Sports

Varsity girls win two, improve to 12-3 on season

The Taylor County High School varsity girls’ soccer team continued its dominance by recording two more wins this past week – defeating neighboring squads from Lafayette County and…

Jayvee girls close out season

Taylor County High School’s junior varsity girls’ soccer team is winding down their short season this week, as they enter their last game with a record of 1-2-1.…

Blount’s TD carries Philadelphia Eagles to next round of playoffs

LeGarrette Blount rushed just nine times for only 19 yards, but scored the Philadelphia Eagles’ only touchdown in their 15-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the Divisional…

Smith hired to coach linebackers at FAMU

Former Taylor County High School (TCHS) Bulldogs’ Head Football Coach Ryan Smith has accepted an assistant football coaching position at Florida A&M University (FAMU) in Tallahassee. The former…

News

Flu epidemic? Local cases 5 times higher than normal

Flu activity is on the rise in the state and across the U.S., and in…

Suspect bails; caught after three-mile chase

Suspect bails; caught after three-mile chase

A Perry man with an active arrest warrant in Madison County bailed out of a…

Red-handed suspect held at gunpoint

Burglary victims executed a reverse sting on the alleged culprit, capturing the would-be thief red-handed…

Sheriff: No more unsupervised trustees

Due to an ongoing problem of illegal contraband being smuggled into the jail, Taylor County…

Coxwell is first Adult Education student in state to receive award

Coxwell is first Adult Education student in state to receive award

Taylor County’s Glen Coxwell became the first Adult Education student in the state to receive…

PPD narcotics unit targets alleged dealers; 15 arrested

Detectives with the Perry Police Department (PPD) Narcotics Unit conducted a massive round-up Thursday that…

Man, 27, dies in accidental shooting

Reckless gunplay with a loaded firearm led to the tragic death of a young father-to-be…

Community

Deadline for 2018 MoonPie Princess Pageant is Jan. 26

Parents are reminded that the deadline to enter this year’s MoonPie Princess Pageant is Friday, Jan. 26. The pageant, held in conjunction with the Florida State Bluegrass Festival,…

Big Bend Brewfest tickets on sale now

Tickets are on sale now for the Perry Rotary Club’s first Big Bend Brewfest planned Saturday, March 3, at Rosehead Park from 5-8 p.m. The entry fee is…

Teal in the Park, Small Business Jan. 27

Rosehead Park is in for an event-filled Saturday on Jan. 27. There will be live music, guest speakers, good food, shopping, snow cones, a bounce house, a book…

Morris to serve as keynote speaker for Jan. 21 celebration

Taylor County native Terry Morris returns to his hometown Sunday, Jan. 21, to serve as keynote speaker for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration. New…

Sweets for your sweetheart

Hearts for Hometown Dogs (HFHD) is now accepting pre-orders for chocolate-covered strawberries for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday. The cost is $20 per dozen or $15 for half…

Entertainment

‘I, Tonya’ is a hilarious, heart-breaking look at an event we all think we know

‘I, Tonya’ is a hilarious, heart-breaking look at an event we all think we know

By MARK VIOLA My mom is a big fan of figure skating. When I was young, she had control over the…

‘The Commuter’ can’t stay on the tracks with lazy script, bad effects

‘The Commuter’ can’t stay on the tracks with lazy script, bad effects

By MARK VIOLA Ever since 2008’s “Taken,” actor Liam Neeson has become the go-to-guy for films about an older man facing…

‘The Post’ is an excellent film about journalism and the role of the press

‘The Post’ is an excellent film about journalism and the role of the press

By MARK VIOLA If there was an all-too-common occurrence with movies in 2017, it was projects with accomplished directors and stellar…

Sorkin draws a royal flush in his directorial debut, ‘Molly’s Game’

Sorkin draws a royal flush in his directorial debut, ‘Molly’s Game’

By MARK VIOLA I like good movies and I like good writing, and when Aaron Sorkin writes movies, they tend to…