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New marine agent brings 24 years of aquaculture experience

Taylor County’s new marine agent, Geoff Wallat, brings with him 24 years of experience in aquaculture and a willingness to provide answers to those needing assistance with issues surrounding the…

‘Effective response’ is community’s best defense when disaster strikes

As a powerful storm system swept across the Southeast in late January, numerous tornadoes raked through towns, including Adairsville, Ga., destroying homes, damaging businesses and even claiming lives. While various…

Perry man, 27, dies in fiery crash

A Perry man was killed in a Sunday crash in Lafayette County when his semi-truck rolled over and caught fire. Bobby Lee Omans Jr., 27, was driving a 1999 Western…

9 from Taylor plead guilty in federal court to drug distribution charges

Nine Taylor County residents have entered guilty pleas in a drug trafficking case investigators say rivals the heyday of illegal smuggling that took place here in the 1980s. Steven Mink…

Expect traffic delays on 98

Expect traffic delays on 98

Traffic in both directions on US 98 at the Taylor and Jefferson County line will be temporarily halted for up to 10 minutes at a time over the next six…

Frazier found not guilty of sign violations

The City of Perry’s Code Enforcement Board found local businessman Michael Frazier not guilty of charges that he was violating local signage ordinances by posting signs advocating that City Manager…

Legislators stress their availability to local citizens

Legislators stress their availability to local citizens

Local residents and officials had the opportunity last week to speak directly with their state representatives when Sen. Bill Montford and Rep. Halsey Beshears held their annual legislation delegation gathering…

Members sought for RESTORE committee

With Taylor County in line to possibly receive between $3 million and $12 million from British Petroleum’s (BP) Clean Water Act penalties resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, county…

Store owners to be fined for abandoned shopping carts along city streets?

Shopping carts are among those commonplace items that most people don’t give a second thought to using. However, for the Perry City Council, the horde of carts abandoned along city…

Looters target Aucilla area

Looters target Aucilla area

Thirteen individuals face more than 400 felony violations for allegedly selling artifacts they dug up on land and in rivers, mostly in northern and central Florida, according to the Florida…