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First new arrivals of 2014 are ‘Taylor-made’

2014 is starting off with a baby boom, with two new “Taylor-made” arrivals being born within hours of one another on Wednesday, Jan. 1, at Tallahassee Memorial. Joey and Vanessa…

Local agencies band together for training exercise

Residents should not worry if they see an increased law enforcement presence around a local school next week—several local agencies will be beginning their new year with a special training…

In the spotlight

In the spotlight

Two of Taylor County’s young stars are stepping into the spotlight during back-to-back events this week. (Above) Makenzie Cannon, this year’s Florida Forest Festival Distinguished Young Woman (DYW), will represent…

Candidates are off to a running start for ‘14

With seven local officials up for re-election this year, combined with a full slate of state seats set to be on the ballot, 2014 is shaping up to be another…

Local tax office ‘blooms’ on float in Rose Parade

Donate Life Florida, the state’s organ and tissue education organization, honored its motor vehicle and government agency partners with five dedicated roses on the 2014 Donate Life Rose Parade Float,…

Stabbing victim ‘critical’

A Perry woman remains in critical condition at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after allegedly being stabbed multiple times by her husband during a domestic dispute Saturday morning, Dec. 28, at the…

New Port Richey woman trapped in overturned SUV

Taylor County Fire-Rescue crews had to use the “Jaws of Life” to extricate a New Port Richey woman trapped in an overturned vehicle here Saturday night, Dec. 28. “Both passengers…

Fenholloway Bridge to be replaced

The U.S. 27 bridge over the Fenholloway River in eastern Taylor County is scheduled to be replaced beginning Jan. 6, 2014. The latest temporary repairs were made to the bridge…

$369,000 received for Roberts Aman Road resurfacing

Taylor County has received an additional $369,000 in state funding to help complete work on Roberts Aman Road started in 2010 but left incomplete when state funds provided at the…

Economic tide rising in downtown Perry

Economic tide rising in downtown Perry

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer “When the tide rises, everybody floats a little higher.” The tide is rising in downtown Perry and the rippling swells will cover the…