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Perry woman resists arrest, makes grab for weapon

A Perry woman faces multiple felony charges after resisting arrest and attempting to grab a deputy’s gun from its holster Monday, May 5, in Madison. Lisa Marie Gordie, 30, of…

May 19 is petition deadline for local county offices

Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland reminds potential candidates for local offices that the deadline to register by the petition method is just a few weeks away. “Anyone who would like…

1,000 workers expected for mill shutdown

Georgia Pacific’s Foley Cellulose Mill will conduct a 12-day “cold mill outage” beginning today (Wednesday) and running through May 19 when the mill will be restarted. Company officials expect an…

County stays the course on Shady Grove bridge

The Taylor County Commission this week listened to requests that they reconsider their decision to endorse a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) plan to replace the one-lane Donaldson Bridge near…

2014 Lady of the Year ministers to all

2014 Lady of the Year ministers to all

By SUSAN H. LINCOLN / Managing Editor Diane Ching wasn’t too far into her speech Sunday when she requested a Kleenex. Before she finished, family members and friends of this…

County looks to state for help with flooding

Citing the severe weather which moved across the Florida Panhandle this week as well as the large amounts of rain which have already impacted the area, Florida Gov. Rick Scott…

Iron Man

Iron Man

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Taking the lead comes naturally to Sam Agner. In his high school days, he set the standard on the football field and at…

Membership perks

Membership perks

Membership has its privileges and for Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce supporters that includes a discount card for deals at local businesses. Above, Chamber Director Dawn Taylor, center, presents 80…

School district seeks answers to questions about new state exam

With local students continuing to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT), district officials are already working to learn what they can about the exam which will replace it next…

County’s unemployment rate falls to 7.6 percent

Taylor County’s unemployment rate fell in March to 7.3 percent after two straight months at 7.6 percent. The county’s rate jumped almost a half-percentage point in January, breaking a six-month…