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Beat the heat

Beat the heat

Saturday, June 21, may mark the official start of summer, but the fun is already underway at Rosehead Park’s Splash Pad. The water attraction has welcomed hundreds of children and…

City denies any role in alleged harassment

City candidate Tonya Holton—who also has an active federal lawsuit against the city—brought allegations of phone harassment to the city council last week and asked for help. After passing out…

Internal account problems at TTI?

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) confirmed Thursday it is “in the very early stages” of an investigation at Taylor Technical Institute. “No arrest(s) has been made. We are working…

Man charged with animal cruelty after dragging dog behind truck for miles

A 68-year-old Perry man faces a felony charge for animal cruelty after tying two dogs to the back bumper of his truck and taking them “for a run.”’ According to…

County requests federal assistance to help individual property owners

State and local officials are awaiting a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on a request seeking federal individual assistance for property owners in Taylor County. The Florida…

Company faces $72,000 in fines for construction worker’s death

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited GLF Construction Corp. for 14 safety violations and is proposing $72,000 in penalties following its investigation of…

New family visitation center in Steinhatchee now a reality

On Friday, May 23, County Judge Bill Blue, along with representatives from the Florida Guardian Ad Litem and the Partnership for Strong Families met with representatives of the Steinhatchee Community…

Page earns ‘Advanced County Commissioner’ designation

The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) presented Taylor County Commissioner Malcolm V. Page with the Advanced County Commissioner (ACC) designation following his completion of a comprehensive study program developed by…

Snyder’s-Lance adds Baptista’s Bakery to brand

Snyder’s-Lance, Inc., announced this week the completion of its acquisition of Baptista’s Bakery, Inc., first announced in early May. Baptista’s, an industry leader in baked snack foods and product innovation,…

Smith to question Brown, city

Former Taylor County state representative, newspaper owner and coach Ken Smith has asked to be on next Tuesday’s Perry City Council meeting agenda to discuss issues he says he has…