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Battle of the Bulge veteran recalls 40 days on the front lines

Battle of the Bulge veteran recalls 40 days on the front lines

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Still raw from the bombing of Pearl Harbor just three years earlier, American soldiers stationed in France were battle-tired as a bitter winter…

High school senior, 18, remains ‘critical’ after hit-and-run

Taylor County prayer warriors were called to action in support of a Tampa high school senior who remains in critical condition following a hit-and-run crash in Tallahassee during the early…

Phone outage reported

FairPoint officials have confirmed they had an outage Tuesday morning which cut phone and internet service to much of Perry for about 30 minutes. According to Public Relations Representative Angelynne…

FSU backs Team Jayse

FSU backs Team Jayse

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer When the Florida State University Seminoles defeated their rivals, the University of Florida Gators, this past Saturday, perhaps no fan was happier than Taylor…

Rash of vehicle and home burglaries reported in downtown neighborhoods

The Perry Police Department (PPD) is warning downtown residents to be on the alert following a rash of vehicle and residential burglaries in the area. “These are crimes of opportunities–unlocked…

Downtown Christmas Open House is Friday

Downtown Christmas Open House is Friday

Do you want to deliver your Christmas wish list to Santa in person? Then don’t miss Friday night’s annual Downtown Christmas Open House, which kicks off with a Christmas Tree…

FDOT plans $28 million in paving, bridge projects here

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has unveiled its tentative five-year work plan for fiscal years 2016-20 in Taylor County, featuring more than $28 million in construction projects, which include…

Coastal Park to get $50,000 in upgrades

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has executed 10 Land and Water Conservation Fund contracts in nine counties, including Taylor, for a project at Keaton Beach Coastal Park. The projects…

Shady Grove seeks to honor one of its own killed in action

Shady Grove seeks to honor one of its own killed in action

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer The I.D. bracelet had been in her husband’s drawer for many years. She asked about it just as many times, and his response…

Thankful hearts

Thankful hearts

Ellen Smith, left, was among dozens of volunteers helping plate hundreds of holiday meals distributed Wednesday as part of the annual Thanksgiving Outreach spearheaded by local churches.…