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Taylor awarded $42,000 grant for restroom construction at Steinhatchee boat ramp

In addition to several grants included as line items in the 2015-16 Florida budget, Taylor County recently learned it will receive a $42,000 grant to help fund the construction of…

Heat index sizzles at 109 degrees

The National Weather Service (NWS) is once again forecasting the heat index will top triple-digits today (Wednesday) and local emergency officials are warning people to take caution while outside. Although…

Meeks: longest-serving Death Row inmate

Of the 394 inmates on Florida’s Death Row, Douglas R. Meeks, 62, has the distinction of being the inmate who has been on Death Row the longest (continuously). Meeks was…

Smith back on board with Main Street

Main Street Perry is in its final stages of reorganization and reports a banner year in 2014. “In the last year, Main Street Perry has done a superb job in…

What does new budget year hold for county?

The Taylor County Commission will begin tackling its 2015-16 budget Thursday morning in an attempt to reach a tentative balanced budget by the end of the month. Although commissioners have…

FDOT to host open house about Johnson Stripling

The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) planned improvements to Johnson Stripling Road (County Road 361) north of Perry are ready to begin and those interested in the eight-mile long resurfacing…

Arrest records remain sealed; court date set

Murder suspect Garrett Arrowood, 26, will have his first pre-trial hearing Aug. 17 at the Taylor County Courthouse. His court-appointed attorney has already entered a “not guilty” plea on his…

Morgan hopes for July 11 homecoming

Morgan hopes for July 11 homecoming

A local stylist hopes to go home Saturday, two weeks after a one-vehicle crash left her with serious back and neck injuries. Mandi Persons Morgan is currently at Health South…

Stranded boaters rescued

The two boaters reported to be missing on a 39-foot boat between Charlotte Harbor and Carrabelle were found by Coast Guard crews 45 miles west of Homosassa River Tuesday and…

Block veneer at high school falling down?

Block veneer at high school falling down?

The Taylor County School Board held an emergency meeting last week after a portion of the block veneer on the outside of Taylor County High School’s (TCHS) main building fell…