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Man tries to run over officers with vehicle

A 24-year-old Perry man was arrested on multiple felony accounts after he attempted to run over several officers with his vehicle and then led law enforcement units on a chase…

B&G Club to get new building

B&G Club to get new building

Thanks to a partnership with the City of Perry, the Boys & Girls Club of Perry/Taylor County will soon be breaking ground on a new 6,000-square-foot building. The new building…

How can you protect your identity?

Local law enforcement agencies are partnering with Big Bend Crimestoppers to host a free public forum on Identify Protection 101 Monday, Jan. 26. The one-hour event will be held at…

Commissioners accused of treason

The Taylor County Commission was accused of treason against the U.S. Constitution Tuesday night for the county’s Vision 2060 plan as well as its membership in the Florida Association of…

Governor selects Taylor County native Swearingen to lead FDLE

Taylor County native Rick Swearingen, who was named interim commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) last month, has been named the permanent commissioner by the Florida Cabinet.…

Schedule set for new walking trail from Coastal Park to Dark Island

This time next year, work should be starting on a walking trail from Keaton Beach Coastal Park to Dark Island. The 2.4-mile project, which is projected to cost up to…

Blount drives NFL dream all the way to the Super Bowl

Blount drives NFL dream all the way to the Super Bowl

When LeGarrette Blount walked off the field before the end of the game on Nov. 17 and was dismissed by the Pittsburgh Steelers, many thought he had made the biggest…

Former teacher gets jail time for having sex with underage student

Former Taylor County High School teacher Christine Bennett, who admitted to having relationships with a student, was sentenced to two years in the county jail and one year of probation…

FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement gets new director in Col. Curtis Brown

This week, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) welcomed a new law enforcement director, Col. Curtis Brown. Brown, who is known among his colleagues at the FWC and…

Chester takes the helm

Chester takes the helm

Sandy Gail Chester, left, has taken the helm as chairman of the Perry- Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Chester, owner of Goodman’s BBQ, has served on the…