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District hires lobbyist in pursuit of funding for new primary school

After the Taylor County School District’s request for funding to construct a new Perry Primary School did not make it into the final state budget this summer, the school board…

City $$$ in check as budget talks move forward

For the first time in decade, the Perry City Council began proposed budget talks with a balanced budget before them. “This is the first time I can remember in my…

BREAKING: Madison man, 22, found dead in Taylor County

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is assisting the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) in an investigation into the death of Travis Cruce, 22, of Madison. Cruce was located…

BREAKING: Gov. Scott declares state of emergency in Taylor County due to flooding

Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for Taylor County as well as Dixie, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas to support emergency response and recovery operations for communities inundated…

Steinhatchee man, 57, killed in freak accident

Steinhatchee man, 57, killed in freak accident

A 57-year-old Steinhatchee man, Tony Alton Southerland, was killed during a freak traffic accident on Highway U.S. 19 Thursday morning, about three miles north of Wayside Park. Southerland was struck…

‘Worst flooding in 40 years’

‘Worst flooding in 40 years’

Although conditions have improved somewhat along the Steinhatchee River after excessive rainfall last weekend caused the river to rise 10 feet in just 48 hours, much of the flooding in…

Perry native to head FDLE

Taylor County native Rick Swearingen, who was named interim commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) late last year, has been named the permanent commissioner by Gov. Rick…

Taylor County at the center of proposed new congressional district?

Although Florida’s second congressional district, which includes Taylor County, was not one of the eight found to be in violation of the state’s constitution by the Florida Supreme Court last…

Steinhatchee homeowners battle flooding

Steinhatchee homeowners battle flooding

While most of Taylor County was experiencing normal summer weather, more than a foot of rain fell on Steinhatchee this past weekend producing significant flooding in and around the community,…

Families evacuate as rain continues

The flooding in Steinhatchee has forced several families to leave their homes, but officials say most people are staying put despite the fact that they can only come and go…