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Earn high school diploma at library

The Taylor County Public Library, which has long since grown beyond offering just books and instead has become home to a wide range of community services, is once again taking…

TCSO seizes $50,000 in drugs, cash after chase

TCSO seizes $50,000 in drugs, cash after chase

Deputies seized an estimated $50,000 worth of illegal drugs and cash following a high-speed chase down Johnson Stripling Road that ended with the suspect being airlifted to Tallahassee after sustaining…

Teen app promises fun, but delivers trouble

Taylor County High School (TCHS) officials are warning parents about a new app called “After School” that allows teens to post comments anonymously on a message board accessible only by…

Seven candidates saddle up for 2016 campaigns

The first general primary election for local offices is more than seven months away, but candidates are not wasting time before tossing their political hats into the ring. The majority…

Feagle, Rowell spar over land donation offers for Shady Grove

Feagle, Rowell spar over land donation offers for Shady Grove

The Taylor County Commission recently turned down two land offers for projects in Shady Grove. Auley Rowell addressed the board last week, offering property to expand the Shady Grove fire…

Man, 24, charged for online sexual relationship with teen

A 24-year-old Perry man investigators say was involved in a highly sexual online relationship with a 15-year-old girl was arrested Friday evening, Jan. 8. Polk County detectives issued an arrest…

Darnell leaves behind 3 young sons

Darnell leaves behind 3 young sons

Her smile brightened a room and her love for her three sons was for all to see. That’s the Melissa Darnell her family recalls as they undertake making arrangements for…

Travel expo spotlights ‘our good nature’

Travel expo spotlights ‘our good nature’

What does Taylor County have in common with Lake George, N.Y., Las Vegas, Nev., Maui, Hawaii, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the British Virgin Islands and Antarctica, along with Ecuador, Mexico,…

Three new bridges in Taylor’s future?

Although work is not expected to begin for a few more years, the Taylor County Commission took a necessary step recently on three state-funded bridge replacements in the county. Last…

Ex-boyfriend charged with capital murder

Ex-boyfriend charged with capital murder

A custody struggle over a two-month-old baby turned deadly Wednesday, leaving a 36-year-old Perry man, Billy Gear, facing a capital murder charge for the death of a 23-year-old mother. The…