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Murder suspects cram court docket at Monday hearings

A round of murder suspects cycled in and out of the third floor courtroom Monday morning during a round of pre-trial hearings before Circuit Judge Greg Parker. Mark Lashhorn III,…

County budget talks open with a projected $488,000 deficit

The Taylor County Commission began its 2015- 16 budget cycle this week facing a nearly $500,000 deficit, which does not include any possible raises for county employees. The commissioners held…

Steinhatchee man charged with firing shots at tenant

A dispute between a landlord and tenant Thursday, July 14, escalated into violence with the landlord allegedly firing several shots at the tenant and also threatening to shoot the responding…

Seat belt stop ends with cocaine seizure

Seat belt stop ends with cocaine seizure

A Perry man faces enhanced drug charges for alleged possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church. Approximately five grams of cocaine—much of which was packaged in individual baggies—were…

District scores ‘C’s’ across the board

For the second year in a row, Taylor County schools earned “Cs” all around. This included Taylor County High School (TCHS), Taylor County Middle School, Taylor County Elementary School and…

Man charged with assault after running ex-girlfriend off the road, attacking her

Madison resident Jerry Franklin Sapp, 48, was arrested here Saturday, July 9, after a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) investigation determined that, three days earlier, he allegedly ran his ex-girlfriend’s…

Ratliff seeks third term in property appraiser’s office

Ratliff seeks third term in property appraiser’s office

Bruce A. Ratliff has announced his intentions to seek a third term in office as Taylor County Property Appraiser. “I have had the honor of serving Taylor County since 2008,”…

Dennis vows to ‘stay the course’

Dennis vows to ‘stay the course’

Kenneth Dennis, the most senior elected official in office, has announced his candidacy to seek an eighth term as the Dist. 5 Taylor County School Board representative. “We need to…

A stitch in time

A stitch in time

When members of the Forest Capital Quilting Guild decided to make a quilt in honor of Taylor County’s 160th anniversary, they turned to the past for inspiration. The result is…

EMS responds to chest pains, finds gunshot victim instead

A 25-year-old Perry man remains in critical, but stable, condition at an area hospital after being shot multiple times early Saturday morning, July 9. Tyrone David Miller Jr. was airlifted…