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A boon for tourism: Steinhatchee added to saltwater paddling trail

Local officials have approved a proposed extension to the Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail to include the Steinhatchee River to Steinhatchee Falls. The scenic water trail currently runs for 105…

TCHS Class of 2014 graduates

TCHS Class of 2014 graduates

Friends and family of the 107 graduating seniors in the Taylor County High School Class of 2014 gathered at Dorsett Stadium Saturday, June 7, for commencement ceremonies. Following speeches from…

How did Taylor students fare on FCAT?

With the release of the remaining Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) scores Friday, local school officials are heralding signs of improvement in many areas. “We experienced quite a lot of…

Protect your trees from Southern Pine Beetles; assistance available

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam has announced that the Florida Forest Service is now accepting applications for the Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program. The sign-up period…

Jones is new head coach

Jones is new head coach

Tanner Jones has been administratively placed as the head football coach and athletic director at Taylor County High School, according to Supt. Paul Dyal. Jones, who came to Taylor County…

Cruce carries on family tradition

Cruce carries on family tradition

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer When it was announced Taylor County High School (TCHS) senior Katherine Claire Cruce would be valedictorian for the Class of 2014, it was not…

Hilton’s academic success came early

Hilton’s academic success came early

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer For Taylor County High School Salutatorian John Hilton Jr., it isn’t all the “As” he made in school that he remembers…but rather the…

Mill back online

Georgia-Pacific’s Foley Cellulose Mill is back to full operation after a electrical failure shut down the plant last week and resulted in an accidental release of chlorine dioxide. “As of…

City to require ID ‘tags’ for ATVs, dirt bikes?

Responding to complaints from neighboring residents and an appeal from local law enforcement, the Perry City Council is considering an ordinance that would require ATV (4-wheelers) and dirt bike owners…

Man claims excessive force used in arrest, plans to sue

Man claims excessive force used in arrest, plans to sue

A Perry man has filed notice he intends to sue the City of Perry in connection to a July 2013 DUI (driving under the influence) arrest he claims involved excessive…