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Record scallop counts

Record scallop counts

  This year’s scallop season, which opens Saturday, June 25, looks to offer a bumper crop to both locals as well as the thousands of visitors expected here during the…

Deming clinches second term

The field is set for the Perry City Council’s upcoming races with Mayor Mike Deming (Dist. 3) sailing into a second term without opposition. Councilwomen Venita Woodfaulk (Dist. 1) and…

Marina for sale? Should county buy?

Could the Taylor County Commission be interested in purchasing the former Keaton Beach Marina? After a brief discussion during their meeting this week, commissioners signaled they are at least willing…

Cone pays $5,890 fee, gets in the running for Clerk of Court

Three new candidates have filed to run for local offices, including Calvin Cone, who is challenging incumbent Clerk of Court Annie Mae Murphy. Cone filed his paperwork this week to…

Blount announces candidacy for Dist. 5 county commission seat

Blount announces candidacy for Dist. 5 county commission seat

Looking to “give back to the community and work to make Taylor County a better place for families,” Johnnie Mae Blount (D) has announced her candidacy for the Board of…

Perry student dies while on ‘dream vacation’ with family

Perry student dies while on ‘dream vacation’ with family

To some, they are just a jumble of plastic blocks. But to Thomas Ingram Jr., Legos were the building blocks to the endless designs dancing in his head. “We did…

Suspected burglar confesses

A Steinhatchee man has confessed to committing multiple burglaries in the coastal town, clearing four ongoing investigations by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO). John Fryer III, 29, was initially…

Career Academy program students returning to TCHS

The Taylor County Career Academy, which has been located at Taylor Technical Institute (TTI), will move to Taylor County High School (TCHS) next school year. Superintendent Paul Dyal said the…

Chemring secures $29 million contract with defense dept.

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Chemring Military Products, Inc. (CMP), part of the Chemring Group PLC, a second delivery order under its five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ)…

Page seeking fourth term as county commissioner

Page seeking fourth term as county commissioner

Promising to be the “same conservative commissioner I have always been,” Malcolm Page (D) has announced his candidacy for a fourth term as the District I county commission representative. “I…