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Teen beaten while crowd watched

A Taylor County High School student was lured out of an apartment and attacked by five to six young men Saturday night while an unknown number of eyewitnesses stood by…

Happening in the Hatch

Happening in the Hatch

Steinhatchee’s first Seafood Festival attracted hundreds of visitors for the all-day event Saturday, April 18. Nearly a dozen vendors lined the street leading to the entertainment area which featured live…

First ‘Founders’ Day’ is Saturday

At the turn of the 20th century, Perry had a population of 100 and four businesses. By the town’s founding in 1903, population had increased by 500 percent. By 1905,…

Bad weather triggers widespread outage

In what is being described as a “widespread wind event,” a series of storms Sunday brought down trees and caused a power outage affecting much of Perry. The weather also…

Another testing glitch…

For the second time this spring, glitches in the online component of the new Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) prevented local students from taking the test as planned. According to Superintendent…

Secretary of Commerce visits Taylor

Secretary of Commerce visits Taylor

Steinhatchee played host this week to a three-day symposium with economic development professionals from all over the country. The event was hosted by the North Florida Economic Development Partnership —…

Short summer for students?

Taylor County students will likely be returning to class two weeks earlier than originally planned for the 2015-16 school year, after Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed an education accountability bill…

City council stands firm against ‘sports bar’

After opening the door to possibly including a sports-bar type license in its alcohol-service ordinance, the Perry City Council slammed it shut with a unanimous vote Tuesday. Council members did…

Board considers raising pay for school bus drivers

Board considers raising pay for school bus drivers

Facing a shortage of bus drivers, especially substitutes, the Taylor County School Board is considering several ways to entice more people to take the job, including eliminating the requirement that…

BioNitrogen CEO: on track to break ground by year’s end

BioNitrogen remains on schedule and is close to reaching several production milestones in its efforts to construct a $300 million urea fertilizer plant in Taylor County, according to company officials.…