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Local tax office ‘blooms’ on float in Rose Parade

Donate Life Florida, the state’s organ and tissue education organization, honored its motor vehicle and government agency partners with five dedicated roses on the 2014 Donate Life Rose Parade Float,…

Stabbing victim ‘critical’

A Perry woman remains in critical condition at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after allegedly being stabbed multiple times by her husband during a domestic dispute Saturday morning, Dec. 28, at the…

New Port Richey woman trapped in overturned SUV

Taylor County Fire-Rescue crews had to use the “Jaws of Life” to extricate a New Port Richey woman trapped in an overturned vehicle here Saturday night, Dec. 28. “Both passengers…

Fenholloway Bridge to be replaced

The U.S. 27 bridge over the Fenholloway River in eastern Taylor County is scheduled to be replaced beginning Jan. 6, 2014. The latest temporary repairs were made to the bridge…

$369,000 received for Roberts Aman Road resurfacing

Taylor County has received an additional $369,000 in state funding to help complete work on Roberts Aman Road started in 2010 but left incomplete when state funds provided at the…

Economic tide rising in downtown Perry

Economic tide rising in downtown Perry

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer “When the tide rises, everybody floats a little higher.” The tide is rising in downtown Perry and the rippling swells will cover the…

‘The best Christmas ever’

‘The best Christmas ever’

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer When Kaitlyn Smith, 9, sat down to write a letter to Santa, she made her dearest wish ring loud and true: “I’ve been…

District heralds the news of improved school grade

After missing out on a “B” by less than 10 points for the past two years, Taylor County High School (TCHS) finally earned its “B” for the 2012-13 school year.…

Oh Santa…

Oh Santa…

Animal lover Georgia Raye Miller has a request that even Santa might find hard to fill: “49 hundred puppies.” That wish topped the list the four-year-old whispered to Santa during…

Crash victim improving by ‘leaps and bounds’

One local family is extra thankful this holiday season, grateful that their prayers have been answered as a loved one continues to recover from a horrific one-vehicle crash. Melissa Robinson,…