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Bonus pay for teachers, faculty?

Faculty and staff at four local schools could receive a bonus in their March paychecks thanks to a state program that rewards schools showing improvements in their annual grade. The…

Bring on da’ crab!

Bring on da’ crab!

Applications are still available for the Swampwater Cook-Off, slated Saturday during the seventh annual Fiddler Crab Festival in Steinhatchee. Tasting begins at noon and cash prizes will be awarded for…

Live Oak man, 64, critical after Steinhatchee crash

Rain and wet roads may have been a contributing factor in a noon crash Wednesday in Steinhatchee that left a Live Oak man was critically injured. According to the Florida…

Educators Hall of Fame inducts 3 Tuesday

With a combined 116 years of service to the Taylor County School District, two retired teachers and a retired bus driver will be inducted into the Educators’ Hall of Fame…

Governor’s budget includes $5.8 million for new primary school here

Governor’s budget includes $5.8 million for new primary school here

When Florida Governor Rick Scott released his 2015-16 state budget last week, there was a pleasant surprise for the Taylor County School District within its many pages: $5.8 million was…

Murray cited in ATV crash

The driver in Saturday’s ATV crash was misidentified in Wednesday’s Taco Times. According to an updated report from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Bill S. Murray, 29, of Perry, was…

Blount caps roller coaster season with Super Bowl champ title

Blount caps roller coaster season with Super Bowl champ title

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer When fellow New England Patriot Malcolm Butler made the biggest play of his life in Sunday’s Super Bowl championship game, LeGarrette Blount was…

Man injured in ATV crash

A Perry man was airlifted to Shands Hospital in Gainesville Saturday evening after sustaining serious injuries in an ATV crash. Brian Barfield sustained several broken ribs, a fractured spine and…

Blount leads Pats in Super Bowl rushing

LeGarrette Blount has had a lot of highlights in his pro football career but Sunday’s victory by his New England Patriots team in the Super Bowl easily tops the list.…

Science teacher wins district’s top honor

Science teacher wins district’s top honor

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer When Superintendent Paul Dyal walked into Taylor County High School (TCHS) teacher Patricia Joe (P.J.) Piland’s classroom Friday morning, he didn’t see her at…