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13-year-old crashes car

A 13-year-old driver crashed into a power pole in the early morning Thursday but escaped with no injuries. Few details regarding the crash or the circumstances surrounding the underage driver…

Trump, Clinton carry Taylor

It was smooth sailing for Tuesday’s Presidential Preference Primary (PPP), with all election results tallied less than half an hour after the polls closed. “I am so proud of the…

Teen tangles with water moccasin

Teen tangles with water moccasin

For Taylor County High School (TCHS) sophomore Josh Mixon, Spring Break 2016 is one he, and his parents, Scott and Lori, is likely never to forget. The 15-year-old quarterback for…

Woman critically injured in rollover crash

Woman critically injured in rollover crash

A Port St. Joe woman received critical injuries in a one-vehicle rollover crash early Wednesday morning some 10 miles down Puckett Road. Mary Vaughan, 70, was transported to Tallahassee Memorial…

Taylor dodges governor’s veto pen

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday he would use his line-item veto power to remove $256 million in funding from the 2016 state budget, but Taylor County’s allocations escaped this…

Houck seeks to regain county seat; Reaves sets sights on Dist. 1

Taylor County’s candidate ranks continue to swell with two additional residents declaring their race intentions. Former county commissioner Lonnie A. Houck Jr. will seek a return to his Dist. 3…

Woman, 21, pinned inside crashed car

Woman, 21, pinned inside crashed car

A 21-year-old Perry woman is home recovering after being pinned inside her vehicle after it crashed early Saturday, March 12, on Puckett Road. Kesunte Weaver was rushed by ambulance to…

Fire at Gilman’s

Fire at Gilman’s

Taylor County Fire Rescue and the City of Perry Fire Department responded to a “chip bin” fire at Gilman Building Products Monday, shortly after 1 p.m. Crews extinguished lower level…

April 19 trial date set for Strickland murder case

A new trial date has been set for Garrett Arrowood’s capital murder case, originally slated for Feb. 22. The courts have set aside four days in April for what is…

White sandy beach awaits at Hodges Park

White sandy beach awaits at Hodges Park

Hodges Park in Keaton Beach has received a major facelift from county crews who repainted the facility, cleared away much of the existing plant growth and deposited about 800 tons…