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55 people were killed in Florida boating accidents in 2012

With more than 12,000 square miles of water, 2,000 miles of beautiful tidal shoreline and 12,000 miles of fishable rivers, streams and canals, Florida is a boating paradise. As the…

‘Dogs to play in Orange-Blue Game May 17

‘Dogs to play in Orange-Blue Game May 17

Two exciting spring football games will be played this week at Perry’s Dorsett Stadium. The Taylor County High varsity football team will play its annual Orange-Blue intrasquad game Friday beginning…

Kirkman wins Optimist Club boat drawing

Kirkman wins Optimist Club boat drawing

Chad Kirkman of Perry won the Optimist Club drawing for a boat, motor and trailer held in conjunction with the club’s annual saltwater fishing tournament. Shown above are (left to…

Nauti-Girls tourney will be held June 15

Steinhatchee’s Nauti-Girls are going offshore. This year the 4th Annual Nauti-Girls Ladies Fishing Tournament will feature an offshore category that includes grouper and snapper to the list of prizes. The…

Baseball camps planned in June for youth 6 to 13

Taylor County High baseball Coach Reggie Wentworth will be conducting summer baseball camps for kids during the month of June. The camps will be for youngsters ages 6-13 and will…

TCMS Bulldogs will play spring game on May 16

TCMS Bulldogs will play  spring game on May 16

The Taylor County Middle School football team is in the midst of its spring practice and is preparing for its spring game on Thursday, May 16, at 6 p.m. at…

Stone crab season closes May 16, re-opens Oct. 15

The commercial and recreational harvest of stone crab claws in Florida closes on May 16, with the last day of harvest on May 15. This closure occurs each year during…

Aman’s 6.65-pound trout takes top prize

Aman’s 6.65-pound trout takes top prize

Michael Aman’s 6.65-pound trout was good enough to capture the top prize of $3,000 in the 22nd Annual Optimist Club Saltwater Fishing Tournament held here Saturday. Anglers braved cool, windy…

FWC announces new fish species: Choctaw bass

Scientists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) have uncovered a new species of black bass in the southeastern United States. Scientists have proposed naming the new species…

5,000 gator permits available

By TONY YOUNG Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Have you ever wondered how it would be to catch and bring into the boat a 10-foot gator? Well, here’s your…