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Two are charged with manufacturing meth

During his recent campaign for office, Sheriff Wayne Padgett promised to address the drug issues plaguing the community. With just over a week on duty, it seems he is committed…

DOT wants to give city Jefferson St.

DOT wants to give city Jefferson St.

The Perry City Council agreed to a proposal from the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) to take full ownership of a main artery that cuts through the heart of downtown…

Drug fugitive arrested Thursday

A man wanted on federal drug charges was taken into custody Thursday morning at a residence on Ezell Beach Road. Nicholas Pharr was found hiding under a vehicle, Sheriff Wayne…

Canopy project blocked at ‘ninth’ hour

It was a hot summer day in 2012 when City Manager Bob Brown joined a group of architects touring downtown Perry, looking for inspiration as the city prepared to embark…

Meet Ted Lakey

For incoming Taylor County Administrator Ted Lakey, moving here and taking over the helm of county government is “an exciting prospect.” The Taylor County Commission unanimously approved a two-year employment…

Thank you

Thank you

Although Taylor County Historical Society President J.T. Davis was at the Perry City Council meeting Tuesday to thank members for supporting the Rocking New Year’s Eve event, he himself was…

Commission hires Lakey

Ted Lakey of Port St. Joe will be Taylor County’s new administrator. The Taylor County Commission unanimously approved a two-year contract with Lakey during a special meeting Monday evening, and…

Meeks Twice as nice hearing delayed

Inmate Douglas R. Meeks is no doubt counting the days until he is removed from Death Row and transferred to a general population correctional institution to serve out a life…

Twice as nice

Twice as nice

With their Jan. 4, 2017, arrival, Zayne Anthony Murphy and Autumn Raelynn Bolden became Taylor County’s “New Year’s Babies for 2017.” PHOTOS: (Above) Zayne is the son of Colby and…

County lobbies for an earlier start to 2017 scallop season

With the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) considering possible changes to the annual scallop season, the Taylor County Commission has passed a resolution requesting the state agency to…