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‘No threat to students’: Rampant rumors cause widespread panic

‘No threat to students’: Rampant rumors cause widespread panic

“There is not – and was not – any threat made against any school in Taylor County,” Perry Police Department (PPD) Chief Jamie Cruse repeated numerous times during a Thursday…

Safety plans in place at schools

In the wake of the tragic events which occurred last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, many parents have been left asking: what is the Taylor…

Train car derails, damages tracks

Train car derails, damages tracks

A busted wheel is the suspected culprit that caused a train car to jump the tracks Tuesday night, chew through 800 crossties and bust the asphalt like a jackhammer at…

Gates close on Salem Tower Rd.

As part of an ongoing effort to reduce liability concerns, Four Rivers Land & Timber Company is in the process of restricting access on some of the company’s local privately-owned…

City picks up trash ordinance Feb. 27

The Perry City Council is expected to have a first reading Tuesday of a draft order that would suspend the “no dumping in city right-of-ways” provision outlined in the city’s…

Wiles first Taylor County 4-H’er to win ‘Champion’ title since 1955

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Managing Editor “Dusty Mike” may be the least likely champion ever to step hoof into the ring at the annual North Florida Livestock Show. Tipping…

Man allegedly threatened to kill mayor, city manager

A Perry man who allegedly made threats about killing Mayor David Sullivan and City Manager Bob Brown was arrested Friday afternoon, Feb. 16, after being found in possession of an…

Murphy critical after mud bog accident

Murphy critical after mud bog accident

It was a scene that has played out countless times at nearly every mud bog ever held – a truck stalled in the middle of the pond and another truck…

Next Gen-911 coming to Taylor County

Local residents will soon have access to a new generation E-911 communication system after county commissioners awarded a $135,606 bid to AK Associates – a family-owned telecommunications service provider based…

Scallop survey says…

It’s no secret that the annual scallop season draws thousands of people to the Taylor County coast each summer. But how much do those people impact both the county’s natural…

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