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‘Avid outdoorsman, people person’ honored with first memorial reef

‘Avid outdoorsman, people person’ honored with first memorial reef

Skimming across the Gulf waters off Taylor County’s coast aboard his boat “The Salt Shaker” was Larry Dasher’s favorite place to be. Even better were “overnighters” spent under the stars…

County commission schedules third budget workshop Tuesday to continue financial talks

With the Taylor County Commission still working to overcome an initial $500,000 deficit in its proposed 2015-16 budget, the board has scheduled a third workshop for Tuesday to hammer out…

Murphy prepared to take the lead in honoring soldiers

Murphy prepared to take the lead in honoring soldiers

While joining the rest of the country in mourning the deaths of five American soldiers killed Thursday in Chattanooga, Tenn., Taylor County Clerk of Court Annie Mae Murphy was also…

Alcohol a factor in bridge crash at SGI

Alcohol was a factor in a vehicle crash Saturday where a Perry man stepped into the path of an on-coming vehicle crossing the St. George Island Bridge in Franklin County.…

Close call on Beach Road

Close call on Beach Road

The driver and passenger of this Ford F-150 came within a hairsbreadth of crashing into a power pole Monday afternoon, after the vehicle rolled once. The truck came to stop…

Property values on the rise: 5%

For the second year in a row, the total real property value in Taylor County is projected to increase. This follows five straight years of declines during which the county…

Taxpayers will see decrease in SRWMD millage rate for 2016

The Suwannee River Water Management District’s Governing Board approved reducing its tentative fiscal year 2016 millage rate. The board voted to reduce the millage rate to 0.4104 from 0.4141, resulting…

Friends of NRA banquet planned

The Taylor County Firends of NRA will be holding their fourth annual banquet on Friday, July 31. beginning at 6 p.m. at the Perry Elks Lodge. The family-friendly event will…

Moments of madness captured in chilling 911 emergency calls

Recounting the 46-second span of time that forever changed his life, Taylor County Deputy Robert Lundy is calm and matter-of-fact. “I’m not even sure if I got all the transmission…

2 more injured by leaping sturgeon

Two more people were injured in a sturgeon strike Monday afternoon, July 13, on the Suwannee River. Old Town residents Nicholas P. Bradley and his wife Jamie L. Bradley were…