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Boaters encouraged to attend free safety workshop 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,…

Lynn finishes first at Ed Bates Junior Golf event

Lynn finishes first at Ed Bates Junior Golf event

Graham Lynn of Perry took top honors in the Ed Bates Junior Golf Tournament held recently in Havana. Lynn, a member of the Taylor County High golf team, fired a…

Bishop receives baseball scholarship

Bishop receives baseball scholarship

Austin Bishop, of Perry, a 2015 graduate of Aucilla Christian Academy, has received a baseball scholarship to Truett-McConnell, a private Christian college located in North Georgia. Bishop said, “They intend…

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…