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Protect your trees from Southern Pine Beetles; assistance available

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam has announced that the Florida Forest Service is now accepting applications for the Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program. The sign-up period…

Jones is new head coach

Jones is new head coach

Tanner Jones has been administratively placed as the head football coach and athletic director at Taylor County High School, according to Supt. Paul Dyal. Jones, who came to Taylor County…

Cruce carries on family tradition

Cruce carries on family tradition

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer When it was announced Taylor County High School (TCHS) senior Katherine Claire Cruce would be valedictorian for the Class of 2014, it was not…

Hilton’s academic success came early

Hilton’s academic success came early

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer For Taylor County High School Salutatorian John Hilton Jr., it isn’t all the “As” he made in school that he remembers…but rather the…

Mill back online

Georgia-Pacific’s Foley Cellulose Mill is back to full operation after a electrical failure shut down the plant last week and resulted in an accidental release of chlorine dioxide. “As of…

City to require ID ‘tags’ for ATVs, dirt bikes?

Responding to complaints from neighboring residents and an appeal from local law enforcement, the Perry City Council is considering an ordinance that would require ATV (4-wheelers) and dirt bike owners…

Man claims excessive force used in arrest, plans to sue

Man claims excessive force used in arrest, plans to sue

A Perry man has filed notice he intends to sue the City of Perry in connection to a July 2013 DUI (driving under the influence) arrest he claims involved excessive…

Commission rejects residents’ appeal, moves forward with land use change

After rejecting an appeal made by nearby residents Monday evening, the Taylor County Commission unanimously agreed to transmit a proposed Future Land Use Map amendment to the state for review.…

Taylor projects survive the cut

Gov. Rick Scott signed a $77 billion Florida budget Monday, and while he used his line-item veto power to slash $68 million in projects, Taylor County allocations were not among…

County re-appoints three to hospital board

The Taylor County Commission re-appointed three members of the Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH) Board of Directors during its meeting Monday. The terms for DMH board members John Hornbuckle, Ken Arnold…