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Kansas Young

Kansas “Buck” Young, 91, of Perry, died Oct. 24, 2014, at his home following an extended illness. A memorial service will be held Friday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m. at Westside…

Andy Curtis Jolley

Andy Curtis Jolley, 48, of Perry, died Oct. 25, 2014. Graveside services will be held on Monday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery with Jason Holden officiating. The…

Remains identified as teen missing since 1993

For the family of missing Perry teen Ruby Dean Lane, a 20-year wait has come to an end. Police notified her surviving relatives this week that skeletal remains discovered in…

Man flees police

A routine traffic stop led to a car chase that ultimately ended with two arrests Wednesday afternoon. Perry Police Department (PPD) Ptl. Jamin Cephus had stopped a vehicle driven by…

Carnival!

Carnival!

Wednesday evening brought the opening of the annual Florida Forest Festival Carnival. Children of all ages, from toddlers to teens, enjoyed the rides, games and fair foods. The carnival will…

‘A quarter a day’ to feed those in need

‘A quarter a day’ to feed those in need

Spearheaded by student council members, Taylor County Middle School recently completed its 2014 United Way campaign, raising $540 through a “quarter a day” fund-raiser. “Along with the help of Second…

Ebola: DMH ‘well-prepared’

With the potential threat of ebola continuing to lead headlines across the country, Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH) is “very well prepared” for the situation, according to hospital officials. Representatives from…

TCHS golf team falls in sudden death playoff

Taylor County High nearly qualified for the state finals golf tournament this week but lost in a sudden death playoff for region runner-up at the Class 1A state regional tournament…

Review: ‘Fury’ is a horrific, ugly look at the terrible costs of war

Review: ‘Fury’ is a horrific, ugly look at the terrible costs of war

By MARK VIOLA Written and directed by David Ayer (“End of Watch”), “Fury” is brutal, ugly, dirty, bloody, powerful, compelling, heartbreaking, thought-provoking and unforgettable. Although the conditions these characters endure…

Proposed new primary school not included in DOE budget

While Florida Department of Education’s (DOE) Special Facilities Construction Committee recommended the Taylor County School District’s proposal for a new Perry Primary School be included in the agency’s 2014-15 budget,…