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FDOE upgrades TCES to ‘C’ school

Taylor County Elementary School’s (TCES) original 2013-14 grade of a “D” has been upgraded to a “C” after the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) granted an appeal by the school…

‘Welcome to the Jungle’

‘Welcome to the Jungle’

Some 25 junior princes and princesses will take the stage at Forest Capital Hall Saturday, Oct. 11, for the 59th annual Florida Forest Festival Little King and Queen Pageant. This…

Alert issued for voters; books close Monday

Taylor County Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland is warning local voters than a flyer recently sent out to people across the state has incorrect information regarding absentee ballots for the…

City council to decide fate of BioNitrogen project Thursday?

City council to decide fate of BioNitrogen project Thursday?

The Perry City Council will hold a special meeting Thursday to consider its next move regarding the BioNitrogen project, which currently remains in limbo following the arrest of its now-former…

City’s stance: ‘Trust but validate’

Duke Energy first brought Taylor County to BioNitrogen’s attention as it helped the company search for potential plant sites in Florida. “They had vetted them and introduced them to us,”…

2014 Distinguished Young Women Program takes the stage at Forest Capital Hall Saturday, Oct. 4

The 2014 Florida Forest Festival Distinguished Young Women (DYW) program will celebrate a “Paradise is a State of Mind” theme at Forest Capital Hall this Saturday, Oct. 4. Seven Taylor…

Councilwoman questions Brown, Johnson’s integrity

By ANGELA M. CASTEUCCI / Staff writer Perry Councilwoman Venita Woodfaulk questioned the integrity of City Manager Bob Brown and 40-year city veteran Barney Johnson (public works director) during discussions…

Two-vehicle crash

Two-vehicle crash

Several people were transported from the scene of this two-vehicle crash which occurred shortly before 12 noon Thursday on U.S. 19 just inside the Perry city limits. According to the…

Are you ‘election ready?’

Taylor County residents have 10 days to register to vote enabling them to participate in November’s General Election. According to Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland, Floirda’s book closing date is…

County waives shuttle fees for the holidays

In a showing of early holiday spirit, the Taylor County Commission unanimously agreed last week to waive the 50-cent fee for those riding the in-town shuttle during the last three…