Sports
Bulldogs return to practice with size, speed and skills

Bulldogs return to practice with size, speed and skills

Taylor County Bulldog football fans have good reasons to be excited about the upcoming season, according to two men close to the program. Taylor County Touchdown Club President…

FWC looking to streamline its black bass length limits

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its meeting in June, favorably reviewed draft rules that could ultimately streamline statewide length limits for black bass species,…

Cheerleaders will sponsor 5K Spirit Run in August

The Taylor County High  cheerleaders will be sponsoring a 5K Spirit Run on Saturday, Aug. 15, starting at 7 a.m. The race begins and ends at the high…

Fourth annual banquet set for July 31 at Elks

The Taylor County Firends of NRA will be holding their fourth annual banquet on Friday, July 31, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Perry Elks Lodge. The family-friendly…

News

High speed chase fueled by ‘Flaka?’

Derak Cook Jr.’s behavior had become so alarming that his mother successfully sought a Marchman…

Father, twins hailed as heroes

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer The sun was just touching the water Sunday…

Teacher killed for guns, arrowheads

Robbery appears to be the motive behind the June shooting death of longtime educator Shelly…

Trash debate runs afoul with county

Responding to a series of complaints voiced at last week’s county commission meeting against the…

Bank robbery suspect faces 40 years in prison

A Quincy man suspected in a February 2014 bank robbery here was convicted by a…

No one injured in 2-vehicle crash

No injuries were reported in a Thursday morning, two-vehicle crash on Beach Road. Florida Highway…

Local VA clinic on track to open doors by September

Local VA clinic on track to open doors by September

County crews are continuing work on the home of Perry’s new U.S. Department of Veterans…

Community

Yard sale will benefit American Legion

Marshal Health & Rehabilitation Center is holding a summer yard sale to benefit the American Legion Saturday, Aug. 1, starting at 7 a.m. Donations of items to sell…

Get ready to ‘dance through the decades’ Saturday, Aug. 8

Perry Elks Lodge will host its second annual “Dancing Through the Decades” fund-raiser Saturday, Aug. 8, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per…

Become a Red Cross shelter volunteer; training slated Thursday, July 30

American Red Cross and Taylor County Emergency Management will offer a “shelter fundamentals class and exercise” training day Thursday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at…

‘Wag N’Wheels’ animal shelter fund-raiser is July 25

Don’t miss the “Wag N’Wheels” fund-raiser benefitting Wakulla- Cauzican Care rescue and the Taylor County Animal Shelter Saturday, July 25, in Tallahassee. The event will feature a bounce…

Entertainment

Review: ‘Paper Towns’ is a compelling teen drama with quality performances

Review: ‘Paper Towns’ is a compelling teen drama with quality performances

By MARK VIOLA We’ve probably all had a person we knew as a young child who left a mark on us…

Roosevelt Collier Suwannee Getdown will begin July 31

If you missed the first Roosevelt Collier Suwannee Getdown Camping Series at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park & Campground…

Review: Marvel strikes again with ‘Ant-Man’

Review: Marvel strikes again with ‘Ant-Man’

By MARK VIOLA With last summer’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” serving as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) most serious film…

Review: ‘Trainwreck’ stays on the tracks with Schumer’s bawdy humor

Review: ‘Trainwreck’ stays on the tracks with Schumer’s bawdy humor

By MARK VIOLA Comedian Amy Schumer is now taking on Hollywood in the comedy “Trainwreck,” written by her and directed by…