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‘The best Christmas ever’

‘The best Christmas ever’

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer When Kaitlyn Smith, 9, sat down to write a letter to Santa, she made her dearest wish ring loud and true: “I’ve been…

District heralds the news of improved school grade

After missing out on a “B” by less than 10 points for the past two years, Taylor County High School (TCHS) finally earned its “B” for the 2012-13 school year.…

Oh Santa…

Oh Santa…

Animal lover Georgia Raye Miller has a request that even Santa might find hard to fill: “49 hundred puppies.” That wish topped the list the four-year-old whispered to Santa during…

Crash victim improving by ‘leaps and bounds’

One local family is extra thankful this holiday season, grateful that their prayers have been answered as a loved one continues to recover from a horrific one-vehicle crash. Melissa Robinson,…

Hauling off heavy loads of trash? Bring a helper

Hauling off heavy loads of trash? Bring a helper

When the final gift is opened and the last plate cleared from the dinner table, then the second round of Christmas joy begins—cleaning up. If you are like many families,…

Suicide victim, 74, found at Mandalay boat ramp

A 74-year-old Crawfordville man shot and killed himself in the parking lot of the Taylor County Mandalay Public Boat Ramp Sunday; he was discovered Monday by a kayaker who had…

Fast food worker targets officer in attack

An employee at a local fast food restaurant faces felony charges after allegedly spitting saliva into a law enforcement officer’s hamburger when it was being prepared. Investigators with the Perry…

Shop With a Cop

Shop With a Cop

What could be better than giving a child a $100 gift card and free rein in the toy department? Getting to share the joy in helping make their Christmas wishes…

$50,000 benchmark

$50,000 benchmark

The Taylor County United Way Campaign recently placed the first slice on the “Tree-Meter” at the county courthouse to mark the collection of the first $50,000 of the campaign’s $285,000…

County waives fee for in-town shuttle through Dec. 31

In a showing of holiday spirit, the Taylor County Commission unanimously agreed this week to waive the 50-cent fee for those riding the in-town shuttle through the end of the…