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9 years later, sex offender sent to prison

A 61-year-old convicted sex offender is likely to spend his final days in prison after avoiding incarceration for nearly nine years following a 2005 molestation conviction. Edward C. Webb, a…

Fish kill reported six miles offshore

A fish kill was discovered Monday off the Taylor County coast in about 20 feet of water, according to Taylor County Marine Agent Geoff Wallat. It was not clear whether…

Chamber makes final cut in county’s proposed budget

The Taylor County Commission gave its final approval to a $45.6 million 2014-15 county budget during a public hearing held Monday. The board tentatively approved the budget last week during…

SRWMD approves 248-acre land sale

The Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board has approved the sale of a 248- acre Hampton Springs Road tract to Taylor County, calling it a “mutually beneficial transaction.” The…

Scallop season ends in one week

Scallop season ends in one week

Only one week remains before the 2014 scallop season ends on Wednesday, Sept. 24. Although reported catches were hard to find in the early weeks of the season, many scallopers…

Eye on the horizon…

Eye on the horizon…

Several people reported seeing this waterspout off the coast of Keaton Beach shortly after noon on Monday. The twister lasted around 10 to 15 minutes before dissipating. Thunderstorms have been…

FHP begins aggressive driver ticket campaign

Passenger vehicles and tractor trailers share Florida’s highways every day, but too often aggressive driving habits result in deadly crashes between the two, state law enforcement officials say. The Florida…

BioNitrogen, city close to deal on $220 million plant

Efforts by the Taylor County Commission, Perry City Council and Taylor County Development Authority to entice the West Palm Beach-based BioNitrogen to build a multi-million dollar plant in Taylor County…

Council shoots down repeal of $14.95 sewer maintenance fee

Council shoots down repeal of $14.95 sewer maintenance fee

The Perry City Council’s two new members weighed in on opposite sides of the $14.95 sewer maintenance fee issue brought before them at their very first meeting Tuesday, Sept. 9.…

Details of county’s $45.6 million budget spotlighted

The Taylor County Commission tentatively approved its $45.6 million 2014-15 budget during a public hearing Monday and will return next week to give its final approval. The budget includes a…