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Sports

No bear hunt for Florida in ‘16

The seven-member Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted 4-3 Wednesday to postpone bear hunting in Florida in 2016 at their meeting in Eastpoint. Although the framework…

Taylor T-ball all stars win three games

The Taylor County T-ball all star team participated in a warm-up tournament before competing in the Cal Ripken State Qualifier for the third straight year June 11-13. “Our…

197 anglers catch 111 fish during Nauti-Girls tourney

The seventh annual Nauti-Girls Fishing Tournament was held Saturday, June 11, with 197 anglers weighing in 111 fish. The weigh-in for the tournament, sponsored by the Steinhatchee Projects…

Hooks 9U team to hold tryouts

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.…

News

Record scallop counts

Record scallop counts

  This year’s scallop season, which opens Saturday, June 25, looks to offer a bumper…

Deming clinches second term

The field is set for the Perry City Council’s upcoming races with Mayor Mike Deming…

Marina for sale? Should county buy?

Could the Taylor County Commission be interested in purchasing the former Keaton Beach Marina? After…

Cone pays $5,890 fee, gets in the running for Clerk of Court

Three new candidates have filed to run for local offices, including Calvin Cone, who is…

Blount announces candidacy for Dist. 5 county commission seat

Blount announces candidacy for Dist. 5 county commission seat

Looking to “give back to the community and work to make Taylor County a better…

Perry student dies while on ‘dream vacation’ with family

Perry student dies while on ‘dream vacation’ with family

To some, they are just a jumble of plastic blocks. But to Thomas Ingram Jr.,…

Suspected burglar confesses

A Steinhatchee man has confessed to committing multiple burglaries in the coastal town, clearing four…

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Community

Fund established for Ingram family

A GoFundMe account has been established for the family Thomas Ingram Jr. to assist with medical and funeral expenses. The nine-year-old Taylor County student died June 16, one…

Scallop seminar set for June 24 in Steinhatchee

The Taylor County Soil & Water Board will host its annual free Scallop Seminar this Friday, June 24, at the Steinhatchee Community Center starting at 7 p.m. Guest…

Job Abilities Camp offered

The Arc Big Bend is offering a 50-hour Job Abilities Camp for students in Madison, Jefferson and Taylor counties. The program is fully funded by the Florida Vocational…

Short story contest winners announced

The Friends of the Taylor County Public Library has announced the winners of its 10th annual Short Story Contest. The contest received a total of 21 stories in…

Entertainment

Review: ‘Finding Dory’ returns to the sea for a wonderful Pixar adventure

Review: ‘Finding Dory’ returns to the sea for a wonderful Pixar adventure

By MARK VIOLA It’s hard to believe that it’s been 13 years since “Finding Nemo” first swam into theaters. The film,…

Review: ‘Central Intelligence’ is not as funny as it should be with Hart, Johnson

Review: ‘Central Intelligence’ is not as funny as it should be with Hart, Johnson

By MARK VIOLA Sometimes you look at a film and on paper, it has everything going for it. One such movie…

Review: ‘Warcraft’ is more than just a great video game adaptation, it’s a great fantasy film

Review: ‘Warcraft’ is more than just a great video game adaptation, it’s a great fantasy film

By MARK VIOLA I’ve mentioned–more times than I can count–that there is a nearly complete dearth of good video game film…

Review: ‘Now You See Me 2’ isn’t as good as the original, but it’s still a fun show

Review: ‘Now You See Me 2’ isn’t as good as the original, but it’s still a fun show

By MARK VIOLA Every once in awhile, a movie will simply surprise me. That was the case with 2013’s “Now You…