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Seatbelt violation ends with arrest

A man nabbed with items commonly used in illegal drug distribution is in custody thanks to his alleged oversight in not wearing a seatbelt. Billy Thomas Williamson, 43, was arrested…

Nabbed with expired tag

Nabbed with expired tag

An expired tag led to a traffic stop that resulted in two drug-related arrests by members of the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force Wednesday afternoon. Justin Clement, 36,…

TCDA board to expand by two

Despite expressing some reservations at their Jan. 2 regular meeting, county commissioners voted 4-1 in favor of a request from the Taylor County Development Authority (TCDA) to expand the economic…

In a hurry to get here!

In a hurry to get here!

With the labor and delivery of her first two children taking just two and one-half hours and three hours, five minutes respectively, Kirsten Freeman knew that the birth of her…

Helping…Helping Hands

Helping…Helping Hands

Ashley Fournier (center) was named Wells Fargo’s “Volunteer of the Year” for the bank’s Big Bend District. With the honor came a $1,000 grant she could present to a non-profit…

County commission will begin morning meetings Jan. 16

On Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 9 a.m the Taylor County Board of County Commissioners will hold its first daytime meeting in years at the Taylor County Administrative Complex (old post…

Parking lot will cost county $34,350

The final work on the new Supervisor of Elections building on U.S. 19 — namely paving the facility’s parking lot — will soon be underway in hopes that Supervisor Dana…

No arrest in stabbing

A 32-year-old Perry man was stabbed three times during an early-morning altercation Friday that led to him being airlifted to Tallahassee for emergency surgery. Matthew Stanley sustained non-life threatening injuries…

‘They told me not to stop for police’

A 22-year-old Perry woman ended her year by leading police on a high-speed chase through the city, running stop signs and crossing four lanes of traffic at a time in…

TCSO awaiting report on inmate’s cause of death

The cause of death remains unknown for an inmate at the Taylor County Jail who fell ill New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, before being transported to the hospital and pronounced…