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Blount ‘fired up’ by $3.85 million deal with Steelers

Blount ‘fired up’ by $3.85 million deal with Steelers

Former Taylor County High School standout running back LeGarrette Blount signed a two-year, $3.85 million contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday. According to reports, Blount received a $950,000 signing…

Taylor’s ‘Teacher of the Year’ honored by governor, Senate

Taylor’s ‘Teacher of the Year’ honored by governor, Senate

Taylor County School District Teacher of the Year Jennifer Amman was recently recognized by the Florida Cabinet and the Florida Senate. At the March 18 meeting of the Florida Cabinet,…

‘Not the bluegrass you think you know…’

‘Not the bluegrass you think you know…’

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer At this week’s Florida State Bluegrass Festival, some of the musical acts are making their first visits to Perry while others are returning fan…

BREAKING: TCHS teacher arrested for sexual battery

The Perry Police Department (PPD) arrested Taylor County High School teacher Christine Bennett, 24, of Perry, Thursday on one count of sexual battery following allegations that she had illegal sexual…

Pink Cart campaign

Pink Cart campaign

Breast cancer survivor Peggy Galloway displays her order form for a pink garbage can, now available for purchase under the city’s newly initiated “Pink Cart” campaign. Galloway was instrumental in…

Taylor tops region for ‘wettest winter’

This past winter, which ended last week, was the region’s wettest in the past 16 years, with the Suwannee River Water Management District’s (SRWMD) 15-county area seeing an average of…

Gunter: taxpayers shouldn’t pay for ethics, Sunshine Law training for elected officials

Mayor Daryll Gunter said he will not be attending next week’s city council workshop on ethics and Florida’s Sunshine Law because he feels “it is the responsibility of the person”…

Hiring drive starts for Klausner

Hiring drive starts for Klausner

CareerSource North Florida is hosting a pair of career opportunities events next week for Klausner Lumber One, LLC, in Live Oak, which hopes to begin hiring its first shift in…

Longtime Red Cross volunteer dies in car crash

Many may not recognize Walter Eaton’s name, but they no doubt remember his work with Taylor County’s American Red Cross (ARC). He was the volunteer who helped residents count down…

City rejects quit-claim deed for Helen St.

The Perry City Council voted unanimously to reject a quit-claim deed from the county for portions of Helen Street that–although while privately owned–had been maintained for numerous years. “I’m not…