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Bad weather triggers widespread outage

In what is being described as a “widespread wind event,” a series of storms Sunday brought down trees and caused a power outage affecting much of Perry. The weather also…

Another testing glitch…

For the second time this spring, glitches in the online component of the new Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) prevented local students from taking the test as planned. According to Superintendent…

Secretary of Commerce visits Taylor

Secretary of Commerce visits Taylor

Steinhatchee played host this week to a three-day symposium with economic development professionals from all over the country. The event was hosted by the North Florida Economic Development Partnership —…

Short summer for students?

Taylor County students will likely be returning to class two weeks earlier than originally planned for the 2015-16 school year, after Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed an education accountability bill…

City council stands firm against ‘sports bar’

After opening the door to possibly including a sports-bar type license in its alcohol-service ordinance, the Perry City Council slammed it shut with a unanimous vote Tuesday. Council members did…

Board considers raising pay for school bus drivers

Board considers raising pay for school bus drivers

Facing a shortage of bus drivers, especially substitutes, the Taylor County School Board is considering several ways to entice more people to take the job, including eliminating the requirement that…

BioNitrogen CEO: on track to break ground by year’s end

BioNitrogen remains on schedule and is close to reaching several production milestones in its efforts to construct a $300 million urea fertilizer plant in Taylor County, according to company officials.…

Kornegay off BioNitrogen board

Former BioNitrogen CFO and President Bryan Kornegay has been removed from the company’s board of directors. Perry City Manager Bob Brown told the Taco Times he was notified by the…

Man imprisons, assaults woman

A Steinhatchee man is being held without bond at the Taylor County Jail facing three counts of sexual battery as well as burglary/ battery, trespassing and false imprisonment after holding…

‘Walk in Her Shoes Rally’

‘Walk in Her Shoes Rally’

More than dozen men slipped on high heels, flip flops and sequined sandals to take part in Monday’s second annual “Walk in Her Shoes” rally in recognition of April as…