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EMS responds to chest pains, finds gunshot victim instead

A 25-year-old Perry man remains in critical, but stable, condition at an area hospital after being shot multiple times early Saturday morning, July 9. Tyrone David Miller Jr. was airlifted…

Montford says focus should be on needs of rural counties

Montford says focus should be on needs of rural counties

Speaking to the Perry Rotary Club Tuesday, Sen. Bill Montford warned that if the Florida Legislature does not begin focusing more on the needs of the state’s smaller counties, it…

County will not be going into the marina business?

The Taylor County Commission appears to be backing away from the possibility of purchasing the Keaton Beach Marina. The board briefly discussed the issue during its June 21 meeting after…

Prayer service a time for solidarity

Sheriff’s deputy Jimmy Cash woke up Thursday morning heartbroken over by what he’d seen on the news regarding a police-related shooting miles from his Taylor County patrol. “It grieved my…

Cone announces candidacy for clerk of court: ‘It’s time for a change in leadership’

Cone announces candidacy for clerk of court: ‘It’s time for a change in leadership’

Stating he feels that “there is a need for a change in leadership of this office,” Calvin Cone has announced his candidacy for Taylor County Clerk of Court. “This leadership…

Sentencing trial delayed for double murderer

Attorneys for Death Row inmate Douglas R. Meeks, who turned 63 on June 28, said Thursday they were not ready to move forward with a (re)sentencing trial for the convicted…

FWC seizes 58 gallons of bay scallops in six over-the-limit cases

FWC seizes 58 gallons of bay scallops in six over-the-limit cases

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) law enforcement officers seized a total of 58 gallons of scallops in six over-the-limit cases during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. “This…

County ok’s golf cart rentals

Despite concerns over whether the county’s existing golf cart ordinances are being properly enforced, the Taylor County Commission unanimously agreed this week to begin allowing the commercial leasing of golf…

Murphy is seeking 7th term as Taylor County’s Clerk of Court

Murphy is seeking 7th term as Taylor County’s Clerk of Court

Longtime Clerk of Court Annie Mae Murphy has announced her candidacy, seeking a seventh term in office. “Our office had only one P.C. (personal computer) when I took office in…

State attorney eyes phone offices

After nearly a year-long search, State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister may have finally found a new home for his Taylor County staff, which is currently housed in the courthouse. Siegmeister has…