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Prayer service a time for solidarity

Sheriff’s deputy Jimmy Cash woke up Thursday morning heartbroken over by what he’d seen on the news regarding a police-related shooting miles from his Taylor County patrol. “It grieved my…

Cone announces candidacy for clerk of court: ‘It’s time for a change in leadership’

Cone announces candidacy for clerk of court: ‘It’s time for a change in leadership’

Stating he feels that “there is a need for a change in leadership of this office,” Calvin Cone has announced his candidacy for Taylor County Clerk of Court. “This leadership…

Sentencing trial delayed for double murderer

Attorneys for Death Row inmate Douglas R. Meeks, who turned 63 on June 28, said Thursday they were not ready to move forward with a (re)sentencing trial for the convicted…

FWC seizes 58 gallons of bay scallops in six over-the-limit cases

FWC seizes 58 gallons of bay scallops in six over-the-limit cases

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) law enforcement officers seized a total of 58 gallons of scallops in six over-the-limit cases during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. “This…

County ok’s golf cart rentals

Despite concerns over whether the county’s existing golf cart ordinances are being properly enforced, the Taylor County Commission unanimously agreed this week to begin allowing the commercial leasing of golf…

Murphy is seeking 7th term as Taylor County’s Clerk of Court

Murphy is seeking 7th term as Taylor County’s Clerk of Court

Longtime Clerk of Court Annie Mae Murphy has announced her candidacy, seeking a seventh term in office. “Our office had only one P.C. (personal computer) when I took office in…

State attorney eyes phone offices

After nearly a year-long search, State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister may have finally found a new home for his Taylor County staff, which is currently housed in the courthouse. Siegmeister has…

Heartfelt mission

Heartfelt mission

Linda English called her fund-raising efforts for Our Father’s Storehouse “a mission led from my heart.” She challenged youth taking part in New Home Baptist Church’s annual Vacation Bible School…

Holiday crowds push boat ramps, parking to the limit

Holiday crowds push boat ramps, parking to the limit

Despite hundreds of boaters on the water during the Independence Day weekend, it was “very quiet” as far as incidents reported to law enforcement. According to reports, the bumper crop…

City expands ‘spice’-related ordinance

Looking to keep pace with distributors, the Perry City Council has expanded its ordinance related to synthetic marijuana (commonly known as “spice”) and other synthetic drugs. “New chemicals are being…