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Robert Lee Ellison Sr.

Robert Lee Ellison Sr., 87, of Perry, died July 29, 2013, at Lafayette Healthcare in Mayo. A memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 2, at 4 p.m. at Joe…

School grades fall; first ‘F’ since 1999

With school grades falling precipitously across the state this year, Taylor County was not immune, with Steinhatchee School earning the district’s first “F” grade since 1999. The Florida Department of…

Man makes meth, again, at elderly dad’s home

A Perry man was arrested last Thursday for operating a meth lab in his father’s mobile home on Vera Lane—the second time he has been charged with the same offense…

City attorney’s abrupt resignation: ‘I don’t suffer fools well,’ Smith says

Longtime City Attorney Mike Smith abruptly resigned during the middle of the Perry City Council’s regular July 23 meeting. Smith scribbled out a one-line resignation on a sheet of notebook…

Shoppers ready for tax free days

Florida’s 2013 back-to-school sales tax holiday arrives this weekend, Aug. 2-4, and has expanded to include purchases of personal computers and accessories. With many parents heading to stores, the Taylor…

Long road to justice

Long road to justice

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Less than 48 hours after receiving a life sentence for first degree murder, Lloyd Phelps was in prison. The Florida Department of Corrections…

A mother’s sorrow

As certain as birthdays come every year, so too the call or visit from her daughter that Carol Dean Lockett would receive on her special day each year. Without fail.…

3 bring home ‘ultimate prize’ from national championships

3 bring home ‘ultimate prize’ from national championships

Eighteen local athletes traveled to Orlando to compete in the AAU National Championships June 12-16, joining more than 3,500 athletes from across the country who converged on Disney’s Wide World…

Legal Notices for July 31, 2013

Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer District has one (1) opening on its governing Board of Commissioners. Potential commissioners must be a registered voter in Florida and own real property within…

Putt it there

Putt it there

Overcast skies failed to dampen the spirits of the teams taking part in the first Family Putt Putt Golf Tournament hosted by the Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce. Winning teams…

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