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Winning writers awarded

Winning writers awarded

The 12 winners of the ninth annual Friends of the Taylor County Public Library Short Story Contest were recognized Monday evening at the library. The contest received a total of…

Arrowood faces life in prison or Death Row

Arrowood faces life in prison or Death Row

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

Man barricades self in house, SWAT called to assist TCSO

Man barricades self in house, SWAT called to assist TCSO

Leon County’s SWAT unit was called into action here Saturday when a Shady Grove man–who authorities thought was possibly armed–barricaded himself in his room after attacking his father. After several…

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…