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When do you vote for your favorite?

Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland and Tax Collector Mark Wiggins will both serve a second term in office after the qualifying deadline for the 2016 election cycle arrived Friday, June…

A walk in the park

Construction on the final phase of Rosehead Park is well underway and officials hope to see it completed by year’s end. This week saw crews digging up a portion of…

Felony criminal mischief charges dropped

The State Attorney’s Office has dismissed felony criminal mischief charges against former county commissioner Walter Rowell, 65. Rowell was arrested May 12 and charged with felony criminal mischief for allegedly…

McHargue throws hat in ring for property appraiser’s office

McHargue throws hat in ring for property appraiser’s office

Local businessman James McHargue, who has 31 years of experience with his family business, has announced his candidacy for the office of Taylor County Property Appraiser. “I will bring the…

Local family mourns passing of bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley

By SUSAN H. LINCOLN / Managing Editor When news of the death of bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley emerged last week, you might not have connected the dots all the way…

Record scallop counts

Record scallop counts

  This year’s scallop season, which opens Saturday, June 25, looks to offer a bumper crop to both locals as well as the thousands of visitors expected here during the…

Deming clinches second term

The field is set for the Perry City Council’s upcoming races with Mayor Mike Deming (Dist. 3) sailing into a second term without opposition. Councilwomen Venita Woodfaulk (Dist. 1) and…

Marina for sale? Should county buy?

Could the Taylor County Commission be interested in purchasing the former Keaton Beach Marina? After a brief discussion during their meeting this week, commissioners signaled they are at least willing…

Cone pays $5,890 fee, gets in the running for Clerk of Court

Three new candidates have filed to run for local offices, including Calvin Cone, who is challenging incumbent Clerk of Court Annie Mae Murphy. Cone filed his paperwork this week to…

Blount announces candidacy for Dist. 5 county commission seat

Blount announces candidacy for Dist. 5 county commission seat

Looking to “give back to the community and work to make Taylor County a better place for families,” Johnnie Mae Blount (D) has announced her candidacy for the Board of…