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Taylor County son who died in Korean POW camp will be honored on Memorial Day

Taylor County son who died in Korean POW camp will be honored on Memorial Day

Lum L. Slaughter was 19 years old when he joined the U.S. Army on Dec. 28, 1948. Two short years later, just three months after his 22nd birthday, Slaughter’s family…

Bulldogs tangle with NFC May 22

The Taylor County High football team will wrap up its spring drills this Friday when perennial powerhouse North Florida Christian comes to town for the annual spring game. The public…

Transportation program provides more than 20,000 rides each year

Taylor County’s Transportation Disadvantaged Program continues to provide more than 20,000 low-cost shuttle rides to local residents each year. The Taylor County Commission recently held its annual public hearing to…

Historical salute

Historical salute

Lydia Hendry Andrews was presented the Wilson T. Hendry- W.H. Peacock Award for her contributions to preserving Taylor County’s during the annual Taylor County Historical Society banquet Saturday, May 16,…

Fire claims home

Fire claims home

A family of five lost their home and all of their possessions in a fire which gutted the house they were renting Tuesday evening. According to Taylor County Fire-Rescue Chief…

Woman charged with DUI, child abuse after fleeing LEO with toddler in vehicle

A Perry mother was charged with child abuse after fleeing a law enforcement officer with her toddler–unrestrained in a child safety seat—in the vehicle with her. Jennifer Cashman, 31, was…

X marks the spot

X marks the spot

Many residents have wondered about the brightly painted “Xs” marking downtown sidewalks and curbs along Jefferson Street. This week, they got their answer when construction crews began working to tear…

Shorter summer for students

It is now official. The upcoming summer break for Taylor County students will be two weeks shorter than originally thought. This comes after the Florida Legislature passed a bill during…

3 charged in attack

Two Taylor County High School students and a 20-year-old have been charged with simple battery (a misdemeanor) in connection with an April 18 attack on another high school student while…

Relay for hope, relay for life

Relay for hope, relay for life

Sand gnats may have outnumbered participants, but the 2015 Relay For Life at Forest Capital Park Friday was a much-appreciated event for dozens of cancer survivors and their families. Participating…