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Women seriously injured in crash

Two Georgia women were seriously injured in a Sunday afternoon crash about seven miles south of Perry on U.S. 19. Lillan J. Hightower, 79, and Abbie Derrell Hightower, 80, both…

FDOT announces road and lane closures for April 27 – May 3

FDOT announces road and lane closures for April 27 – May 3

The Florida Department of Transportation issued the following notice about upcoming road and lane closures in Taylor County for April 27 to May 3: U.S. 221: Daytime lane closures after…

Reed critical after being trapped underwater in vehicle crash

A 46-year-old Taylor County man is fighting for his life after crashing his truck into the Steinhatchee River early Wednesday morning and being trapped underwater. Stephen Reed, of Steinhatchee, remains…

Senate gives counties breathing room on Medicaid’s additional annual costs?

The Florida Senate on Tuesday modified a bill overhauling the way counties will be required to pay the state for certain Medicaid expenses, and although the new legislation will still…

Forest Capital Hall grant to fund sprinkler system?

The Taylor County Commission is moving forward with a grant application to fund improvements to Forest Capital Hall. The commission last week held the second of two public hearings on…

Jobless rate drops to its lowest mark since October 2008

For the second month in a row, Taylor County’s unemployment rate experienced a significant drop in March, now resting at 7.7 percent, its lowest level since October 2008. After staying…

Buckeye to be acquired by Georgia-Pacific

Buckeye to be acquired by Georgia-Pacific

Buckeye Technologies, Inc., (NYSE:BKI) and Georgia-Pacific LLC Wednesday, April 24, announced that they have reached a definitive agreement for Georgia-Pacific to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Buckeye Technologies’…

Standards lowered for graduation?

For the second time in three years, the Florida Legislature has passed a major overhaul to the state’s high school graduation requirements, this time rolling back some of the most…

Phelps set for July trial docket

Lloyd Phelps is on a fast track to face a jury for the 2006 killing of Patricia “Niece” Knight and could be on the trial docket as early as July.…

County to grant permits for longterm parking on right-of-way

The Taylor County Commission last week approved a change to the land development code which will allow landowners to apply for a permit to park recreation vehicles (RV) on the…