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Double-murderer off Death Row, sentenced to life term

Double-murderer off Death Row, sentenced to life term

By ANGELA CASTELUCCI / Staff writer For the past 41 years and 10 months, Death Row inmate Douglas R. Meeks’ world has been confined to a space slightly larger than…

Killer’s eyes haunted shooting survivor

It’s almost easy to have sympathy for the older man shuffling into the courtroom, hands cuffed in front and shackles around his ankles. His demeanor is respectful and his voice,…

County okay with trading Wright Road for section of Jefferson St.

The Taylor County Commission joined with the Perry City Council to approve a proposal from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) under which the county will assume ownership of a…

Commissioners agree to keep one-cent sales tax on books

The local one-cent sales tax, which has been used for the past 16 years to pay for the construction of Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH), is expected to accomplish its mission…

Resolution hearing set Jan. 30 in Whiddon case

Prosecutors hope to have finalized a plea agreement with Manden Whiddon to present to the court at a resolution hearing set Monday, Jan. 30, at the Taylor County Courthouse. Whiddon…

Frazier dismisses lawsuit

Local businessman Michael Frazier voluntarily agreed last Wednesday, Jan. 11, to dismiss a federal lawsuit he had filed against the City of Perry, four of its law enforcement officers and…

Opens Jan. 20

Opens Jan. 20

Forest Capital Humane Society is expanding its reach, adding a thrift store to its arsenal of tools for helping Taylor County cats and dogs find homes. Volunteers are hard at…

Man, 20, attacks father

A 20-year-old Perry man faces aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges after physically attacking his father, beating and biting him. An arrest warrant for Zachary Thomas “Zack” Cannon, 20,…

Local contractor gets bid for spring restoration work

The county is moving forward with efforts to restore Stephens Spring in Steinhatchee, selecting local firm DeYoung Construction Co. to complete the work. The $97,000 project is being funded through…

A sizzling September!

As one year turns to the next, it is not unusual to begin planning for the upcoming 12 months. The Taylor County Tourism Development Council (TDC) is no different and…

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