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Standards lowered for graduation?

For the second time in three years, the Florida Legislature has passed a major overhaul to the state’s high school graduation requirements, this time rolling back some of the most…

‘Dogs blast 13 hits enroute to defeating Tallahassee-Munroe

The Taylor County High baseball team was slated to take on host Madison Tuesday night in the second round of the district 2, 4A tournament. Top-seeded Florida High was scheduled…

Phelps set for July trial docket

Lloyd Phelps is on a fast track to face a jury for the 2006 killing of Patricia “Niece” Knight and could be on the trial docket as early as July.…

Betty Janette Hendry

Betty Janette Hendry, 90, of Perry, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Lafayette Health Care in Mayo. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 25, at 2 p.m. at First…

County to grant permits for longterm parking on right-of-way

The Taylor County Commission last week approved a change to the land development code which will allow landowners to apply for a permit to park recreation vehicles (RV) on the…

2013 Lady of the Year: Michele McLeod

2013 Lady of the Year: Michele McLeod

Friends and family members gathered around Michele and Danny McLeod following Sunday’s announcement that she had been named Beta Sigma Phi’s Lady of the Year. PHOTO: Shown from left are…

Optimist fishing tourney set for May 4

The 22nd annual Optimist Club of Perry’s Saltwater Fishing Tournament is set to go on Saturday, May 4, with weigh-ins at three locations along the Taylor County coast. Anglers may…

Reagan Hamilton Fox III

Reagan Hamilton Fox III, 70, of Perry, died Saturday, April 20, 2013. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Perry, 102 Center Street,…

Legal Notices for April 24, 2013

Notice of Public Hearing Hearing Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Subject of Hearing: Revised Board Policy #7.23-Sick Leave THE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF TAYLOR COUNTY WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING…

County facing $150,000 jump in Medicaid bills annually?

A year after Taylor County officials successfully proved to the state that the county did not owe hundreds of thousands of dollars in back Medicaid bills, a new Senate bill…