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Sports

Triggerfish harvest will remain closed through December

The recreational harvest of gray triggerfish will remain closed to harvest in Gulf state and federal waters through Dec. 31, with the season re-opening Jan. 1, 2017. At…

Amberjack season re-opens Aug. 1

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack will re-open in Gulf state waters Aug. 1. It will remain closed in Gulf federal waters through Dec. 31, 2016. The Florida…

Bulldogs will begin fall practice Monday

Taylor County High head football coach Tanner Jones begins preparation for his third season at the Bulldog helm as fall practice gets underway Monday, August 1. New rules…

Volleyball tryouts set for Aug. 1-2

Tryouts for the 2016 Taylor County High junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams will be held Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 1 and 2, in the TCHS gym. The…

News

Commissioners: Minimal tax rate increase funds pay raises?

After nearly 17 hours of budget workshops, the Taylor County Commission appears close to finalizing…

Council: Eliminate natural gas discount and fluoride in water?

In contrast to the county commission’s 17-hour long budget workshops, the Perry City Council sailed…

City rejects tax increase

The Perry City Council rejected a recommendation to make an incremental increase in its millage…

Apply here for firearm carry permit

Taylor County residents can now apply for their statewide concealed weapons license locally at the…

Mathis brings 25 years of civic leadership to school board bid

Mathis brings 25 years of civic leadership to school board bid

Backed by 25 years of civic leadership and experience, Jeannie Mathis is making a run…

Pickford says he is ‘the right voice’ for Perry City Council’s District 2

Pickford says he is ‘the right voice’ for Perry City Council’s District 2

Donnie L. Pickford, who says, as a proven leader, he is “the right voice at…

Fire training facility will benefit county, city and GP departments

Fire training facility will benefit county, city and GP departments

Local firefighters will soon have a live-fire training facility after the county received a $36,000…

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Community

Short story collection now on sale at library

“Taylor County Tales, Vol. 10,” which includes the winning stories from the 2016 Friends of the Taylor County Public Library Short Story Contest, is now available. The winning…

No laundry duty on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday

The City of Perry Water Division, in conjunction with the City Fire Department, is flushing fire hydrants throughout the city and county during the months of August, September…

Register now for Head Start

Taylor County Head Start, a program that provides school readiness, health, nutrition, family support, transportation assistance and disability services for three-and-four-year-olds, is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school…

Perry Elks announce fund-raisers

The Perry Elks Lodge has a busy calendar lined up for July and August, and encourages members to lend their support: • Tuesday, July 19: A (take out)…

Entertainment

Review: Fun is the key word in the very entertaining ‘Star Trek Beyond’

Review: Fun is the key word in the very entertaining ‘Star Trek Beyond’

By MARK VIOLA This year marks the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek” as well as the seventh year since director J.J.…

Review: ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ is a heartfelt and hilarious comedy

Review: ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ is a heartfelt and hilarious comedy

By MARK VIOLA I tend to follow movie news more than most, so it is rare that I go into a…

Review: Iconic ‘Killing Joke’ graphic novel comes to life

Review: Iconic ‘Killing Joke’ graphic novel comes to life

By MARK VIOLA DC Comics’ latest animated film is “Batman: The Killing Joke,” the company’s first R-rated animated offering. The movie…

Review: ‘Secret Lives of Pets’ pulls back the veil on what our animals are up to

Review: ‘Secret Lives of Pets’ pulls back the veil on what our animals are up to

By MARK VIOLA I’m sure everyone with a pet or two has wondered just what they get up to while we’re…