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Five to vie for two city seats

Monday, June 16, marked the final deadline for candidates to complete qualifying documents for two city seats that will be on the August Primary Election ballot. Five city residents submitted…

District pleased with EOC exam results

The Taylor County School District fared well compared to surrounding counties as well as the state in most subject areas on end-of-course assessments, the results of which were released by…

Automotive services program closes at TTI

Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) has ended its long-running automotive program due to a lack of enrollment and placements. TTI Director Judy Johnson requested the Taylor County School Board consider closing…

‘Fizz, Boom, Read!’

‘Fizz, Boom, Read!’

The Taylor County Public Library kicks off its annual summer reading program Thursday, June 19, with a performance by Jiggleman (shown above during a previous visit to the library). The…

All principals will return for 2014-15 term

After hiring three new principals last summer, the Taylor County School District is staying the course this year, with the school board re-appointing all of its administrators for the upcoming…

Commission finalizes incentive package for $220 million plant

The Taylor County Commission has approved a modified set of incentives geared toward drawing as much as $220 million in capital investment to the county in the form of Project…

Council split on Holton request

Two members of the Perry City Council were willing to give city council candidate Tonya Holton a discounted rate on a $400-plus bill generated by a voluminous public records request…

Talk of the town

Talk of the town

At passing glance, there would appear to be a new storefront in downtown Perry. However, a closer look reveals the “storefront” to be nothing more than a facade painted on…

TCHS’ Piland selected for science summit

TCHS’ Piland selected for science summit

Patricia Joe (P.J.) Piland, a ninth and 10th grade science teacher at Taylor County High School (TCHS), has been selected by Georgia-Pacific to attend Keystone Science School’s 2014 Key Issues…

Horse wrangle continues; Holtons found in violation

Code Enforcement Magistrate Leenette McMi llan-Fredriksson found Stacy and Tonya Holton in violation of city code during hearings held last week and gave the couple 45 days to bring their…