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Emergency officials on watch as tropical storm approaches

Local emergency officials are monitoring the potential development of a tropical wave which could develop later this weekend or early next week as it approaches Florida and possibly the Gulf…

‘Alert Taylor’ system launched

Taylor County Emergency Management has unveiled its new “Alert Taylor” mass notification system which will be used to keep residents informed during possible disasters. “While the system is still under…

Berry pickers arrested

Palmetto berries are in peak season and local landowners are on the alert for illegal harvesting. On Tuesday, Four Rivers Timber & Land hired an airplane to search for trespassers…

Wednesday crash on Puckett Road

Wednesday crash on Puckett Road

Staci Richardson, 32, was cited for reckless driving when she over-corrected while negotiating the curve at Puckett Road and Houck Road Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 24. Her actions caused the 2008…

Still no answers for Head Start

Confusion and mystery continue over what is going to happen to the local Head Start program and its more than 120 students once the Taylor County School District’s contract to…

What can district do to prevent spread of Zika?

Superintendent of Schools Paul Dyal sent a letter to local parents this week, outlining the district’s efforts to prevent the spread of Zika. To date, there have been no reported…

A father’s pride & joy

A father’s pride & joy

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Waiting for the next race, Bobby Hall reminded his 11-year-old son Gino that he had to finish at least in third place in…

Woman faces felony charge for $21,000 grand theft

A longtime employee at a local dentist’s office has been charged with grand theft after the discovery of some $21,000 in misappropriated funds. Sherrie Renee Dice, 54, was booked at…

War of letters continues with locals backing pipeline plan

The war of letters and resolutions continues over the Foley Cellulose Mill’s Fenholloway River pipeline project, with Taylor County’s constitutional officers, along with a number of local agencies, this week…

Residents are voting early and by mail: 1,800 to date

A week remains until the 2016 Primary Election and more than 1,800 Taylor County voters have already cast their ballots. As of presstime Tuesday, 1,096 people had voted by mail,…