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New law requires 4- and 5-year-olds to be placed in safety or booster seat

In 2013, five children were killed and 150 injured in Florida traffic crashes as a result of improper or no child restraint use. To date, five children have been killed…

District receives award for speech-therapy services

Having provided more than 275,000 live online speech therapy sessions last year at nearly 1,000 schools, PresenceLearning this month revealed the top performing school districts in its programs nationally, and…

News Forum Fire claims home

A violent thunderstorm swept across the county around midnight Monday, with lightning suspected of igniting a house fire in Steinhatchee on 11th Street East. The blaze gutted the residence but…

Bad day

Bad day

A multitude of state and local agencies responded to an overturned wood chip truck Friday at the intersection of Highway 98 and US. 27 East. Eddie Charles Akins, 60, of…

‘Moody bridge’ request sent to state

Sixty-two years after Shady Grove native PFC Joey Moody was killed in action in Korea, the Taylor County Commission unanimously agreed to request the state name the yet-to-be constructed new…

TCHS grade tumbles to a ‘C’

Just two days before students and faculty at Taylor County High School (TCHS) left for their holiday break, officials learned the school had earned a “C” for the 2013-14 school…

City inks land deal

City inks land deal

During a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Perry City Council agreed to buy several downtown land parcels for some $45,000 to $47,000, cementing its ownership of all property needed to…

Holiday DUI enforcement wave now underway

‘Tis the season to celebrate but the Perry Police Department (PPD) reminds residents to always make sure to have a designated driver and to be vigilant in watching for impaired…

Taylor natives named to top state jobs

With Gov. Rick Scott shuffling his team in preparation for the start of his second term in office next month, two Taylor County natives had their names called this week…

Mandalay boat ramp closes Jan. 5

Mandalay boat ramp closes Jan. 5

Aucilla River’s Williams Fish Camp Landing boat ramp, more commonly referred to as the Mandalay boat ramp, is expected to be closed for nearly two months while crews work on…