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Restoring history

Restoring history

The Taylor County Historical Society recognized Doyle Lundy for his restoration of the Bloodworth building and other downtown properties. Above, President J.T. Davis, left, presents Lundy a custom-framed, limited edition…

Don’t fall for it!

If you win the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes, nobody will call you. That’s what a local resident has learned, and hopes to share with others, since being “scammed” by a…

Tropical Storm Colin brings rain, coastal flooding

Tropical Storm Colin brings rain, coastal flooding

Tropical Storm Colin passed directly over Taylor County in the early morning hours of Tuesday, causing minor flooding along the coast and bringing heavy rain to portions of the county.…

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Steinhatchee man, volunteers press on

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Steinhatchee man, volunteers press on

Co-workers often know a person best, given the hours spent together–especially when you share an office. “Our desks faced each other at work. Over our monitors, I could see his…

Dyal unveils plan to combine two grades per class at Steinhatchee

Under a proposed staffing plan unveiled Tuesday by Superintendent Paul Dyal, students at Steinhatchee School will be combined into classes made up of two grades each beginning next school year.…

Agner announces school board bid

Agner announces school board bid

Bonnie Sue Agner, whose husband Sammy served four terms as school board representative, has declared her candidacy for the District 1 (school board) seat. “I am so excited about the…

BREAKING: Tropical Storm Colin eyes Big Bend coastline

BREAKING: Tropical Storm Colin eyes Big Bend coastline

Tropical Storm Colin is expected to make landfall along the Big Bend coastline Monday (June 6) afternoon or evening, prompting a tropical storm warning for Taylor County. Weather forecasters are…

Volunteer crews search Taylor, Dixie coastline

Volunteer crews search Taylor, Dixie coastline

Shifting winds and currents prompted crews to concentrate additional efforts on land Wednesday in the search for missing boater Edward “Eddie” Viola, 53, last seen Sunday evening. The Florida Fish…

Firefighters battling on two fronts

Firefighters battling on two fronts

Wildland firefighters with the Florida Forest Service continue battling two wildfires ignited by lightning in Taylor County: The Tide Swamp Fire located in the Big Bend Wildlife Management Area near…

35 candidates meet petition deadline

All current county candidates running for office in 2016 have qualified by the petition method, avoiding what can be expensive qualifying fees. According to Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland, all…