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Council backs BioNitrogen, moves forward with funding

In what may one day be considered a “pivotal moment in the City of Perry’s history,” council members voted Thursday evening to move forward with their backing of BioNitrogen and…

Crowded school bus stop leads to inquiry?

The Taylor County School District is investigating an alleged incident which occurred on a school bus last week. Superintendent Paul Dyal confirmed that an investigation is ongoing involving an “incident…

Simmons claims title as 2014 ‘Distinguished Young Woman’

Simmons claims title as 2014 ‘Distinguished Young Woman’

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer A fluorescent sunset backdrop transported audience members to “Paradise” for the 2014 Florida Forest Festival Distinguished Young Women program Saturday evening. The seven…

SAC to vote on school improvement plan

Taylor Technical Institute’s School Advisory Council (SAC) will meet Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held in the conference room…

VA clinic efforts delayed, again

Taylor County’s efforts to establish a new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic in Perry appear to have been delayed again, as local officials are now awaiting a supplemental…

GP donates $12,500 to forest festival

GP donates $12,500 to forest festival

To help kick off the 59th annual Florida Forest Festival, Georgia-Pacific and the Foley Cellulose Mill have donated $12,500 toward festival activities. The month-long celebration of the state’s forests and…

Child porn suspect tries to kill wife, self

A Perry man facing multiple child pornography charges attempted to kill his wife and himself in a failed murder-suicide attempt late last week. Ernest Franklin Jones, 69, had been released…

Holton drops Brown from lawsuit

U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle issued an order Thursday, Oct. 1, supporting a motion from local business owner Tonya Holton dismissing claims against City Manager Bob Brown in the…

United Way team announces $275,00 goal for Taylor County

United Way team announces $275,00 goal for Taylor County

The 2014-15 Taylor County United Way campaign is officially underway after its annual kick-off breakfast Tuesday morning, with volunteers working to reach this year’s fund-raising goal of $275,000. The goal…

FDOE upgrades TCES to ‘C’ school

Taylor County Elementary School’s (TCES) original 2013-14 grade of a “D” has been upgraded to a “C” after the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) granted an appeal by the school…