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PPD places first in state ‘DUI Challenge’

PPD places first in state ‘DUI Challenge’

The Perry Police Department (PPD) earned its second first place win in three years in the Florida Law Enforcement Liaison Program’s “DUI Challenge,” winning more than $16,000 in grant awards.…

County will meet with DMH board Monday to discuss capital improvement needs

The Taylor County Commission will hold a joint workshop with the Doctors’ Memorial Hospital Board of Directors next week. The workshop is set for Monday, July 14, at 2 p.m.…

Synder’s-Lance starting work on new pre-treatment system

Synder’s-Lance starting work on new pre-treatment system

Snyder’s-Lance Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of premium snacks, will soon break ground on a new, state-of-the-art wastewater pre-treatment plant at its manufacturing facility in Perry. Because of the…

County buys building for elections office

County buys building for elections office

In an attempt to alleviate overcrowding within the county courthouse, commissioners are finalizing the purchase of a former convenience store on U.S. 19 to be the future home of the…

July’s new laws include restrictions on selling e-cigarettes, expansion of state move-over rule

The Florida Legislature passed more than 100 laws this past spring, and many of them went into effect last week for the first time, including a ban on selling e-cigarettes…

Commission to begin budget talks for 2014-15 next week

The Taylor County Commission will hold its first budget workshop on the county’s 2014-15 budget on Thursday, July 17, beginning at 4 p.m. The commission is expected to listen to…

Sadler heading to ‘Founders Fellowship’ conference

Sadler heading to ‘Founders Fellowship’ conference

Sonya Sadler, a language arts and social studies teacher at Taylor County High School (TCHS), has been selected by Georgia-Pacific (GP) to attend the Bill of Rights Institute’s “2014 Founders…

Let’s celebrate!

Let’s celebrate!

Best friends Ansley English, left, and Anna Key, both 12, were excited to start their Fourth of July celebration early with sparklers. Taylor County’s Fourth celebration will include a fireworks…

Incoming class pushes school’s limits to edge

The Taylor County School District is bracing for the largest incoming kindergarten class in recent memory, forcing officials to consider shuffling several exceptional student education (ESE) classes from Perry Primary…

Fire reduces 2-story home to ash

Fire reduces 2-story home to ash

A privately-owned two-story home located in the heart of Steinhatchee Landing Resort was destroyed by a midnight fire Tuesday (early Wednesday), leaving only a scattering of pilings on the lot.…