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Grant may help hurricane victims

After “another successful year providing housing assistance to local residents,” the Taylor County Commission plans to apply for an additional $750,000 from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The…

12 alleged dealers nabbed

The Perry Police Department (PPD) detective division capped the year by closing a number of drug investigations that triggered a round-up of 12 alleged street level drug dealers. Eight arrests…

Beating leaves 3-year-old with welts, bruises

A three-year-old child sustained bruises and welts after his/her father allegedly attacked the toddler during a physical altercation Thursday afternoon, Dec. 15. Howard Emory Jr., 29, faces one count of…

Blount sets Patriots touchdown record

Perry’s LeGarrette Blount set a New England franchise record Sunday when he scored  his 15th touchdown of the season in the Patriots’ 16-3 victory over the Denver Broncos. Blount’s one-yard…

7-term clerk, first term sheriff

7-term clerk, first term sheriff

Taylor County’s constitutional officers were sworn in last week for their terms that begin with the start of the new year. Above, Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland (right) swears in…

3 selected for All-Big Bend golf team

Three members of the Taylor County High golf team were selected to the Tallahassee Democrat’s All-Big Bend team. Senior Graham Lynn was selected to the first team while teammates Alex…

TCHS graduation rate improves

Taylor County High School’s (TCHS) graduation rate for the 2015-16 school year exceeded the state average, although the district’s rate as a whole still lagged behind the state as well…

FWC approves mutton snapper changes

Several mutton snapper management changes go into effect Jan. 1, 2017. These changes were approved at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) September meeting. Starting Jan. 1, the…

Folsom joins school district

The Taylor County School Board has appointed former Taylor County Sheriff candidate Chris Folsom to be its new transportation director. Folsom replaces Keith Johnson, who turned in his resignation in…

Should administrator be required to live in Perry?

The field of candidates to replace County Administrator Dustin Hinkel has increased to nine after the Taylor County Commission agreed Tuesday evening to add three names to the pool invited…