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BREAKING: Governor declares state of emergency in 26 counties, including Taylor

Citing the severe weather moving across the Florida Panhandle today (April 30) as well as the large amounts of rain which have already impacted the area, Florida Gov. Rick Scott…

County braces for storms

Even with eight straight days of sunny weather, many areas of the county remain under water and officials are keeping a wary eye on a weather system expected to bring…

$3.5 million bridge sparks outrage

Donaldson Bridge, a one-lane bridge on County Road 14A crossing the Econfina River, has sparked a significant amount of controversy in the community of Shady Grove over plans by the…

Take aim…

Take aim…

Organizers estimate some $10,000 was raised at the first Swampwater Shootout benefit for the Doctors’ Memorial Hospital Foundation. AMTEC Less-Lethal hosted the shooting competition and welcomed more than 200 families…

Walker no longer resource officer for high school, starting 2014-15

Starting with the 2014-15 school year, Perry Police Department (PPD) Sgt. Nellie Walker will no longer be the resource officer assigned to Taylor County High School (TCHS). In a recent…

All for one

All for one

Fellow officers hit the links Tuesday in support of hometown hero Deputy Robert Lundy and the two other Timberland Ford shooting survivors. The fund-raising golf scramble was held at Madison…

Hagan: A news man to the end

Hagan: A news man to the end

Armed with his trusty microphone, there wasn’t a news story Harry Hagan wouldn’t chase. He may have started his career with big-time brands like NBC, but Hagan came to love…

Clarification on fatality crash

A Florida Highway Patrol spokesman has clarified a statement attributed to him in a story in the April 23 edition of the Taco Times concerning the teen driver involved in…

City Council spars over alleged violation, cites ‘lesson learned’

City Council spars over alleged violation, cites ‘lesson learned’

Minutes after passing a resolution marking May as Civility Month, the Perry City Council’s Tuesday night meeting quickly lapsed into an uncivil discussion with a volley of barbed comments and…

Hampton ‘accepts’ responsibility for bill

Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton said Wednesday she accepted responsibility for her actions regarding a request to City Attorney Ray Curtis and had directed him to bill her for the service. “I…