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Kmart closes doors July 9

Sears Holdings announced late last week that the Perry Kmart store is one of 68 locations, along with 10 Sears stores, that will close this summer. The closing date for…

Relay For Life

Relay For Life

Competing events along with an amended schedule may have robbed Relay For Life of its usual crowd. However, everyone who gathered at Forest Capital Park Saturday afternoon was there in…

BREAKING NEWS: Arrowood found guilty of first degree murder

Garrett A. Arrowood, 28, was found guilty of first degree murder as charged Friday afternoon for the June 2015 shooting death of his aunt, Shelly Strickland. The three-woman, three-man jury…

Arrowood defense rests case without calling a witness

Arrowood defense rests case without calling a witness

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer In a surprising turn Thursday afternoon, the defense for murder suspect Garrett Arrowood rested its case without calling any witnesses or making any…

Second suspect in Tappe murder back in Taylor Co.

Second suspect in Tappe murder back in Taylor Co.

Douglas Mihal was the smallest inmate by stature during his first appearance by video-conference before County Judge Bill Blue on Friday, April 15. But he was facing the most serious…

Five new candidates file to run; Woods switches to sheriff race

The slate of candidates running for local offices continues to expand with five new people–including two former county commissioners–throwing their names into the election, while one candidate has switched races.…

County receives $536,000 to widen Osteen

Taylor County has received an additional $536,000 from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to widen and resurface Osteen Road. The 1.81-mile project will run from U.S. 98 to Woods…

Cancer ‘not getting the best’ of Relay Youth Chair Nicole Myer

For Nicole Myer, who will serve as honorary youth chair of this weekend’s Taylor County Relay For Life, her journey with cancer began with a headache. Six months later, she…

Opening statements begin in Strickland murder trial

Opening statements begin in Strickland murder trial

Jury selection stretched well into the afternoon with more than 100 prospective jurors coming under scrutiny by prosecutors and defense attorneys alike as the trial for murder suspect Garrett Arrowood…

Mayor says council ‘failed employees’ by not censuring Hampton’s actions

Less than a week after being questioned regarding her interaction with city employees, Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton approached one employee’s mother as well as his wife, and made what they called,…