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Taylor solar plant first in Duke’s STEM partnership with schools

Taylor solar plant first in Duke’s STEM partnership with schools

Local and state leaders joined Duke Energy to celebrate the groundbreaking of the company’s new five-megawatt Perry Solar Facility Friday morning. The threat of severe weather forced the event indoors…

Brown named district ‘Teacher of the Year’

Brown named district ‘Teacher of the Year’

By MARK VIOLA  / Staff writer Superintendent Paul Dyal did not carry the traditional bouquet of roses when he entered Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) Welding Instructor Tim Brown’s classroom Friday…

Harris honored as district’s non-instructional employee of year

Harris honored as district’s non-instructional employee of year

When Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) custodian Rosa Marie Harris was called to the administration building Friday morning, she wasn’t greeted by a new chore or assignment for the day. Instead,…

BREAKING: Father, son charged in Strickland murder

A Third Judicial Circuit Grand Jury on Thursday, Jan. 21, returned indictments on Manden Whiddon and his father Rodney Whiddon in relation to the 2015 murder of Shelly Strickland, 50,…

Steinhatchee parents, residents want their school to remain open

Steinhatchee parents, residents want their school to remain open

Fearing alleged reports of the possible closure of Steinhatchee School, parents and community members responded en masse at the Taylor County School Board’s Tuesday night meeting. The standing-room-only crowd was…

Glover to run for school supt.

School Board member Danny Glover Jr. (D) has given notice he will seek the district’s top administrative office, superintendent of schools. The Dist. 1 representative is among the latest trio…

Fellow inmates charged with murder of Naples’ notorious pipe bomb killer

Two fellow inmates have been charged with the July 2015 murder of a Naples man serving a life sentence for the pipe bomb killing of his mother and brother. All…

Graham’s farm tour includes work day at citrus nursery

Graham’s farm tour includes work day at citrus nursery

U.S. Representative Gwen Graham brought her 2016 North Florida Farm Tour to Taylor County Wednesday with a work day at Murphy Citrus Nursery. Graham was on the second day of…

Shady Grove to get community center

Spurred by a request from Commissioner Pam Feagle and about a dozen Shady Grove residents in attendance at Tuesday’s board meeting, the Taylor County Commission is moving forward with designing…

Arrest is made in mud bog hit-and-run crash

A 19-year-old Weeki Wachee man faces two felony charges for a hit-and-run crash that happened Florida Forest Festival weekend during the annual bog at Iron Horse Mud Ranch. Shane Bradley…