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School board members affirm commitment to Steinhatchee School

School board members affirm commitment to Steinhatchee School

Steinhatchee School will remain open for the 2015-16 school year with officials saying the workshop last month (which fueled outrage among parents and the community over the idea that the…

Steinhatchee parents: ‘We have a plan for our school’

In a nearly 90-minute presentation, Steinhatchee School parents and other concerned community members addressed the Taylor County School Board with proposals for increasing enrollment at the school and therefore improving…

Primary school not included in state budget

For the second consecutive year, the Taylor County School District’s request for state funds to help construct a new Perry Primary School has been left out the Florida Legislature’s preliminary…

Padgett to seek sheriff’s seat; Woods eyes school superintendent’s office

Four additional candidates have thrown their hats into the political ring this past week seeking a range of offices that include sheriff and superintendent of schools. Longtime deputy Wayne Padgett…

Council wants city to pay for Eternal Flame

Council wants city to pay for Eternal Flame

The eternal flame at Veterans Memorial Park is once again burning brightly and, on Tuesday, the Perry City Council is expected to discuss ways to keep it that way. Councilman…

Former Perry teacher is killed in murder-suicide

Former Perry teacher is killed in murder-suicide

Sandra M. Cook, a former Taylor County Elementary School (TCES) teacher, began the new year as a finalist for Teacher of the Year for Brevard County, where she had taught…

Man, 21, survives shot to neck

A 21-year-old Perry man was shot in the neck, sustaining what officers call a “through and through,” following a verbal disturbance Saturday, Jan. 30, outside the Stop & Shop convenience…

Attorney consults with council members on BioNitrogen lawsuit

The Perry City Council spent more than an hour in a closed executive session Monday afternoon with the attorney representing the city’s interests in the ongoing BioNitrogen Holdings, Corp., bankruptcy…

Heavy fog factor in head-on crash

Heavy fog is believed to be a major factor in an early-morning crash Tuesday that left an 85-year-old Perry man seriously injured. Marion Catalano was transported to Doctors’ Memorial Hospital;…

Plea agreement gives Flowers 30 months for beating death

A Perry man charged with the May 2014 beating death of his girlfriend has pled guilty to manslaughter and been sentenced to 30 months in prison. In court proceedings last…

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