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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…

Gag grouper season closes June 30 in state waters

Gag grouper recreational harvest will close in state waters off the coasts of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties July 1, with the last day of harvest June 30. The…

Florida sweeps list of ‘Top Family Friendly Places to Boat and Fish’

Florida swept the Take Me Fishing™ 2016 “Top 100 Family Friendly Places to Boat and Fish in the U.S.” list, hosting the top four locations with nine locations on the…