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City holds final hearing on tax, water rate hikes

The Perry City Council will hold its final public hearing Tuesday on its proposed 2014-15 budget that includes a 27.72 percent property tax increase as well as an increase in…

Business of the Year: Wilson wins top state award

Business of the Year: Wilson wins top state award

Brenda Wilson, owner of O’Quinn Pharmacy, was named Florida Main Street’s “Business of the Year” during the state conference held last week in Stuart. Secretary of State Ken Detzner presented…

Contracts signed: BioNitrogen moves forward

The City of Perry and the West Palm Beach-based BioNitrogen have signed the agreement under which the city will provide collateral guaranty on a $5 million line of credit taken…

82 anglers take part in tourney

By PAT MCGRIFF The trout were biting this past weekend as 82 anglers fished the third annual fall trout fishing tournament put together by the Taylor County Tourism Development Council.…

Robertson takes the helm at Main Street

Robertson takes the helm at Main Street

Perry native Meagan Robertson hit the ground running in her new position as program director for Main Street Perry, attending the state’s annual Main Street conference her second week on…

Work begins on Sneads Smokehouse Lake ramp

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has begun construction of a new boat-launch ramp at Sneads Smokehouse Lake, which adjoins the Aucilla River in Jefferson County. The lake’s…

Review: Gandolfini, Hardy are powerful in compelling thriller ‘The Drop’

Review: Gandolfini, Hardy are powerful in compelling thriller ‘The Drop’

By MARK VIOLA Featuring outstanding work from James Gandolfini (in his final performance) as well as Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight,” “Lawless”) along with a calculated script from the author…

Country singer Chris Lane will perform in Tallahassee

Country singer Chris Lane will perform in Tallahassee

Country newcomer Chris Lane will be in Tallahassee tonight (Friday, Sept. 19) for a live performance at Kleman Plaza. Lane says he will bring the crowd an energy-packed set, including…

Want to volunteer with a 4-H club?

The Taylor County 4-H Club year has kicked off with record attendance in all clubs, according to 4-H Extension Agent Abbey L. Tharpe. If you are interested in becoming a…

It’s official: Steinhatchee River joins Fla. paddling trail system

It’s official: Steinhatchee River joins Fla. paddling trail system

With the addition of the Steinhatchee River, Florida now has 50 state paddling trails. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Greenways & Trails designated the Steinhatchee River during…

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