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City council to hold executive meeting for BioNitrogen talks

The Perry City Council has scheduled a special meeting Monday afternoon in order to hold a closed executive session to meet with the attorney representing the city in the ongoing…

Expert needed for facility assessment

Expert needed for facility assessment

In order to develop what County Administrator Dustin Hinkel is calling a “blueprint” for future county operations, the commission has issued a solicitation seeking firms to develop an assessment for…

Father, son charged in Strickland murder

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Manden Whiddon turned 21 in prison one month before his release. Six weeks later he is alleged to have taken part in the…

McLeod, Denmark federal lawsuit dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed all charges in a 22-count complaint filed against local deputies, police officers and the City of Perry brought by William Daniel McLeod Jr. and Jeremy…

Taylor solar plant first in Duke’s STEM partnership with schools

Taylor solar plant first in Duke’s STEM partnership with schools

Local and state leaders joined Duke Energy to celebrate the groundbreaking of the company’s new five-megawatt Perry Solar Facility Friday morning. The threat of severe weather forced the event indoors…

Brown named district ‘Teacher of the Year’

Brown named district ‘Teacher of the Year’

By MARK VIOLA  / Staff writer Superintendent Paul Dyal did not carry the traditional bouquet of roses when he entered Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) Welding Instructor Tim Brown’s classroom Friday…

Harris honored as district’s non-instructional employee of year

Harris honored as district’s non-instructional employee of year

When Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) custodian Rosa Marie Harris was called to the administration building Friday morning, she wasn’t greeted by a new chore or assignment for the day. Instead,…

BREAKING: Father, son charged in Strickland murder

A Third Judicial Circuit Grand Jury on Thursday, Jan. 21, returned indictments on Manden Whiddon and his father Rodney Whiddon in relation to the 2015 murder of Shelly Strickland, 50,…

Steinhatchee parents, residents want their school to remain open

Steinhatchee parents, residents want their school to remain open

Fearing alleged reports of the possible closure of Steinhatchee School, parents and community members responded en masse at the Taylor County School Board’s Tuesday night meeting. The standing-room-only crowd was…

Glover to run for school supt.

School Board member Danny Glover Jr. (D) has given notice he will seek the district’s top administrative office, superintendent of schools. The Dist. 1 representative is among the latest trio…