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‘It’s okay to tell’: Abuse survivor shares story Tuesday

Sexual abuse awareness advocate Lauren Book will bring her fourth annual “Walk in My Shoes”–a 1,500-mile journey across Florida from the Keys to the Panhandle–to Taylor County when she will…

Jobless rate here tumbles

In its first significant movement in five months, Taylor County’s unemployment rate dropped almost a full percentage point to 8.3 percent, its lowest mark in years. The county’s rate had…

Drug trafficker sentenced to house arrest, probation

Sentencing has begun for Taylor County suspects tied to one of the largest drug trafficking cases in recent history. Troy Gunter and his wife, Jamie, were both sentenced last month.…

Hearing for fired trooper slated May 2

An evidentiary hearing on an appeal filed by former Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Trooper Charles Swindle will be held before the state Public Employee Relations Committee (PERC) May 2 in…

11 appointed to RESTORE committee

The Taylor County Commission appointed 11 local residents to sit on the newly formed RESTORE Act Committee to advise the county on how to spend up to $12 million in…

County pursues grant for Capital Hall upgrades

The Taylor County Commission in considering a grant application to help fund improvements to Forest Capital Hall, home of the Taylor County Extension Office and 4-H program, as well as…

Mother, daughter killed in crash; 4 others critical

Just one day back from her senior cruise, Jakourtney “Tasha” Davis was looking forward to picking up her prom dress on Saturday. But before that, she planned a last-minute trip…

City hosts ‘sneak peek’ pavilion reveal

The City of Perry will hold a “sneak peek” of Rosehead Park’s Grand Pavilion for the community Friday, April 5, from 6-7 p.m. The free event will feature music from…

ATV accident claims life of Land O’Lakes man, 43

An ATV accident that happened just inside the Taylor County line claimed the life of a 43-year-old Land O’Lakes man Friday, March 29. Kearney C. Renwick was discovered by a…

Senate poised to vote on internet cafe ban

With the Florida House already passing a bill that would ban so-called “internet cafes” statewide, the Florida Senate appears poised to do the same as soon as Thursday. After listening…