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Jess to compete at Westminster

Jess to compete at Westminster

In a history-making move, a dog owned by local residents will represent Taylor County at the prestigious Westminster Dog Show in New York City, N.Y. Jess, formally known as GCH…

Hampton seeks amnesty for horse owners she filed complaints against

“I want to correct a wrong.” With that short statement, Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton set the stage Tuesday night for the city to address, once again, its policies regarding horses being…

Time to get SAUCED!

Time to get SAUCED!

Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce President Dawn Taylor, along with LeAnne Powell and Sandy Gail Chester, flew to Charlotte, N.C., this week to talk on-air with radio personalities John Boy…

Minimum wage will jump to $8.05 on Jan. 1

Starting on Jan. 1, Florida minimum wage will be above $8 for the first time after it jumps 12 cents to $8.05. This follows a 14-cent increase this year, a…

White’s second novel will hit bookshelves across the U.S.

White’s second novel will hit bookshelves across the U.S.

By MARK VIOLA  / Staff writer This time last year, author Anthony White, who writes under the penname Anthony Lamarr, was preparing for the mass-market publication of his novel “Our…

PPD ahead of the curve when it comes to body cams for officers

With the national spotlight bearing down on law enforcement agencies across the country and federal officials promising millions toward the purchase of new security equipment for officers (including body cameras),…

Ready for a smokin’ good time?

With more than 50 professional barbecue cook teams and some 120 judges expected in town the seventh annual Southern Pine Blues & BBQ Festival, several local hotels are already booked…

Open House heralds the holidays

Open House heralds the holidays

Cherished traditions returned and new memories were made during the annual Downtown Christmas Open House Friday, Dec. 5. Red flashing lights heralded the arrival of Santa Claus perched atop a…

Must we feed them on weekends too?

Must we feed them on weekends too?

By SUSAN H. LINCOLN / Managing Editor It’s a question that has resonated throughout the community: if we feed children both breakfast and lunch at school (at no charge), as…

Man, 48, who ‘escaped’ while on work release nabbed in Georgia

A fifth suspect has been apprehended after his photo was included in a Crimestoppers bulletin published through a partnership with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO), Big Bend Crimestoppers and…