s next for the program’s 120 students than…

In the dark…

Hurricane Hermine forced much of Taylor County into a standstill, but some things wait for nothing, and state election law is one of them. While many in the community were…

Governor stressed need to open schools on schedule

Superintendent of Schools Paul Dyal weathered his own storm when he announced Taylor County schools would re-open as scheduled Tuesday morning, Sept. 6, in the wake of Hurricane Hermine. “We…

Storm could impact 2017 property taxes

Damages from Hurricane Hermine that are not rehabilitated before Jan. 1, 2017, will not be taxed for the 2017 tax year, according to Bruce Ratliff, Taylor County property appraiser. No…

Storm surge waters gut Steinhatchee landmark‘Devastated,

The dark water, heaving as if alive, rushed the building in the black hours of night. Furniture—tables, chairs and booths—was tossed around as if it weighed no more than a…

Help ‘Dogs give back

Both the football team and the varsity cheerleader squad for Taylor County High School are encouraging football enthusiasts to attend this Friday night’s game at Dorsett Stadium….and to bring non-perishable…

Residents remain in desperate straits, FEMA aid needed

Steinhatchee Chamber of Commerce President Jim Hunt said Thursday that spirits remain high in the community nearly a week after Hurricane Hermine sent a wall of water through the riverfront…

Food truck averages 100 meals a day

If you’re looking for the scope of the regional response so far to the devastation left behind by Hurricane Hermine, look no further than the Salvation Army food truck which…