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Internet cafes banned; 3 close here

Taylor County has three fewer businesses than it did at the beginning of the week after Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill into law banning so-called “internet cafes,” closing…

Saturday mail run will stay, for now

The United States Postal Service’s (USPS) plan to end Saturday mail delivery in August has been officially delayed after the U.S. Congress stepped in the way. In February, USPS officials…

Suspect flees in middle of trial

Accused drug trafficker Daniel M. McCune opted to leave his fate in the hands a jury, turning down a plea offer that included reduced charges, probation and no jail time.…

‘It’s okay to tell’: Abuse survivor shares story Tuesday

Sexual abuse awareness advocate Lauren Book will bring her fourth annual “Walk in My Shoes”–a 1,500-mile journey across Florida from the Keys to the Panhandle–to Taylor County when she will…

Jobless rate here tumbles

In its first significant movement in five months, Taylor County’s unemployment rate dropped almost a full percentage point to 8.3 percent, its lowest mark in years. The county’s rate had…

Drug trafficker sentenced to house arrest, probation

Sentencing has begun for Taylor County suspects tied to one of the largest drug trafficking cases in recent history. Troy Gunter and his wife, Jamie, were both sentenced last month.…

Hearing for fired trooper slated May 2

An evidentiary hearing on an appeal filed by former Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Trooper Charles Swindle will be held before the state Public Employee Relations Committee (PERC) May 2 in…

11 appointed to RESTORE committee

The Taylor County Commission appointed 11 local residents to sit on the newly formed RESTORE Act Committee to advise the county on how to spend up to $12 million in…

County pursues grant for Capital Hall upgrades

The Taylor County Commission in considering a grant application to help fund improvements to Forest Capital Hall, home of the Taylor County Extension Office and 4-H program, as well as…

Mother, daughter killed in crash; 4 others critical

Just one day back from her senior cruise, Jakourtney “Tasha” Davis was looking forward to picking up her prom dress on Saturday. But before that, she planned a last-minute trip…