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Jury selection begins in Phelps murder trial

Jury selection begins in Phelps murder trial

Jury selection began Thursday morning, July 18, for the trial of Lloyd Phelps, the Perry man charged with first-degree murder in the death of Patricia “Niece” Knight. Phelps, 60, was…

Radio station goes silent

Perry’s WNFK 92.1 FM radio station has suspended operations until sometime this fall, according to a company press release. Owner Nick Bolton said the suspension also includes Lake City radio…

Administrative turnover strikes district

With Superintendent Paul Dyal not recommending the re-appointment of principals at Taylor County Elementary School (TCES) and Steinhatchee School, along with the retirement of Taylor Technical Institute’s (TTI) coordinator, the…

Archaeologist takes Kiwanis Club on 40,000-year Aucilla expedition

Archaeologist takes Kiwanis Club on 40,000-year Aucilla expedition

The Aucilla River contains not only evidence of early man, but some of the best preserved plant and animal remains in the world–some dating back nearly 40,000 years, Archaeologist Dr.…

Commission to hold hearings on recreation grant

County commissioners will hold two public hearings next month to consider the upcoming Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) grant cycle. The county has received a number of FRDAP grants…

Officials monitoring Steinhatchee River

Officials monitoring Steinhatchee River

Local emergency management officials are asking residents along the Steinhatchee River to closely monitor the river after its waters rose six feet over the weekend due to the continued heavy…

Ethics complaint dismissed against former state attorney

The Florida Commission on Ethics has found no probable cause to believe former State Attorney Robert L. “Skip” Jarvis misused his position and resources to run records checks through restricted…

City’s lone registered sexual predator moves

The registered sexual predator, whose residence was marked in May by a sign outside his Judson Drive address, no longer resides in Taylor County. City Manager Bob Brown said he…

Unemployment rate breaks trend in May

Taylor County’s unemployment rate had a slight uptick in May, ending a downward trend which began in February. The county’s unemployment rate was 7.6 percent compared t…

Vietnam vets reunite after 44 years

Larry Hodges of Perry, and Wilbert Arrant Jr., of North Carolina, recently reunited for the first time in more than 44 years, along with their families, at Dekle Beach. Hodges…