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GP pledges $100,000 for Capital Hall

GP pledges $100,000 for Capital Hall

With work well underway on the first phase of renovations to Forest Capital Hall and the Taylor County Commission seeking additional grant funds for the second phase, the county joined…

BREAKING: Arrowood indicted for capital murder

A grand jury indicted Garrett A. Arrowood, 26, for first degree capital murder Monday afternoon (June 29) in relation to the shooting death of his aunt, Shelly O’Steen Strickland, 50.…

FDLE investigating death as homicide

FDLE investigating death as homicide

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) announced Thursday afternoon they were investigating the death of longtime educator Shelly O’Steen Strickland as a homicide.…

County’s oldest resident dies at 106

Taylor County’s oldest resident, Alfhild Snell, known by most as Aunt Alfie, died Wednesday. She was 106 years old. She was a familiar sight along Perry’s highways driving around in…

New Taylor County Alliance unites public, private sectors for economic development

New Taylor County Alliance unites public, private sectors for economic development

In an attempt to build off recent economic development successes, the Taylor County Development Authority (TCDA), with community and business leaders in attendance, announced this week a new non-profit organization,…

Principals report FCAT, EOC scores

Although school districts across the state will have to wait until later this summer to find out student scores on the Florida Standards Assessment tests, the Florida Department of Education…

BREAKING: Long-time educator found dead at home; FDLE crime lab enroute

BREAKING: Long-time educator found dead at home; FDLE crime lab enroute

Long-time Taylor County educator Shelly O’Steen Strickland was found dead at her home earlier today (Wednesday, June 24), according to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson. TCSO Capt. Ron Rice…

Covenant Hospice agrees to repay feds $10 million over billing errors

Covenant Hospice, Inc., agreed to pay $10,149,374 to reimburse the government last week for alleged overbilling of Medicare, Tricare and Medicaid for hospice services. The U.S. Department of Justice announced…

Scott vetoes local grant in state budget

Gov. Rick Scott signed the state’s $78 billion budget Tuesday, vetoing more than $450 million in allocations, including a $292,000 grant for improvements to Forest Capital Hall in Taylor County.…

Authorities believe shooting incident which left Old Town man dead was ‘truly accidental’

A shooting incident Saturday night near the Dixie/Taylor County border claimed the life of a 21-year-old man, Garrett Cowart, from Old Town. “All indications show this was truly accidental,” Dixie…