Sports

Lionfish Removal Day is ‘a success’

Florida’s inaugural Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (first Saturday after Mother’s Day) was a success, from statewide lionfish removal efforts to unveiling the new “Reef Rangers” lionfish removal…

Flier hooked in Jackson County pond sets new Florida record

Twila Gates, from Marianna, established a new Florida freshwater fishing record with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) this month. Her catch of a 1-pound, 5.6-ounce…

Red snapper season to open this weekend

The recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters opens to harvest Memorial Day weekend. Red snapper is a popular species that has a strong economic impact for…

FWC marks National Safe Boating Week

Although Florida’s boating season never really ends, the traditional start is marked by National Safe Boating Week, from May 16-22. The week is a time for boaters to…

News

‘Want to be governor?’

‘Want to be governor?’

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Perry Primary administrators and teachers were given 24…

‘EMS saved his life’

The family of burn victim Jackie Lee, 64, credits the Doctors’ Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical…

Retired Navy commander will speak at Memorial Day service

Retired Navy commander will speak at Memorial Day service

Retired Navy Commander Sheila Noles will be the keynote speaker during Memorial Day ceremonies Monday,…

Parents vent about sports complex fees

Concerns over organized recreational sports and operations at the Taylor County Sports Complex once again…

Motorcyclist injured in crash

A Perry man was airlifted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries after crashing his…

Graham here to meet with local residents on May 27

U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham will be in Perry next week to meet with local residents…

Taylor County son who died in Korean POW camp will be honored on Memorial Day

Taylor County son who died in Korean POW camp will be honored on Memorial Day

Lum L. Slaughter was 19 years old when he joined the U.S. Army on Dec.…

Community

Walgreens holds cookout/bake sale in support of ‘Red Nose Day

Walgreens will host a benefit cookout/bake sale Friday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with proceeds supporting the Red Nose Day campaign helping children in poverty.…

Online bake sale is May 22

Taylor County United will host an online bake sale Friday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All items will be posted on the Taylor County United,…

June 10 fund-raiser to benefit Taylor County Special Olympics

Casa Grande Mexican Restaurant is partnering with Taylor County Special Olympics for a fund-raiser Wednesday, June 10. “Bring your appetite and we’ll do the rest. At the end…

Schools announce end-of-year events

With the end of the 2014- 15 school year rapidly approaching, Taylor County High School (TCHS) will host its annual Senior Awards Night Thursday, May 21, beginning at…

Entertainment

Review: ‘Mad Max’ is a non-stop thrill ride through post-apocalyptic Australia

Review: ‘Mad Max’ is a non-stop thrill ride through post-apocalyptic Australia

By MARK VIOLA After more than a decade of off-and-on-again development on the part of director George Miller and a full…

Review: ‘Hot Pursuit’ offers cheap laughs, recycled storyline, not much else

Review: ‘Hot Pursuit’ offers cheap laughs, recycled storyline, not much else

By MARK VIOLA The latest comedy to hit theaters is “Hot Pursuit,” starring Reese Witherspoon (“Wild”) as uptight Texas cop Cooper,…

Beach Boys perform in Tallahassee

Beach Boys perform in Tallahassee

The legendary band, The Beach Boys, will be at Cascades Park in Tallahassee tonight (May 15) beginning at 7 p.m. The…

Review: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is a fun, emotional adventure

Review: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is a fun, emotional adventure

By MARK VIOLA Eleven movies into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), perhaps the biggest surprise is just how strong the series…