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Mud bogs keep EMS rolling

Between a home football game, fireworks, carnival, forest festival and two mud bogs—all happening within a four-day span—Taylor County’s emergency and medical responders logged a busy, long weekend. Doctors’ Memorial…

Trunk or Treat: Hold on to your pumpkins!

The second annual Main Street Perry Trunk or Treat Halloween extravaganza is shaping up to be “spooktacular.” “Last year’s event came together very quickly. We had 15 ‘trunks’ and about…

County says ‘no’ to beer at BBQ Fest

The Taylor County Commission denied a request from the Perry- Taylor County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Development Council (TDC) to allow the sale of beer at the annual Southern…

Chain reaction

Chain reaction

Despite extensive damage to both vehicles, everyone involved in this two-vehicle crash reportedly escaped with minor injuries. The Florida Highway Patrol reported Mikayla Vachel Lamb, 18, of Old Town, was…

Forest Festival turns 60 in style

Forest Festival turns 60 in style

Taking a trip “Back to Our Roots,” the 60th annual Florida Forest Festival was a mixture of old favorites and new traditions. The month-long celebration of the forestry industry culminated…

Fire claims beach house

Fire claims beach house

Fire claimed a one-story beach house on stilts at Keaton Beach just before midnight Sunday, Oct. 18. No one was home (the owners live in Jacksonville) and the structure was…

$650,000 returned to city coffers

A portion of the $5 million collateral guarantee the City of Perry provided to BioNitrogen, the company working to construct a $300 million urea fertilizer plant in Taylor County, has…

Final hurdle for downtown lake?

The City of Perry has cleared what it hopes will be the last hurdle in pursuit of a permit for the construction of a lake for Rosehead Park. Surveyors recently…

Hooks win at October Howl in Bainbridge

Hooks win at October Howl in Bainbridge

The Gulf Coast Hooks 8U traveling baseball team from Perry and Madison, competed in the U.S.A.T.T. October Howl in Bainbridge, Ga., last weekend and won the championship in dominating fashion.…

Beshears, Montford here Oct. 29 for annual legislative delegation meeting

With the 2016 legislative session convening earlier than usual, Taylor County’s representatives are scheduling their legislative delegation meeting earlier as well. State Representative Halsey Beshears and Senator Bill Montford will…