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District left waiting for state budget

Since the Florida Legislature concluded its regular session without a budget–and is not expected back in Tallahassee until Monday, June 1, to begin a 20-day special session in an attempt…

Alert: bridge work ahead

Traffic is scheduled to shift to a temporary metal bridge this Friday (May 29), weather permitting, for the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) bridge replacement project on U.S. 221 over…

Thankful community honors its heroes on Memorial Day

Thankful community honors its heroes on Memorial Day

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer The sepia-toned portrait captured a handsome young soldier in uniform. On any other day, the framed photo may be found in a place…

‘Want to be governor?’

‘Want to be governor?’

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Perry Primary administrators and teachers were given 24 hours notice Wednesday that they would be welcoming a very special guest Thursday afternoon—Florida Gov.…

‘EMS saved his life’

The family of burn victim Jackie Lee, 64, credits the Doctors’ Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS) EMTs and paramedics who treated their brother with saving his life. “He was…

Retired Navy commander will speak at Memorial Day service

Retired Navy commander will speak at Memorial Day service

Retired Navy Commander Sheila Noles will be the keynote speaker during Memorial Day ceremonies Monday, May 25, at Veterans Memorial Park, starting at 10 a.m. Her 24-year Naval career carried…

Parents vent about sports complex fees

Concerns over organized recreational sports and operations at the Taylor County Sports Complex once again dominated discussions at the Taylor County Commission’s meeting Tuesday, with board members discussing and debating…

Motorcyclist injured in crash

A Perry man was airlifted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries after crashing his 199 Honda motorcycle on Beach Road Sunday night, May 17. Ricky Abercrumbie, 54, was treated…

Graham here to meet with local residents on May 27

U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham will be in Perry next week to meet with local residents and to hear concerns. \ Staff members from Graham’s office are here the fourth Wednesday…

Taylor County son who died in Korean POW camp will be honored on Memorial Day

Taylor County son who died in Korean POW camp will be honored on Memorial Day

Lum L. Slaughter was 19 years old when he joined the U.S. Army on Dec. 28, 1948. Two short years later, just three months after his 22nd birthday, Slaughter’s family…

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