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Swearingen named interim sheriff in Leon County

Taylor County native Robert Swearingen has been appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott as interim sheriff for Leon County following the Dec. 24 death of Sheriff Larry Campbell, who succumbed…

Donating history

Donating history

Auley and Patricia Rowell were set to complete their donation of Rosehead Spring (in Folsom Park) to the City of Perry Tuesday, Dec. 30. The city also reached a deal…

FFS shares wildfire report

The Florida Forest Service (FFS) responded to 36 wildfires in Taylor County during the fiscal year ending June 30, a slight decrease over the previous year. FFS Forest Area Supervisor…

Busted city water line nearly sinks Christmas

Busted city water line nearly sinks Christmas

City workers found themselves in the unlikely position of saving Christmas Wednesday morning, working quickly to repair a busted water line that jeopardized water flow for the entire city. The…

What’s under the tree in Steinhatchee? $140,000!

Just in time for Christmas, the county received a $140,000 donation this week for projects in Steinhatchee. The Taylor County Commission held a special meeting Tuesday morning to officially accept…

County gets $750,000 for housing rehab projects

Thanks to several other projects elsewhere in the state falling through, the Taylor County Commission recently learned it would be receiving a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the…

New law requires 4- and 5-year-olds to be placed in safety or booster seat

In 2013, five children were killed and 150 injured in Florida traffic crashes as a result of improper or no child restraint use. To date, five children have been killed…

District receives award for speech-therapy services

Having provided more than 275,000 live online speech therapy sessions last year at nearly 1,000 schools, PresenceLearning this month revealed the top performing school districts in its programs nationally, and…

News Forum Fire claims home

A violent thunderstorm swept across the county around midnight Monday, with lightning suspected of igniting a house fire in Steinhatchee on 11th Street East. The blaze gutted the residence but…

Bad day

Bad day

A multitude of state and local agencies responded to an overturned wood chip truck Friday at the intersection of Highway 98 and US. 27 East. Eddie Charles Akins, 60, of…