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Local volunteers honored at United Way gala

Taylor County was well represented among the awardees during the United Way of the Big Bend’s (UWBB) finale event held this week in Tallahassee. The Boys & Girls Club of…

Talks take angry turn

Contention among several of the Taylor County commissioners boiled over during a Steinhatchee workshop last week when a discussion about road paving quickly escalated into a shouting match between Chair…

Gear murder trial slated for late April

Gear murder trial slated for late April

One final round of depositions later this month and the murder case against Billy Gear will be ready for trial. That was the news during a pre-trial hearing held Monday…

How much would you pay for fire protection?

The Taylor County Commission is continuing its efforts to pursue the possibility of levying a fire assessment to fund fire protection services in the county. In January, the commission unanimously…

Supreme Court suspends Decker

Chief Judge Greg Parker assured citizens of the Third Judicial Circuit that there would be “no significant disruption of court services” following the six-month suspension of Circuit Court Judge Andy…

Meth suspect caught in the act

Meth suspect caught in the act

Sgt. Jimmy Cash and Inv. Jason Vinson planned just a “knock and talk” interview Wednesday afternoon when they went to a 5th Street home in Steinhatchee. But their timing could…

Whiddon murder trial set for June

The murder trial of Rodney Whiddon, originally scheduled for last month, has been re-set to a June date. If the trial proceeds as planned, it will fall just one week…

County revisits moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries

Last November, more than 70 percent of Florida voters approved Amendment 2, allowing patients facing “debilitating medical conditions” access to higher strength medical marijuana. Since then, officials on both the…

Legislature could allocate $1.5 million to canal dredging here

With the Taylor County Commission continuing to work on securing funding to dredge the county’s public canals, an appropriations bill has been filed in the Florida House which would provide…

Armed suspect holds police officers at bay

Armed suspect holds police officers at bay

A tense standoff between an armed suspect and dozens of police officers ended without violence Friday morning, Feb. 24, and netted one arrest as well as the seizure of firearms…