Sports

TCMS girls win five straight to kick off season

The Taylor County Middle School girls basketball team has started its season with a 5-0 record (4-0 in conference) defeating Hamilton, Madison twice, Wakulla Riversprings and Suwannee. In…

Blount scores 2 TDs, rushes for 78 yards in return to Patriots

Just days after being released by the Pittsburgh Steelers former Taylor County High great LeGarrette Blount suited up with the New England Patriots Sunday and produced two touchdowns…

Boys basketball defeats Melody Christian 70-45 to even record

The Taylor County High boys basketball team ran its record to 1-1 on the season after posting a 70-45 victory over Melody Christian last Thursday night in Perry.…

Blount signs with Patriots

Former Taylor County High great LeGarrette Blount agreed to a two-year deal with his former team Thursday, the New England Patriots, after being released by the Pittsburgh Steelers…

News

Miller seeks parole reduction

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI  / Staff writer Seven years ago, Tina Bell had just returned…

Couple returns to burglarized house

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) is investigating a home burglary where the unknown suspect(s)…

Southern Pines BluesBQ: All the fixin’s

Southern Pines BluesBQ: All the fixin’s

The Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival will return in two and a half weeks…

Scammers target local residents

The Perry Police Department (PPD) has issued a fraud alert after receiving reports of local…

Campus ‘surreal’ after shooting

“Whatever you see on social media, know that I’m ok.” That was the text Libby…

Boneta Beach: the land of sunshine, magnolias & palms

Boneta Beach: the land of sunshine, magnolias & palms

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer It was near the height of the land…

Record cold sets new low

Taylor County experienced record cold Thursday morning, setting a new apparent record low for the…

Community

Thanksgiving dinners to be served

The 2014 Thanksgiving Outreach Meal will be served today (Wednesday) from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at First Presbyterian Church, 310 Plantation Road, and also First Assembly of…

Free ‘Movie in the Park’ at Forest Capital Park

Bundle up and bring the family for an evening under the stars tonight (Friday) at Forest Capital Park. Students Working Against Tobacco (S.W.A.T.) and the Florida Department of…

Educators’ Hall of Fame seeking nominations

The Taylor County School District is now accepting nominations to the 2014 Educators’ Hall of Fame. Forms can be picked up at the Alton H. Wentworth Administrative Complex…

Relay For Life bake sale is Nov. 22 at Save-A-Lot

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church’s Relay For Life team will host a bake sale this Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Save-A-Lot. Items will include…

Entertainment

Review: ‘Interstellar’ is Nolan’s most ambitious, powerful film yet

Review: ‘Interstellar’ is Nolan’s most ambitious, powerful film yet

By MARK VIOLA Director Christopher Nolan’s latest, and perhaps most ambitious project to date, is “Interstellar,” which combines elements of science…

‘James and the Giant Peach’ sets sail at FSU

The School of Theatre at Florida State University presents “James and the Giant Peach,” written by Roald Dahl and dramatized by…

Festival celebrates Bach

The “C. P. E Bach at 300” festival features three days of concerts and lectures celebrating the life, music and influence…

Review: ‘Dracula Untold’ gives a new twist on an old horror legend

Review: ‘Dracula Untold’ gives a new twist on an old horror legend

By MARK VIOLA With zombies roaming all over television and occasionally in movies these days, vampires may seem a little 2012,…