Home » Archives by category » News (Page 2)

Ready for a smokin’ good time?

With more than 50 professional barbecue cook teams and some 120 judges expected in town the seventh annual Southern Pine Blues & BBQ Festival, several local hotels are already booked…

Open House heralds the holidays

Open House heralds the holidays

Cherished traditions returned and new memories were made during the annual Downtown Christmas Open House Friday, Dec. 5. Red flashing lights heralded the arrival of Santa Claus perched atop a…

Must we feed them on weekends too?

Must we feed them on weekends too?

By SUSAN H. LINCOLN / Managing Editor It’s a question that has resonated throughout the community: if we feed children both breakfast and lunch at school (at no charge), as…

Man, 48, who ‘escaped’ while on work release nabbed in Georgia

A fifth suspect has been apprehended after his photo was included in a Crimestoppers bulletin published through a partnership with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO), Big Bend Crimestoppers and…

Kiwanis Radio Auction arrives Dec. 8-9

Kiwanis Radio Auction arrives Dec. 8-9

Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Emily Ketring (center) updated the Perry Kiwanis Club on its many programs this week. The Boys and Girls Club is one of several local…

‘Big step’ for BioNitrogen

In what officials are calling another “big step” in BioNitrogen’s efforts to build a $300 million plant in Taylor County, the company has announced that it has been awarded an…

Battle of the Bulge veteran recalls 40 days on the front lines

Battle of the Bulge veteran recalls 40 days on the front lines

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Still raw from the bombing of Pearl Harbor just three years earlier, American soldiers stationed in France were battle-tired as a bitter winter…

High school senior, 18, remains ‘critical’ after hit-and-run

Taylor County prayer warriors were called to action in support of a Tampa high school senior who remains in critical condition following a hit-and-run crash in Tallahassee during the early…

Phone outage reported

FairPoint officials have confirmed they had an outage Tuesday morning which cut phone and internet service to much of Perry for about 30 minutes. According to Public Relations Representative Angelynne…

FSU backs Team Jayse

FSU backs Team Jayse

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer When the Florida State University Seminoles defeated their rivals, the University of Florida Gators, this past Saturday, perhaps no fan was happier than Taylor…