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Thunderstorm causes delay on 1st day of new school year

An afternoon thunderstorm struck just as the first day of school ended for Taylor County students Monday, adding a few snags into what is already an involved process for officials…

Registration underway for ATVs

Registration underway for ATVs

The City of Perry has opened registration for all non-road-legal motorized vehicles (4-wheelers/dirt bikes/ATVs) per a recently enacted ordinance adopted by the city council. The one-time registration fee is $5.…

GP supports Taylor Senior Citizens Center

GP supports Taylor Senior Citizens Center

Georgia-Pacific’s Foley Cellulose Plant recently donated $1,000 and three laptop computers to the Taylor Senior Citizens Center (TSCC). “Georgia-Pacific and the Foley Cellulose Mill take great pleasure in supporting our…

Countdown to kickoff

Countdown to kickoff

Taylor County High’s new head coach Tanner Jones talks with his players during a break in the action. The Bulldogs will host Leon next Friday, Aug. 22, in the pre-season…

Efforts to lure $220 million plant to Taylor continuing

Local efforts to induce the West Palm Beach-based BioNitrogen Corp. to build a $220 million plant in Taylor County are continuing with the Perry City Council working to finalize a…

Attorneys for city seek to dismiss Holton lawsuit

Attorneys representing the City of Perry and City Manager Bob Brown are awaiting a ruling on their motion to dismiss an (amended) federal complaint filed by city council candidate (Dist.…

Gov. Scott approves new congressional district map

Working to beat a deadline set by a Tallahassee judge, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved on Thursday a new congressional district map passed by the Florida Legislature earlier this week…

Sewer fee discussion postponed again

The Perry City Council once again postponed its discussion of the $14.95 sewer maintenance fee charged to residents in the Pine Ridge subdivision, with Mayor Daryll Gunter stating Tuesday he…

Council moves ahead with street paving projects

The City of Perry will begin tackling a lengthy “wish list” of street paving, setting aside some $400,000 for more than a dozen resurfacing projects. Officials were forced to whittle…

Man high on ‘spice’ vows he will ‘make Perry famous’

Two additional incidents linked to spice (synthetic cannabis) have been reported in the city and law enforcement officials continue to warn the public to beware. The first incident occurred Thursday…