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6th grader facing nine cycles of chemotherapy

6th grader facing nine cycles of chemotherapy

While most families are diving into the new year with vigor, one local family continues to rally around their daughter as she takes her fight against cancer into 2016. Nicole…

Countdown is just beginning for local voters, candidates

For many, the stroke of midnight brings an end to any countdown for a new year. However, the countdown is just beginning for Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland. Voters will…

City on the hook for $4.35 million BioNitrogen loan?

With the City of Perry potentially on the hook for a $4.35 million loan taken out by BioNitrogen in 2014, officials are keeping a close eye on the company’s ongoing…

County moves forward with dredging study

With hopes that expected funds from the British Petroleum (BP) settlement due to Taylor County could cover the costs of much needed dredging along the county’s public canals, commissioners are…

Husband threatens to kill family on Christmas Eve

A local family’s holiday celebration took a dark turn when one member threatened to commit murder/suicide Christmas Eve. Donald Richard Lewis, 68, is being held at the Taylor County Jail…

Scholarship gives Patterson, family 40,000 reasons to smile

Scholarship gives Patterson, family 40,000 reasons to smile

One of Sean Patterson’s best gifts this year didn’t come under the tree, but in the form of a giant check with lots and lots of zeroes. The Taylor County…

Blessings for you and me

Blessings for you and me

December has been a season of blessings for many in the community and today’s edition spotlights two events that have brought smiles to hundreds of children. The Perry Police Department,…

Flakka new drug of choice?

On the street, it’s called The Walking Dead. Local law enforcement officers call it one of the most dangerous drugs in circulation today.…

County eyes downtown buildings for possible courthouse expansion

Facing overcrowding within the county courthouse, the Taylor County Commission is looking for ways to alleviate the problem, including the possibility of purchasing a downtown building to house some of…

Man, 28, seriously injured after crashing stolen truck

A 2 a.m. crash Wednesday left a Perry man not only seriously injured, but also facing a slate of serious charges. Howard Emory, 28, was transported to Doctors’ Memorial Hospital…