Sports

Mandalay ramp to close Feb. 4 for improvements

Aucilla River’s Williams Fish Camp Landing boat ramp, more commonly referred to as the Mandalay boat ramp, is expected to be closed for nearly two months while crews…

Red snapper season on the agenda

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Feb. 4-5 in Jacksonville at the Hyatt Regency, 225 E.Coastline Dr. The sessions on Wednesday and Thursday both…

5k run will benefit football programs

The Taylor County Middle School and Taylor County High School football programs will be sponsoring a Gridiron 5k Challenge Run/Walk on Saturday, March 21, starting and ending at…

TCHS Bulldog football team will play in new district, classification

The Taylor County High School football team will be playing in a new district and a new classification for the next four seasons beginning this fall. The Florida…

News

Man crashes into TCSO vehicle

A Taylor County Sheriff’s deputy and trainee escaped serious injury after a vehicle pulled into…

Run the ball: Blount’s drive from Little League to NFL glory

Run the ball: Blount’s drive from Little League to NFL glory

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Already tall for his age, LeGarrette Blount easily…

County’s firetrucks now all equipped with AED devices

County’s firetrucks now all equipped with AED devices

Taylor County Fire-Rescue received 14 automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) this week which will be installed…

A father and mother’s pride and joy: rock solid support all the way to the Super Bowl

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Once the third-ranked high school linebacker in the…

Work begins on VA clinic

After more than two years of discussions between Taylor County and the U.S. Department of…

Police chief retiring

Perry Police Chief Vern Clark will retire in mid- February and, as with all jobs…

‘Palm’ Tuesday

‘Palm’ Tuesday

Improvements to Perry’s Highway 19 corridor continued Tuesday with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) crews…

Community

Chamber announces February events

The Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce has announced its upcoming calendar of events for February, including details for its annual banquet. Marshall Health & Rehabilitation Center will host…

Poker Tournament set Feb. 21

The Perry Shrine Club will host a charity poker tournament Saturday, Feb. 21, starting at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for first through tenth place; blinds go…

Discount vaccination clinic planned Feb. 7

The Taylor County Veterinary Medical Association will host a Discount Animal Vaccination Clinic Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the shaded lot adjacent to Buckeye…

Looking for an effective way to lose weight?

Taylor County residents are invited to participate in a weight management program being conducted by the University of Florida. Sessions are being offered at the Dixie County Public…

Entertainment

Review: ‘Paddington’ is great family fun for children and adults

Review: ‘Paddington’ is great family fun for children and adults

By MARK VIOLA I sat down to watch “Paddington”–based on the character who first appeared in Michael Bond’s children books–with mild…

Review: ‘Mortdecai’ provides cheap laughs but not much else

Review: ‘Mortdecai’ provides cheap laughs but not much else

By MARK VIOLA Sometimes movies simply confuse me, such as those films with dense, incredibly involved plots that may take multiple…

Nina, Pinta to be docked at St. Marks Feb. 13-22

Replicas of Christopher Columbus’ ships, the Pinta and the Nina, will be arriving at St. Marks on Feb. 13 and will…

Comedy, drama and more at Tally Short Film Festival

The third annual Tally Short Film Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-7, at the Challenger Learning Center in…