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Local officials entangled in BioNitrogen lawsuit, called to testify in depositions

City Manager Bob Brown and three other local officials have been subpoenaed to testify in depositions resulting from a lawsuit filed by BioNitrogen against one of its vendors as part…

Pageant contestants step into the pages of history

Pageant contestants step into the pages of history

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer History lessons have never been so sweet. Participants in the Taylor County Historical Society’s first Perry Heritage Pageant shared personal family histories and…

Who you gonna call? Mosquito control

With temperatures on the rise and the threat of Zika virus still present in the state, county officials are asking local residents to report mosquitoes so they can target their…

Arrowood speaks: ‘I had nothing to do with this’

Arrowood speaks: ‘I had nothing to do with this’

Standing before Circuit Judge David Fina wearing an orange inmate jumpsuit, Garrett Arrowood was a sharp contrast to the suit-and-tie clad, clean-shaven defendant the jury saw during his murder trial…

Cell mate says Arrowood confessed; agent testifies victim’s home ‘targeted’

By ANGELA CASTELUCCI / Staff writer State prosecutors John Weed and James McCain called more than dozen witnesses to testify during Garrett Arrowood’s four-day murder trial April 19-22. They included…

Tourism boom for scallop season?

Taylor County could find itself with even more visitors than usual during this summer’s scallop season after the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced this week it was…

3 new candidates make election bids: Folsom, McHargue & Gray

Three more people have filed to run for office in the past week, including a sixth candidate for Taylor County Sheriff. The new hopefuls bring the total number of local…

Former emergency management director announces candidacy for sheriff’s office

Former emergency management director announces candidacy for sheriff’s office

Former Taylor County Emergency Management Director Roy Dennis Woods has announced his candidacy for sheriff. “Upon learning of Sheriff (L.E. “Bummy”) Williams’ decision to retire, and after deliberating for several…

Jury finds Arrowood guilty of murder

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Today’s (April 27) sentencing hearing for Garrett Arrowood, 28, is likely to be a matter of formality rather than substance. A jury found…

Arrowheads, guns lead investigators to three suspects

Arrowheads, guns lead investigators to three suspects

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Crystal blue waters dance in the background while Shelly Strickland looks at the camera with a wide smile. It’s easy to see the…