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$127,000 dirt removal, sod replacement project nearing completion

A Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) contractor is nearing completion of a $127,088.72 project to remove built-up dirt along three main throughways in Perry. Crews have been removing excess material…

City to revisit $14.95 sewer fee Tuesday?

Mayor Daryll Gunter will ask the Perry City Council Tuesday night to take another look at the $14.95 sewer maintenance fee the city charges Pine Ridge residents. “I have had…

Unemployment rates slightly higher in May

Taylor County’s unemployment rate rose to 6.9 percent in May after falling to the lowest rate in nearly six years in April. The county’s rate was 6.5 percent in April…

Teacher will not be charged for having sex with 3 students

The State Attorney’s Office announced Friday it would not be pursuing sexual battery charges against former Taylor County High School teacher Christine Bennett, who admitted to having a sexual relationship…

Teen gets traffic citation for fatal crash

The local teen involved in a fatal head-on collision that claimed the life of 56-year-old Wayne Gregory Dean was cited for a traffic infraction by the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP)…

Writing awards

Writing awards

The Friends of the Taylor County Public Library recognized the winners of its eighth annual Short Story Conest Monday evening at the library, presenting them with certificates and cash prizes,…

School board turns to voters for support of property tax

While there will be no Taylor County School Board races on the Nov. 4 election ballot, the board will be asking voters to consider renewing a 0.25 mill critical needs…

Company reaches settlement with OSHA over worker’s death

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and GLF Construction Corp. have reached an informal settlement under which the company will be fined $42,000 in connection…

Williams announces candidacy for city seat

Longtime Taylor County resident Mary Williams has announced her candidacy for the Dist. 4 seat on the Perry City Council. “The citizens of Perry need representation they can trust. Honesty…

County jail to get new $65,000 air conditioner

With the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office concerned the air conditioning units at the county jail could give out any day, the Taylor County Commission agreed last week to make an…