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Families evacuate as rain continues

The flooding in Steinhatchee has forced several families to leave their homes, but officials say most people are staying put despite the fact that they can only come and go…

Women in serious condition after head-on crash

Two Perry women were seriously injured when they crashed head-on with a tree Monday night, Aug. 3, on Morgan Whiddon Road. Jumelia Lee, 32, and Alanna Sadler, 31, were both…

Burglars came for scallops, stole fishing equipment and coolers too

Three suspects from Lake County (Clermont)—coming to Perry for scallop season— have been charged in a rash of burglaries in the Keaton Beach area. Justin Cole Delaney, 20, Kenneth Stanbridge,…

County to refinance $11.2 million debt with a rock bottom interest rate: 1.34%

The Taylor County Commission could have a new loan in place by the end of the month to refinance the remaining $11.2 million in debt the county owes from constructing…

High speed chase fueled by ‘Flaka?’

High speed chase fueled by ‘Flaka?’

Derak Cook Jr.’s behavior had become so alarming that his mother successfully sought a Marchman Act (involuntary commitment) order on his behalf. However, before the order could be served, the…

Father, twins hailed as heroes

Father, twins hailed as heroes

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer The sun was just touching the water Sunday evening when Kevin Lambert’s twin boys yelled, “Dad, somebody’s spear fishing!” Having just snapped a…

Teacher killed for guns, arrowheads

Robbery appears to be the motive behind the June shooting death of longtime educator Shelly Strickland, whose nephew, Garrett Arrowood, 26, has been charged with the crime. Weapons and arrowheads…

Trash debate runs afoul with county

Responding to a series of complaints voiced at last week’s county commission meeting against the county’s commercial solid waste contractor, officials are reviewing the issue to determine if there has…

Bank robbery suspect faces 40 years in prison

A Quincy man suspected in a February 2014 bank robbery here was convicted by a federal grand jury last week of back-to-back robberies in Suwannee County. United States Attorney A.…

No one injured in 2-vehicle crash

No injuries were reported in a Thursday morning, two-vehicle crash on Beach Road. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Trooper William Ernest reported that Lanson Catalano, 19, was traveling north on Beach…