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Atlantic snook season opens

The recreational harvest season for snook re-opens on Feb. 1 in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters (from the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line north), including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River.…

Expert needed for facility assessment

Expert needed for facility assessment

In order to develop what County Administrator Dustin Hinkel is calling a “blueprint” for future county operations, the commission has issued a solicitation seeking firms to develop an assessment for…

John W. Vann

John W. Vann, 53, of Kokomo, Ind., died at 2:44 a.m., Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at Marion General Hospital in Marion, Ind. A service celebrating the life of John W.…

Sherwin Lewis Davis Sr.

Sherwin Lewis Davis Sr. died  Jan. 28, 2016, in Perry. He was born Feb. 17, 1969. A memorial service is planned for a later date. All arrangements are under the…

Rev. Thomas F. Jones

The Rev. Thomas F. Jones, 79, died Jan. 23, 2016, at home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at New Brooklyn M.B. Church with interment at…

Father, son charged in Strickland murder

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Manden Whiddon turned 21 in prison one month before his release. Six weeks later he is alleged to have taken part in the…

MoonPie registration deadline is Jan. 27

Wednesday, Jan. 27, is the final deadline to register for the eighth annual MoonPie Princess Pageant. A mandatory parents meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 28, for all participants. The…

McLeod, Denmark federal lawsuit dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed all charges in a 22-count complaint filed against local deputies, police officers and the City of Perry brought by William Daniel McLeod Jr. and Jeremy…

Taylor solar plant first in Duke’s STEM partnership with schools

Taylor solar plant first in Duke’s STEM partnership with schools

Local and state leaders joined Duke Energy to celebrate the groundbreaking of the company’s new five-megawatt Perry Solar Facility Friday morning. The threat of severe weather forced the event indoors…

Brown named district ‘Teacher of the Year’

Brown named district ‘Teacher of the Year’

By MARK VIOLA  / Staff writer Superintendent Paul Dyal did not carry the traditional bouquet of roses when he entered Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) Welding Instructor Tim Brown’s classroom Friday…