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$561,000 awarded to local residents by FEMA

While the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), using its own algorithms, initially suggested that there was only $24,000 in damages from Hurricane Hermine in Taylor County, since approving individual assistance…

Demps, Russell take their seats on board of county commission

With two newly-elected members taking part in their first meeting, the Taylor County Commission tackled a wide range of issues Tuesday, starting with its annual re-organization. Former Perry Mayor Thomas…

Always a story to tell

Always a story to tell

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Pistols strapped to their sides, the three brothers were an intimidating sight cantering up the lane. Drawing their horses abreast to the porch,…

Family prays for Gabby’s return

Family prays for Gabby’s return

Glenda Michele “Gabby” (Pearson) Griffin spent the Sunday afternoon of Nov. 1, 2015, with friends watching her beloved Dallas cowboys fall to the Seattle Seahawks, 13-12. She left the gathering…

Parker, 23, killed in crash

Parker, 23, killed in crash

Never afraid to be silly if it won him a laugh, Justin Ray Parker was his usual happy-go-lucky-self at the Florida Forest Festival in October. He spent the day walking…

Tidings of joy for in-town shuttle users

In a showing of early holiday spirit, the Taylor County Commission has once again agreed to waive the 50-cent fee for those riding the in-town shuttle during the last three…

Need is there, money is not

Taylor County’s public canals are in great need of maintenance dredging, but while that need is clear, just how the county is going to pay for it is not. For…

Officials backtrack: FEMA notice not as bad as it seemed?

Local officials are backtracking on comments made last week about the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its requirement that those who received assistance for flood damage must now secure…

Ready to serve

Ready to serve

County Judge Bill Blue presided over a swearing-in ceremony Thursday, Nov. 17, for a returning county commissioner, two incoming commissioners and a local school board representative. Incumbent commissioner (Dist. 1)…

FEMA: ‘buy flood insurance or give back our money’

Taylor County property owners affected by Hurricane Hermine had to wait more than two months for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to approve individual assistance here and now many…