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‘Shake and bake’ meth cook found during traffic stop

‘Shake and bake’ meth cook found during traffic stop

Deputies found the apparent remains of a “shake and bake” meth cook that included containers of lighter fluid and bottles of drain opener during a midday traffic stop Friday, April…

UF/FSU announce merger: Perry selected for new campus…APRIL FOOLS!

UF/FSU announce merger: Perry selected for new campus…APRIL FOOLS!

In recent years, the prevalence of elaborate April Fools’ Day pranks has been on the rise with major companies such as Google and YouTube taking part in the fun. This…

Three more join candidate line-up

Three more Taylor County residents have thrown their hats into local races for the 2016 election cycle, bringing the total number of candidates to 30: Kelly John Blaske has filed…

McLeod announces run for lead law enforcement office

Backed by 31 years of experience in law enforcement and corrections, Danny McLeod has announced his candidacy for sheriff of Taylor County.…

Dodging rains, bluegrass festival basks in sunshine for three music-filled days

Dodging rains, bluegrass festival basks in sunshine for three music-filled days

While the threat of rain kept some people at home this past weekend instead of enjoying the music at the 14th annual Florida State Bluegrass Festival, those in attendance made…

Suspects extradited from California, face second degree murder charges

Suspects extradited from California, face second degree murder charges

Dwarfed by an orange jail jumpsuit and hair pulled into a messy bun, Oriana Lynn Forsythe was a lonesome figure staring at the camera during her (video-conference) first appearance hearing…

Officers out before sunrise for sweep

Perry Police Department (PPD) officers and members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force were out in force before sunrise Thursday, serving a round of arrest warrants stemming from a…

DMH Foundation receives ‘largest ever’ donation totaling $200,000

DMH Foundation receives ‘largest ever’ donation totaling $200,000

In the largest ever donation to the Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH) Foundation, the Robert Day Foundation and the Willametta K. Day Foundation this week presented a pair of checks totaling…

Food worker charged with smuggling synthetic pot, tobacco into Taylor CI

County Judge Bill Blue set a $15,000 bond Thursday morning for a Mayo woman who allegedly smuggled synthetic cannabis and tobacco to inmates at Taylor Correctional Institution (TCI). Franchesca Smith,…

No arrest in Roberts’ death

No arrest in Roberts’ death

No arrests have been made related to the death of a 50-year-old Perry woman who died Easter Sunday, March 27, following a physical altercation on Potts Still Road, off Puckett…