Sports

Jaguars beat TCHS for the third time, bounce ‘Dogs from tournament

Gadsden County held the Taylor County High School varsity boys’ basketball team to a season-low 34 points Tuesday night and eliminated the Bulldogs from the district tournament with…

TCHS baseball ready to begin season Feb. 22

Head Coach Reggie Wentworth and the Taylor County High School boys’ baseball team have started practice in preparation for their first game of the season next Thursday, Feb.…

Lady Bulldogs fall to Ruth Raines M.S. to even record

The Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) Lady Bulldogs’ softball team dropped their first game of the season this past Tuesday to Ruth Raines Middle School (RRMS) from Cross…

Sign-up for War Eagles will begin on Feb. 26

The Taylor County War Eagles football program is getting ready to start another football season, after having a very successful year in all age brackets in 2017. Registration…

News

Trash ordinance to be suspended?

Trash ordinance to be suspended?

Faced with blunt criticism that at times veered toward outright derision, the Perry City Council…

Drive through!

Drive through!

A single-car crash on Johnson Stripling Road Thursday afternoon left a vehicle entirely parked inside…

Sullivan, Hall to seek reelection

Sitting city councilmen Alan C. Hall and Mayor David Sullivan have thrown their hats into…

County oks upcoming mud bogs

At the county’s most recent Feb. 5 meeting, commissioners unanimously approved two separate “special event…

Another early season for scallops

Last year’s decision to open the annual scallop season two weeks early along much of…

Russell served three districts over 20 years on county commission

Russell served three districts over 20 years on county commission

County Commissioner Frank Russell – a fixture of Taylor County government for much of the…

Gov. Rick Scott will appoint replacement

Florida Governor Rick Scott is expected to make an appointment to fill Commissioner Frank Russell’s…

Community

Movie night at Jerkins announced

Jerkins Community Center will host a movie night tonight (Friday) for children, showing “Paddington 2.” There will be a $3 cover charge, which will include popcorn and a…

How to build a bee house Sat., Feb. 24

Want to be a busy bee? Join members of the Steinhatchee Garden Club in building bee houses Saturday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is…

Sen. Rubio’s staff will be in Perry Jan. 31

The office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio will hold its mobile office hours in Taylor County on Wednesday, Jan. 31 from noon until 2 p.m. Anyone interested in…

Extension Office, UF offering summer internship program

A collaboration between the Florida Cooperative Extension Service and the Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida is offering a summer internship program. Students participating…

Father/Daughter Dance set for Feb. 9

The Perry Rotary Club will host its annual Father/Daughter Dance Friday, Feb. 9, from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Perry Elk’s Lodge. The event will feature music, a live…

Entertainment

‘Peter Rabbit’ provides a decent harvest of laughs and enjoyment

‘Peter Rabbit’ provides a decent harvest of laughs and enjoyment

By MARK VIOLA A few weeks ago, I heaped a bunch of well-deserved praise on “Paddington 2,” which was an excellent…

‘The 15:17 to Paris’ is boring slog of a film that never leaves the station

‘The 15:17 to Paris’ is boring slog of a film that never leaves the station

By MARK VIOLA On Aug. 21, 2015, a terrorist attempted to shoot his way through a loaded train crossing the European…

‘The Addams Family’ paying a visit to FSU beginning Feb. 16

The Florida State University School of Theatre presents “The Addams Family,” opening tonight (Friday, Feb. 16) at the Richard G. Fallon…

The Old West has never looked as dark and depressing as it does in ‘Hostiles’

The Old West has never looked as dark and depressing as it does in ‘Hostiles’

By MARK VIOLA When the film “Gravity” hit theaters in 2013, I remember reading a couple of reviews that talked about…