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Hurricane Hermine inadvertently bolsters county’s foreclosure bid

Taylor County Commissioners are one step closer to foreclosing on an abandoned Cedar Island home which they and neighboring homeowners have called a hazard due to cracks in its pilings…

Festival day dawns with picture-perfect weather

Festival day dawns with picture-perfect weather

The force was strong in Taylor County this past weekend when the 61st annual Florida Forest Festival brought thousands of spectators to the community. The month-long celebration of the forestry…

Suspect ditches car, leaves his 1-year-old child behind

A violent felony offender was charged with child abuse after leading police on a traffic chase Monday night with his one-year-old child in the car with him. Corey Dixon, 35,…

Early voting begins Oct. 24

Early voting for the Nov. 8 General Election begins Monday, Oct. 24, and will continue through Saturday, Nov. 5. Early voting will run for 13 consecutive days from 7 a.m.…

Louisa’s fate in hands of owner

The Louisa has become something of a fixture of Steinhatchee’s riverscape during the past decade or so, but Hurricane Hermine left the massive vessel grounded, listing and holed. The question…

Fueling the festival

Fueling the festival

Georgia-Pacific presented the Florida Forest Festival with a $13,000 donation this week. Foley Cellulose Mill Public Relations Manager Scott Mixon delivered the check to festival representatives at Forest Capital Park…

FB post leads to arrests

Two burglary suspects identified with the help of social media were arrested Friday, Oct. 14. “One of the suspects evidently felt enormous pressure from our Facebook post and kept calling…

Shady Grove’s own honored as a FSU ‘Grad Made Good’

Shady Grove’s own honored as a FSU ‘Grad Made Good’

Craig Nance, a Taylor County native who grew up in Shady Grove, was honored during the “Grads Made Good” portion of Homecoming ceremonies at Florida State University (FSU). The video…

Man spits, swings at officers

A Steinhatchee man was arrested Sunday afternoon after attacking a sheriff’s deputy and violently resisting arrest. Arthur Sidney Hines, 56, was charged with two counts of assault/battery on law enforcement…

Dixon charged with dealing Xanax

A 9 mm Kimber handgun, 39 Xanax pills and a cache of drug paraphernalia were seized following a routine traffic stop Sunday afternoon, Oct. 16, at the intersection of Old…