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‘Better than ever’

‘Better than ever’

Free admission for Taylor County residents did just what organizers hoped–attracting a record number of “locals” to the 15th annual Florida State Bluegrass Festival held this past weekend at Forest…

Going to Hickory Mound? Bring a bike

It’s been more than six months since Hurricane Hermine and the Hickory Mound Impoundment remains closed to vehicle traffic due to damage from the storm. With the Taylor County Commission…

‘A jewel like no other’

‘A jewel like no other’

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer The afternoon slump was hitting hard and Catharin Norman felt she, and her co-workers, needed a little prodding. So, she reached into her…

Serial killer rumors ‘not true’

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) has fielded dozens of calls in the past few weeks regarding a possible serial killer from the Shady Grove area and the alleged discovery…

Local Payless to close

Perry’s Payless ShoeSource store is one of nearly 400 the company will be closing after filing a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization this week. Payless announced the filing…

Assistant State Attorney Weed: Arrowood claims ‘absurd’

Like most adults taking a daily regimen of medicine, murder victim Shelly Strickland, 50, kept her weekly dosages separated in a small pillbox organized by the days of the week.…

Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

The Taylor County School Board recognized the 2017 Educators’ Hall of Fame inductees during a reception held last week at the Alton H. Wentworth Administrative Complex. PHOTO: (L to r)…

Board okays new dress code

Parents and students will have significantly more options when they go clothes shopping this summer for the 2017-18 school year. The Taylor County School Board unanimously approved a new standard…

Hoped-for rain soaks county

Hoped-for rain soaks county

A powerful storm system brought torrential rainfall and frequent lightning to Taylor County late Monday and early Tuesday, dropping as much as eight inches of rain according to official gauges…

County settles with HR director for $250,000

The Taylor County Commission has reached a $250,000 settlement agreement with its soon-to-be former human resources director, who alleged the county discriminated against her because of her gender and age.…