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County’s oldest resident dies at 106

Taylor County’s oldest resident, Alfhild Snell, known by most as Aunt Alfie, died Wednesday. She was 106 years old. She was a familiar sight along Perry’s highways driving around in…

New Taylor County Alliance unites public, private sectors for economic development

New Taylor County Alliance unites public, private sectors for economic development

In an attempt to build off recent economic development successes, the Taylor County Development Authority (TCDA), with community and business leaders in attendance, announced this week a new non-profit organization,…

Principals report FCAT, EOC scores

Although school districts across the state will have to wait until later this summer to find out student scores on the Florida Standards Assessment tests, the Florida Department of Education…

BREAKING: Long-time educator found dead at home; FDLE crime lab enroute

BREAKING: Long-time educator found dead at home; FDLE crime lab enroute

Long-time Taylor County educator Shelly O’Steen Strickland was found dead at her home earlier today (Wednesday, June 24), according to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson. TCSO Capt. Ron Rice…

Covenant Hospice agrees to repay feds $10 million over billing errors

Covenant Hospice, Inc., agreed to pay $10,149,374 to reimburse the government last week for alleged overbilling of Medicare, Tricare and Medicaid for hospice services. The U.S. Department of Justice announced…

Scott vetoes local grant in state budget

Gov. Rick Scott signed the state’s $78 billion budget Tuesday, vetoing more than $450 million in allocations, including a $292,000 grant for improvements to Forest Capital Hall in Taylor County.…

Authorities believe shooting incident which left Old Town man dead was ‘truly accidental’

A shooting incident Saturday night near the Dixie/Taylor County border claimed the life of a 21-year-old man, Garrett Cowart, from Old Town. “All indications show this was truly accidental,” Dixie…

Cough leads to semi-truck crash

An ill-timed cough apparently led to a semi-truck crash Saturday afternoon on U.S. Highway 19. Driver James Lee Thompson, 57, of Auburndale, told Florida Highway Patrol Trooper W.B. Young that…

Pinning ceremony to be held Saturday for TTI’s inaugural class of nursing students

Pinning ceremony to be held Saturday for TTI’s inaugural class of nursing students

For the inaugural class of Taylor Technical Institute’s practical nursing program, this Saturday will mark the culmination of nearly a year of hard work and dedication when they, along with…

Judge hands down orders in McLeod, Denmark suit

A federal judge has given conditional approval for a substantial extension of the discovery deadline in the lawsuit filed by William Daniel McLeod Jr. and Jeremy Denmark against the City…