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20-year veteran named police chief

Outgoing Perry Police Department (PPD) Chief Vern Clark gave a personal recommendation for his replacement, one that apparently carried weight with the selection committee. His recommendation, 20-year police department veteran…

Family legacy

Family legacy

Members of the founding family of Gulf Telephone Company attended Monday’s Taylor County Historical Society meeting to hear Donald Bowden share the history of telephone service n this community. He…

‘Blount Force Trauma’ hits town next Saturday

‘Blount Force Trauma’ hits town next Saturday

Taylor County’s own Super Bowl champion LeGarrette Blount will back in his hometown next week, and the Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce is throwing a celebration. The chamber will host…

Commission earmarks $195,000 for Capital Hall upgrades

The Taylor County Commission agreed this week to allocate an additional $195,000 toward planned renovations at Forest Capital Hall with the hope that much of the funds could be recouped…

Truck vs. golf cart

A 73-year-old Keystone Heights man, who also has a home in Steinhatchee, was airlifted to Shands Hospital in Gainesville Saturday night after a truck hit his golf cart. Gerald H.…

All veterans are invited to resource fair

Local, state and federal agencies will be on hand Monday, Feb. 23, for a regional Veterans Resource Fair to assist Taylor County veterans as well as those from surrounding counties.…

FWC plans Youth Spring Turkey Hunt Weekend Feb. 28-March 1

The Youth Spring Turkey Hunt Weekend in Florida is Feb. 28 – March 1 south of State Road 70, and March 14-15 in the rest of the state. This Saturday-Sunday…

Clark marks 33 years with PPD

Clark marks 33 years with PPD

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer It was 1981 when a buddy asked Vern Clark to ride with him to a small North Florida town for a job interview…

DMH hires new EMS director

Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH) announced this week that Albert “Mac” Leggett has joined the management staff as director of Emergency Management Services (EMS). “We are thrilled to bring someone to…

Woman missing from Greenville nursing home

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) reports that Annie R. Paul, 72, last seen on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 8, at approximately 2:30 p.m., remains missing. Paul, originally from Gadsen County,…