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Math, reading scores improve

Third graders’ results from the reading and math portions of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) have been released by the state and in almost every area, local students showed…

Man dies after hitting deer with 4-wheeler

Walter Alan Davis enjoyed sharing with his wife and children the typical pastimes found in a rural community–fishing, hunting, riding ATVs and mudbogging. The 38-year-old grandson of Hoke and Helen…

School dist. retirees celebrate start of ‘permanent vacation’

School dist. retirees celebrate start of ‘permanent vacation’

While students and teachers are enjoying the beginning of summer break, a select group of Taylor County School District employees are kicking off a permanent vacation and sinking their toes…

7-year-old ‘serious’ after falling from back of truck on Beach Road (UPDATED)

UPDATE: The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has released an updated report on the Sunday afternoon crash where a seven-year-old child was seriously injured after falling out of the back of…

Tinsley responds to sign placement

Responding to the City of Perry’s placement of a sign in front of his residence proclaiming his conviction as a sexual predator, Charles Tinsley told the Taco Times Tuesday he…

VA clinic returning to Taylor?

The county is continuing to work with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to bring a VA clinic back to the community. According to County Administrator Jack Brown, he…

County pursues $442,00 in upgrades for Forest Capital Hall

County officials are pursuing a major $442,000 renovation project for Forest Capital Hall and seeking a $215,000 state grant to help fund the improvements. In April, the Taylor County Commission…

Florida State students land in Perry during first week of medical school

Florida State students land in Perry during first week of medical school

A group of first-year students at the Florida State University College of Medicine were in Perry Friday, touring Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH) as well as the community to explore rural…

City’s new policy flushes out unregistered sexual predator

City’s new policy flushes out unregistered sexual predator

The Perry City Council’s recent decision to post signs in front of the homes of registered sexual predators had an unintended consequence, flushing out an offender who had not registered…

Want good grades? 2013 Valedictorian: Stay awake in class

Want good grades? 2013 Valedictorian: Stay awake in class

Taylor County High School (TCHS) Valedictorian James Clover may have taken a more laid back approach to his studies, but by no means was he any less passionate about doing…