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Local heroes honored with reception, service

Pledging “we will not forget,” community leaders are organizing a veterans reception tribute and prayer service for Thursday, May 16, for all Taylor County veterans and their spouses. The event…

FDOT earmarks $25,000 to replace airport’s gates

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) continues to earmark funds for improvements at Perry-Foley Airport, with the latest project set to replace the facility’s main entrance. The Taylor County Commission…

End-of-the-year activities fill May’s school calendar

With only three weeks remaining in the 2012-13 school year, they will be busy ones for students and parents as Taylor County schools have announced the dates of their graduation…

Suspect who fled during trial caught in Arizona

A defendant who fled the jurisdiction on the second day of his jury trial here was apprehended in Arizona Wednesday night, May 8. Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task…

Decades of trial evidence ‘up in smoke’

Decades of trial evidence ‘up in smoke’

Tucked on a bottom shelf for nearly 51 years, the gallon of moonshine could almost have been mistaken for a jug of water. However, the evidence sticker on its front—with…

Legislature overhauls Medicaid billing formulas

In the final hours of its 2013 session, the Florida Legislature passed a bill overhauling how counties will be expected to pay the state for certain Medicaid bills incurred by…

Fired trooper’s appeal delayed

Former Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Trooper Charles Swindle will have to wait a few additional weeks before presenting evidence appealing his firing for apparently failing to issue a speeding ticket…

Contract awarded for new artificial reef

The Taylor County Commission is moving forward on its next state-funded artificial reef deployment, awarding the $63,000 project to D&L Contracting, LLC, of Suwannee. The commission approved a $60,000 grant…

FDOT announces road and lane closures for April 27 – May 3

FDOT announces road and lane closures for April 27 – May 3

The Florida Department of Transportation issued the following notice about upcoming road and lane closures in Taylor County for April 27 to May 3: State Road 51: Daytime lane closures…

No felony charges filed in crash that killed Ketring, 15

Nearly eight months after the two-vehicle crash that claimed the life of former mayor Emily Ketring’s 15-year-old daughter, Angel, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has completed its investigation and cited…