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Murder suspect brought from Missouri to face multiple charges here

Murder suspect brought from Missouri to face multiple charges here

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Sandy blonde hair hanging over his eyes and sporting a thick, bushy beard, Mark Ellsworth Lashhorn III appeared to be just another inmate…

Mitchell joins police force

Mitchell joins police force

The Perry Police Department (PPD) welcomed its newest member, Marine veteran Charles “Chas” Mitchell, to the fold with a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday morning. With his father, Jim, in attendance and…

Election year off to a brisk beginning with 22 candidates

In the wake of two local, longtime incumbents announcing they would not seek re-election this year, the number of candidates continues to rise, with three new hopefuls filing paperwork in…

Whiddon will not seek a 7th term

Longtime Taylor County School Board member Darrell Whiddon, who has represented District 3 since 1992, will not seek re-election this year for a seventh term. During the school board’s recent…

Patterson will step down after 4 terms

County Commissioner Pat Patterson, the senior member on the board in her fourth term in office, announced this week that she will not seek a fifth. Patterson, who was first…

Ex-boyfriend charged in Thomas’ stabbing death

Ex-boyfriend charged in Thomas’ stabbing death

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Colleen Charles Thomas, 59, loved nothing more than being on a boat skimming across the Gulf. That, and the University of Florida Gators.…

Strickland murder trial is continued

Live Oak Circuit Judge David W. Fina granted a motion Thursday to delay the start of Garrett Arrowood’s capital murder trial, which was scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 22. The…

Taylor schools earn ‘C’ average

Nearly nine months after the end of the 2014- 15 school year, the Florida Department of Education (DOE) finally released school grades Friday, Feb. 12, and Taylor County schools earned…

NFL honors high schools of Super Bowl athletes

NFL honors high schools of Super Bowl athletes

As part of its celebrations surrounding Superbowl 50, the National Football League (NFL) presented golden footballs to every high school in the country which had produced an athlete who later…

Signing Day at Taylor County High School

Taylor County High School (TCHS) hosted a signing day ceremony Friday, Feb. 12, for five student athletes who will be playing their respective sports at the college level next fall.…