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Perry man arrested on out-of-state child sex abuse charges

A 68-year-old former Beloit, Wis., man was arrested in Perry Monday on an out-of-state warrant charging him with two counts of repeated sexual assault on a child. Two local members…

Buckeye merger ‘done deal’

Georgia-Pacific LLC and Buckeye Technologies Inc. completed the previously announced acquisition of Buckeye by Georgia-Pacific on Friday. Under the merger agreement, all outstanding shares of Buckeye Technologies’ common stock were…

County receives $2.5 million in paving funds

Taylor County has received $2.5 million in additional state funds to help complete three road resurfacing projects. The county commission approved three supplemental agreements last week with the Florida Department…

FDOT to resurface, widen Johnson Stripling Road

Citing hazardous conditions and a history of fatality crashes, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has agreed to resurface and widen Johnson Stripling Road at no cost to Taylor County.…

Wiggins to head United Way campaign

Wiggins to head United Way campaign

After once again meeting its fund-raising goal last year, the Taylor County United Way Campaign is preparing to begin its 2013-14 fund-raising season, and leading the charge is Chairman Mark…

FSU announces weather balloon launch

Florida State University’s (FSU) meteorology department is asking local residents to be on the lookout for small payloads of scientific instruments that have been launched as part of a weather…

Buckeye merger with GP finalized

Buckeye Technologies Inc. has announced that it expects to finalize its merger with Georgia-Pacific today (Friday, Aug. 23). In a brief press release issued Thursday, the company said that the…

AMTEC dedicates new Taylor County facility

AMTEC dedicates new Taylor County facility

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer Just a year after AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems, Inc., (ALS) announced it was relocating its headquarters and manufacturing operations from Arkansas to Taylor County, the…

Teens injured in morning crash

Two Taylor County High School students were injured in a three-vehicle crash that happened around 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Green Street and Center (near First Baptist Church).…

Montford: ‘Taylor leads the way’

State Sen. Bill Montford said he will be pointing to Taylor County in the future as an example of how various government agencies can work together to land industries in…