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Walker promoted to police dept. captain

Veteran Perry Police Department sergeant Nellie Walker has been promoted to captain, making her the highest ranking female officer in the city’s 100-plus year history. Walker is also the first…

Law Enforcement Torch Run

Law Enforcement Torch Run

Some 35 athletes and 24 officers took part in the annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Thursday morning. Teaming with seven local agencies, the group ran from the Walmart…

Security upgrades for county courthouse are on the horizon

The Taylor County Commission has endorsed a new security plan for the county courthouse which will eventually result in access being limited to one entrance and all visitors passing through…

How should county spend $140,000 donation?

The Taylor County Commission agreed this week to revitalize its Steinhatchee Waterfronts Committee to help determine ways to utilize a $140,000 donation received in December for projects in the coastal…

Inaugural seafood festival to benefit Purple Heart recipients

Inaugural seafood festival to benefit Purple Heart recipients

American Legion Post 291 has teamed with the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation to host the first Steinhatchee Seafood Festival Friday, April 17, through Sunday, April 19, benefitting Purple Heart…

Funding for new school cut by Senate, House

The Taylor County School District is once again on the outside looking in for state funding to help construct a new Perry Primary School (PPS). When Florida Governor Rick Scott…

More rain? No worries! Bluegrass bands play on

More rain? No worries! Bluegrass bands play on

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer It was as if the crowd at the 13th annual Florida State Bluegrass Festival wanted to set their own record. When this year’s version…

Save 40% on outstanding traffic ticket fees April 17

Taylor County has some 4,000 overdue traffic tickets on the books, totaling more than $1.1 million in outstanding fines. Ticket-holders will have the opportunity to save 40% on collection fees…

Lescher named interim CEO of Doctors’ Memorial Hospital

Mary Lescher, chief clinical officer at Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH), has been named interim chief executive officer (CEO) of the hospital. The announcement was made by John Hornbuckle, chairman of…

New bridge opens April 10

New bridge opens April 10

Traffic is scheduled to shift to the newly constructed bridge on U.S. 27 over the Fenholloway River located about five miles east of Perry this Friday, weather permitting. Motorists should…