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Taylor’s crime rate falls; Leon’s tops state

Taylor County’s crime rate fell 7.2 percent in 2014, with the county possessing the 25th lowest rate among Florida’s 67 counties. According to Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s (FDLE) recently…

$12,500 donation to Boys & Girls Club

$12,500 donation to Boys & Girls Club

The Foley Cellulose mill has donated $12,500 to the Boys & Girls Club of Taylor County. “Georgia-Pacific and the Foley Cellulose mill are proud to support the work and mission…

Heart of Hospice

Heart of Hospice

Longtime volunteer Archie Austin was presented the “Heart of Hospice” award during Big Bend Hospice’s annual Taylor Made Sing Friday, June 5. “The ‘Heart of Hospice’ award is given to…

FairPoint office will close July 1

FairPoint Communications has announced the impending closure of its local business office, effective July 1. Once the office is closed, customers will no longer be able to make payments in…

Wiggins issues scam warning

Renewing your license plate tag and registration at the Taylor County Tax Collector’s office has become much easier, thanks to the power of the internet, but motorists are being warned…

Drillers hit water main

Drillers hit water main

Crews preparing for a state resurfacing project on U.S. 27 in Perry struck a city water main on Friday, June 5, damaging the roadway and closing one of the city’s…

Big changes in security coming to courthouse

Big changes in security coming to courthouse

Starting July 1, visitors to the Taylor County Courthouse will be greeted with new security measures that county officials say are being put in place to protect both employees and…

Dismissal motions filed in McLeod- Denmark lawsuit

In motions filed this week in federal court, Sheriff L.E. “Bummy” Williams and Perry Police Chief Jamie Cruse are seeking to have portions of a 28-count complaint filed by former…

Class of 2015

Class of 2015

Family and friends of the 2015 graduating class of Taylor County High School (TCHS) filled much of Dorsett Stadium Saturday, June 6, for commencement ceremonies. Principal Audie Ash welcomed everyone…

Union threats cloud meeting

The Taylor County School Board has put on hold a number of recommended proposals designed to draw more bus drivers to the district after representatives of the Taylor County Non-Instructional…