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Sports

Boys’ tennis team opens season 2-0

The Taylor County High tennis team opened its 2017 season last week with the boys’ team sweeping two matches against Madison and Baker County. Last Tuesday the TCHS…

Baseball team falls to Maclay, will face Pensacola Catholic

The Taylor County High baseball team went up against some strong pitching here Friday as Maclay defeated TCHS 11-1 in the Bulldogs’ home opener of the 2017 season.…

FWC seeks public comment on grouper season off Taylor County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff will soon be gathering public input on the recreational gag grouper season in Taylor, Wakulla, Jefferson and Franklin counties.…

Snook season opens March 1 in Gulf waters

The recreational harvest season for one of Florida’s premier fish–snook–reopens today (March 1) in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico state and adjacent federal waters. The season will remain open…

News

Armed suspect holds police officers at bay

Armed suspect holds police officers at bay

A tense standoff between an armed suspect and dozens of police officers ended without violence…

White back in custody

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) credits the response from social media with the quick…

2-time Super Bowl champion comes home March 11

2-time Super Bowl champion comes home March 11

Two-time Super Bowl champion LeGarrette Blount will be back in Perry on Saturday, March 11,…

Ptl. Arnold presented ‘Our Hero’ award

Ptl. Arnold presented ‘Our Hero’ award

Perry Police Department (PPD) Plt. John Arnold was named the 2016 recipient of the Perry…

Man charged with assaulting his 98-year-old grandmother

A suspect charged with abusing his 98-year-old grandmother was found hiding in a closet when…

Close call

Close call

The driver of this VW Jetta escaped serious injury after crashing into a tree off…

Semi rear-ends truck

A one-year-old child sustained minor injuries during a three-vehicle crash that happened just after midnight…

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Community

Have fun at the park March 4!

The merry month of March brings with it a Relay For Life event this Saturday, March 4, at Rosehead Park. Citizens State Bank’s “Making Cents for a Cure”…

Support local Girl Scouts March 2

Girl Scout Troop 963 has partnered with Pizza Hut for an upcoming fundraiser Thursday, March 2. The restaurant will donate up to 20% of purchases toward the troop.…

The carnival is coming to town!

The Taylor County Leadership Council is hosting a carnival March 30-April 2 at Jerkins Community Center and a limited number of pre-sale “MegaRide” bracelets are now available. At…

Registration discount available March 9 only

Taylor County Heritage Pageant organizers announced that a special $5 discount will be offered for one day only—Thursday, March 9—for registration fees. Participants must register at the Taylor…

Entertainment

Review: ‘Home for Peculiar Children’ delivers plenty of scary fun

Review: ‘Home for Peculiar Children’ delivers plenty of scary fun

By MARK VIOLA I know I’ve said it before, but I enjoy reading young adult literature, from the popular “Harry Potter”…

Review: ‘Deepwater Horizon’ gives an intense look at 2010 disaster

Review: ‘Deepwater Horizon’ gives an intense look at 2010 disaster

By MARK VIOLA On April 20, 2010, a catastrophic failure aboard the floating Deepwater Horizon oil rig resulted in the country’s…

FSU kicks off theatre season with ‘Seminar’

The School of Theatre at Florida State kicks off its 2016-17 season with “Seminar” by Theresa Rebeck, which opens tonight (Friday)…

Review: ‘Magnificent Seven’ is a fun and action-filled Western adventure

Review: ‘Magnificent Seven’ is a fun and action-filled Western adventure

By MARK VIOLA It would be nice to go a few weeks without using the term remake, but it seems 2016…