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County to FWC: When will Hickory Mound re-open?

With Hickory Mound still closed to vehicle traffic after suffering damage from Hurricane Hermine, the Taylor County Commission has sent a letter to the executive director of the Florida Fish…

Renovations set to begin on new elections office?

The Taylor County Commission is continuing to move forward with preparing a county-owned building on U.S. 19 as the new home for the supervisor of elections. This week, the commission…

Robbery suspect remains at large

A Dollar General employee was visibly upset but uninjured after being robbed just as the store (located in the Save-A-Lot shopping center) opened Tuesday shortly after 8 a.m. The suspect…

Immigration debate gets personal for one local family

The immigration debate, which captivated the nation before the 2016 election and hasn’t ended since, took a personal turn last week for a family in Perry when Rudy Blanco, a…

Jury selection begins Monday for Gear trial

Jury selection will begin Monday morning, May 22, for the first degree murder trial of Billy Gear, charged with the death of Melissa Darnell, 23. In a hearing this Monday…

Man caught smuggling cell phone

A Tamarac (Fla.) man was nabbed Saturday, May 13, attempting to smuggle a cell phone into Taylor Correctional Institution (TCI) while, in an unrelated incident, a second suspect there for…

Burglary suspect found with two firearms

A Perry man was caught practically in the act Tuesday morning breaking into a vehicle on Dogwood Way and stealing a firearm. John Michael Merlo, 26, led police on a…

New school construction, paving funds for Taylor in state $82.4 billion budget

In approving its $82.4 billion state budget last week, the Florida Legislature earmarked millions of dollars for Taylor County, mostly in the form of funding for a new Perry Primary…

TCSO officer recognized on national level

Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) Lt. Jimmy Cash was recently recognized at the 2017 National Interdiction Conference for “his relentless pursuit of combating the spread of drugs in his community…

A ‘fair’ legacy

A ‘fair’ legacy

Taylor County Historical Society President J.T. Davis, center, presented The Fair Store owners Marsha Doll, right, and her husband, Dean Faulkenberry, an award recognizing the business as the oldest, continuously…