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Katelynn Brooke Tipton

Katelynn Brooke Tipton, infant daughter of Richard Lee Tipton III and Lauren Brooke Raulerson of Perry, died on the day she was born, Friday, March 1, 2013, in Tallahassee. Private…

Bobby Lee Omans Jr.

Bobby Lee Omans Jr., 27, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, from injuries sustained in a truck accident. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 8, at Joe…

9 teams advance to JROTC state drill

9 teams advance to JROTC state drill

Taylor County JROTC traveled to West Port High School in Ocala Feb. 23 for the Area II Drill Meet, capturing 13 trophies and five medallions. Cadets brought home five second…

4th annual Special Olympics fishing tournament is March 9

The fourth annual Special Olympics In-Shore Fishing Tournament will be held this Saturday, March 9. Anglers are invited to be on the water “by safe light” and weigh-in is slated…

Perry man, 27, dies in fiery crash

A Perry man was killed in a Sunday crash in Lafayette County when his semi-truck rolled over and caught fire. Bobby Lee Omans Jr., 27, was driving a 1999 Western…

9 from Taylor plead guilty in federal court to drug distribution charges

Nine Taylor County residents have entered guilty pleas in a drug trafficking case investigators say rivals the heyday of illegal smuggling that took place here in the 1980s. Steven Mink…

Expect traffic delays on 98

Expect traffic delays on 98

Traffic in both directions on US 98 at the Taylor and Jefferson County line will be temporarily halted for up to 10 minutes at a time over the next six…

Frazier found not guilty of sign violations

The City of Perry’s Code Enforcement Board found local businessman Michael Frazier not guilty of charges that he was violating local signage ordinances by posting signs advocating that City Manager…

Legislators stress their availability to local citizens

Legislators stress their availability to local citizens

Local residents and officials had the opportunity last week to speak directly with their state representatives when Sen. Bill Montford and Rep. Halsey Beshears held their annual legislation delegation gathering…

Members sought for RESTORE committee

With Taylor County in line to possibly receive between $3 million and $12 million from British Petroleum’s (BP) Clean Water Act penalties resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, county…