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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…

Mother of three remains critical after rollover crash

A Taylor County mother continues to fight for her life after a sustaining multiple critical injuries in a rollover crash Thursday night on Carlton Cemetery Road. Melissa Robinson, 29, remains…

BluesBQ festival sets taste buds aflame with good eats

BluesBQ festival sets taste buds aflame with good eats

With scores of barbecue teams in town to compete, multiple bands taking the stage and hundreds of volunteers hours coming to fruition this past weekend for the sixth annual Southern…

Local author sees national & international book launch

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer Back in the late 1980s, Anthony White was working on a screenplay about two teen brothers and a shared love. Upon the advice of…

Local residents, officials air concerns during Monday meeting with Beshears, Montford

Local residents, officials air concerns during Monday meeting with Beshears, Montford

Taylor County’s legislative delegation–Rep. Halsey Beshears and Sen. Bill Montford–held a public hearing Monday evening during which they listened to questions and concerns from local officials and residents. Montford began…