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Volleyball tryouts set for Aug. 1-2

Tryouts for the 2016 Taylor County High junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams will be held Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 1 and 2, in the TCHS gym. The tryouts will…

FWC wants your opinion about venomous snakes

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants to know the attitude of the public regarding the possession and management of venomous reptiles by zoos, as well as individual…

Fighting Eagles will field 4 football teams this year

The Taylor County Fighting Eagles are a traveling youth tackle football and cheerleading organization sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of Taylor County. The team’s goal is to establish…

FWC seeks proposals to reduce ‘bear conflicts’

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites counties and other local governments to submit proposals so the agency can effectively distribute state funding for reducing bear conflicts in…

Hunter safety class scheduled in Mayo

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free traditional hunter safety course for Lafayette County Aug. 20 and 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both…

Black bass regulations went into effect across the state on July 1

New black bass fishing regulations went into effect throughout Florida on July 1. This regulation change will streamline existing rules, allow anglers to keep smaller, more abundant bass and protect…

Tryouts slated July 9 for Hooks travel team

The Hooks 9-under travel baseball team will be holding open tryouts on Saturday, July 9, at 9 a.m. at the softball fields across from Taylor County High School. The tryouts…

Red snapper season closes July 11 in state waters

The 2016 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters closes July 11, with the last day of harvest being July 10. The season will re-open Fridays, Saturdays…

FWC to fund high school fishing teams

By AMBER NABORS / Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Participation in rough-and-tumble sports is a great way to get high schoolers exercising. But there are many students who want…

3 softball teams playing in state championships

Three Taylor County girls’ softball teams will be competing in the Babe Ruth State Championships to be played this weekend, June 30 through July 4, in Lake City. The tournament…