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Taxpayers will see decrease in SRWMD millage rate for 2016

The Suwannee River Water Management District’s Governing Board approved reducing its tentative fiscal year 2016 millage rate. The board voted to reduce the millage rate to 0.4104 from 0.4141, resulting…

Friends of NRA banquet planned

The Taylor County Firends of NRA will be holding their fourth annual banquet on Friday, July 31. beginning at 6 p.m. at the Perry Elks Lodge. The family-friendly event will…

Moments of madness captured in chilling 911 emergency calls

Recounting the 46-second span of time that forever changed his life, Taylor County Deputy Robert Lundy is calm and matter-of-fact. “I’m not even sure if I got all the transmission…

2 more injured by leaping sturgeon

Two more people were injured in a sturgeon strike Monday afternoon, July 13, on the Suwannee River. Old Town residents Nicholas P. Bradley and his wife Jamie L. Bradley were…

Law enforcement peers from across the state honor Lundy

Law enforcement peers from across the state honor Lundy

Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Lundy was honored by his peers from across the state Tuesday when he was named the Florida Sheriffs Association’s (FSA) “Law Enforcement Officer of the…

Budget talks begin in the red

Budget talks begin in the red

The Taylor County Commission began its budget discussions for the 2015-16 fiscal year Thursday morning facing a $500,000 deficit in its general fund despite nearly $630,000 in projected revenue increases.…

10-day crab trap closure will begin here July 20

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in state waters from the Pasco-Hernando county line to the Wakulla-Franklin county line, including all waters of the Ochlockonee River and Bay, must be…

Select housing funds available

Taylor County is working with several state and federal programs to help local low-income residents rehabilitate their homes. The county recently learned it will once again receive $350,000 this year…

Taylor awarded $42,000 grant for restroom construction at Steinhatchee boat ramp

In addition to several grants included as line items in the 2015-16 Florida budget, Taylor County recently learned it will receive a $42,000 grant to help fund the construction of…

Heat index sizzles at 109 degrees

The National Weather Service (NWS) is once again forecasting the heat index will top triple-digits today (Wednesday) and local emergency officials are warning people to take caution while outside. Although…