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Five-year-old killed by leaping sturgeon on Suwannee River

A 5-year-old girl was killed and her mother and brother were injured by a leaping sturgeon while boating with their family on the Suwannee River. The encounter happened Thursday evening…

2 others injured in separate incident

Two Sanderson residents were injured in a sturgeon strike Friday evening on the Santa Fe River. Colleen F. Harvey, 42, and her husband, Charles B. Harvey, 41, were both transported…

Florida largemouth bass possess ‘unique genetics’ which favor rapid growth

By Bob Wattendorf with Tom Champeau Bass anglers may wonder why the Sunshine State supports some of the best bass fishing in the world. Florida’s abundant lakes and rivers provide…

Jr. golf camp planned, slated for youth 8-14

There will be a junior golf camp the week of July 19-22 at Perry Golf and Country Club. The camp will be open to boys and girls, ages 8-14. The…

Extension office hosting boat safety class July 10

Taylor County’s University of Florida Extension Office, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Taylor County Emergency Management Department will be hosting a Boater Safety Workshop on Friday,…

FWC changing amberjack length from 30 to 34 inches

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently approved changing the minimum size limit for greater amberjack caught in Gulf of Mexico state waters from 30 inches fork length…

Bear permits available starting Aug. 3

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission last week passed final rules to establish a bear hunting season in late October and allow permits to be sold to licensed hunters…

All Stars play deep into state qualifier

The Taylor County under-6 all star baseball team went deep into the state qualifier tournament held last weekend in Lake City. The local team opened with a 23-8 win over…

8-under All Stars compete at tournament in Lake City

Taylor County’s 8-under all star baseball team competed in the state qualifier tournament last weekend in Lake City. The tourney, which featured 55 teams, was divided into “A,” “B” and…

10U All Stars play well in double-elimination event

Taylor County’s 10-under all star baseball team competed in the District 6 tournament June 11-14 in Live Oak. The local team battled Madison in their first round game and came…