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No tax increase for city residents

The Perry City Council is holding the line on property taxes for city residents, but is eyeing incremental fee increases for some utility services. “I remember so well the last…

Commissioners welcome ‘payment in lieu of taxes’ check from SRWMD

Commissioners welcome ‘payment in lieu of taxes’ check from SRWMD

The Suwannee River Water Management District on Monday presented the Taylor County Commission with a check for $17,701 as payment in lieu of taxes. The payment in lieu of taxes…

County forging ahead with Phase III of sports complex

The Taylor County Commission is moving forward with Phase III of the Taylor County Sports Complex, which will include the addition of a softball field and a baseball field, even…

More improvements for Hodges Park?

Taylor County commissioners are considering an application to the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) for a grant to fund improvements at Hodges Park in Keaton Beach. The board held…

McLeod is found not guilty

McLeod is found not guilty

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Daniel McLeod put his face in his hands and began to sob as Clerk of Court Annie Mae Murphy read a verdict of…

Taylor Elementary, Tech both get new leadership

Taylor County Elementary School (TCES) has a new principal and Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) a new director, both hired from outside the district. The Taylor County School Board approved the…

County balances budget; taxes stay level

The Taylor County Commission has balanced its 2013-14 budget while keeping its tax rates the same after utilizing a significant amount of cash carry forward funds from the previous year…

Respite from rain allows rivers to fall

Taylor County’s rivers are dropping after a significant reduction in rain totals over the past week. According to Taylor County Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Spradley, the rivers are “coming down…

School board signs off on ‘13-14 budget

The Taylor County District School Board approved its 2013-14 tentative budget Tuesday during a public hearing at which no one from the public offered any comments. The board approved 4-0…

Teens escape injury

Two Miami Shores residents escaped a one-vehicle crash Wednesday on U.S. 98 with minor injuries. Jonathan L. Lisaiken, 18, was driving a 2007 Nissan Murano east on U.S. 98 around…