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TCSO asks FDLE crime lab for help in search warrant execution

A Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) crime lab team was in Shady Grove last week, assisting the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) execute a search warrant in relation to…

Traffic stop leads to meth charges

A Perry man faces multiple drug charges after tossing a bag later found to contain methamphetamine out of his passenger window as a police officer approached him during a traffic…

Man held for attacking estranged wife

A Perry man faces multiple felony charges after allegedly violating an injunction and attacking his estranged wife at their former home during the early morning hours of Monday, March 27.…

Locals collect $700,000 from FEMA

Locals collect $700,000 from FEMA

Six months after Hurricane Hermine flooded the Taylor County coast, recovery efforts are still underway, with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) providing nearly $700,000 in individual assistance to local…

17 kilos of cocaine seized at airport

17 kilos of cocaine seized at airport

Local law enforcement agencies seized 17 kilos of cocaine with a potential street value of more than $3.5 million on Monday, March 20, during a joint operation at the Perry-Foley…

‘I’ll just be Robert, a husband and father’

‘I’ll just be Robert, a husband and father’

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer It was a scene out of every law enforcement officer’s nightmare. A fellow deputy lay on the ground, his stomach ripped open from…

Elections office on the move?

After a 15-month hiatus, work is once again underway to move the Supervisor of Elections out of the Taylor County Courthouse to a county-owned building on U.S. 19. Responding to…

‘Legal’ pot sends five to hospital

Law enforcement officers and emergency medical services (EMS) responded to five drug overdoses related to synthetic cannabis (also known as “legal”) in less than a 12-hour span Tuesday. Doctors’ Memorial…

Hospice dream becomes reality

Hospice dream becomes reality

It started with a question nearly two years ago. Sherwin Odum asked Big Bend Hospice Community Relations Representative Michele Brantley what would it be like if the hospice actually owned…

Store clerk witnesses brutal attack

A store clerk witnessed a violent encounter between a live-in couple Friday afternoon, reporting she saw the man grab the woman by her hair and slam her head into the…