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Tarpon and bonefish to become ‘catch-and-release-only’ Sept. 1

Two premier recreational fisheries will soon have new protections in place, a measure aimed at ensuring the economic and fishing value of tarpon and bonefish for generations to come, according…

NFCC ranked second best in the nation

On Monday, Washington Monthly ranked North Florida Community College (NFCC) second among national community colleges in its ninth annual college rankings survey. Four other Florida College System (FCS) institutions made…

City announces Labor Day schedule

The City of Perry has announced its garbage collection schedule for the Labor Day holiday: • Monday customers will receive service on Tuesday. • Tuesday customers will receive service on…

Harry E. Hodges Jr.

Harry E. Hodges Jr., 50, of Perry, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at his residence in Perry. There are no services planned at this time. All arrangements are under the…

Perry man arrested on out-of-state child sex abuse charges

A 68-year-old former Beloit, Wis., man was arrested in Perry Monday on an out-of-state warrant charging him with two counts of repeated sexual assault on a child. Two local members…

District governor visits Perry Rotary Club

District governor visits Perry Rotary Club

Rotary District 6940 Governor Ted Kirchharr visited the Perry Rotary Club last week, updating members on Rotary’s efforts across the district (which runs from Live Oak to Pensacola) and the…

Buckeye merger ‘done deal’

Georgia-Pacific LLC and Buckeye Technologies Inc. completed the previously announced acquisition of Buckeye by Georgia-Pacific on Friday. Under the merger agreement, all outstanding shares of Buckeye Technologies’ common stock were…

Runners bringing back The Great Race

Run For Your Life is launching the return of The Great Race during the 68th annual Florida Forest Festival and is looking for event sponsors. Interested businesses and individuals are…

County receives $2.5 million in paving funds

Taylor County has received $2.5 million in additional state funds to help complete three road resurfacing projects. The county commission approved three supplemental agreements last week with the Florida Department…

Main Street to christen Grand Pavilion with ‘Praise in the Park’

As construction of the Grand Pavilion at Rosehead Park progressed and Main Street Perry was appointed to oversee events planned for the site, Perry City Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton had one…