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17 apply for county administrator spot

The Taylor County Commission has received 17 applications for its soon-to-be-open county administrator position. The board will meet Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. to short-list the candidates down to…

Possible $1.5 billion merger for FairPoint?

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc., announced Monday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire FairPoint Communications, Inc., in an all-stock merger transaction valued at about $1.5 billion, including…

Merry & bright

Merry & bright

Cancer survivor Nicole Myer and her mother, Peggy, were among the hundreds who gathered downtown Friday night for the annual Christmas Open House. Mrs. Claus and Peppermint the Elf greeted…

Person of interest sought in grave robbery; $1,000 reward is offered

Person of interest sought in grave robbery; $1,000 reward is offered

Investigators have identified a person of interest in the theft of cremated remains from the columbarium at Pineview Memorial Gardens on Johnson Stripling Road. “If you saw anyone at the…

Park open for ‘sneak peek’

Park open for ‘sneak peek’

After watching the lake addition at Rosehead Park gradually take shape over the past six months, residents will have the opportunity to get a “sneak peek” tonight (Friday) during the…

Residents claim $586,745 in damages

Nearly 300 people from Taylor County have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), claiming $586,745 in damages from Hurricane Hermine, an amount larger than those from five of…

Disabled adults left with no food; caretaker is charged

A Perry woman who operated a caretaker agency for disabled adults has been charged with exploitation after allegedly leaving two individuals without food and failing to pay their bills for…

DUI suspected in 1 crash; medical condition, another

DUI suspected in 1 crash; medical condition, another

Post holiday crimes, ranging from shoplifting to driving under the influence (DUI), kept patrol officers on the go Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 26. Friday night, Rhonda Kuhn of…

Child in car when mother slams patrol car and flees

A 25-year-old Perry woman had her eight-year-old child in the car with her when she crashed into a Perry Police Department (PPD) patrol car and then fled the scene. Jessica…

Commissioners to review county administrator applications Dec. 8

The Taylor County Commission will hold a special meeting next week to short-list its candidates to replace Dustin Hinkel as county administrator. Hinkel announced last month that was he resigning…