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‘Fan favorites’ return for Forest Festival

‘Fan favorites’ return for Forest Festival

With Florida celebrating the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Ponce De Leon in its Viva Florida 500 efforts, the 58th annual Florida Forest Festival is honoring the state’s timber…

Boy, 12, hurt after falling off truck’s back bumper

A 12-year-old Perry boy is recovering from head injuries he received after falling off the back bumper of a truck Tuesday evening, Oct. 8, near the intersection of Barney Lane…

Showing support for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Showing support for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Purple (magnetic) ribbons have been placed on Perry Police Department patrol cars in recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Above, Capt. Jamie Cruse (who made sure to wear…

Taylor cinches lead in race for $200,000 grant

Taylor County’s grant application for funds to conduct $431,000 in renovations at Forest Capital Hall was ranked the number one proposal in the state by the Florida Cultural Facilities Grant…

TCHS resource officer position in jeopardy?

Several members of the Perry City Council expressed their concerns regarding a plan by the school district to possibly replace longtime school resource officer Nellie Walker, who is assigned to…

Safety concerns prompt sidewalk project for Old Dixie Highway

Sighting the amount of foot traffic along Old Dixie Highway and the pedestrian fatality which occurred one year ago this week, the Taylor County Commission is considering seeking funding from…

Wilkinson gets life sentence for murder

The family of Ashley Wayne Adams faced his killer in court Friday during an emotion-filled afternoon of testimony. Patrick Alexander Wilkinson, who had been indicted for first degree murder for…

DMH shows improvement in 1st quarter

Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH) ended the first quarter of its fiscal year with improved financials compared to the prior year. Although the hospital ended the quarter–June through August–with a $243,000…

Code Enforcement Board takes final bow

Code Enforcement Board takes final bow

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer The City of Perry Code Enforcement Board met for the final time Monday night, Oct. 7, in what might be one of the…

‘A Brush With Kindness’

The local Taylor County Habitat for Humanity affiliate is now accepting applications for a new program called “A Brush With Kindness.” The program serves low-income families who struggle to maintain…