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Murphy: no licenses requested locally after ban lifted

When the stay on a federal judge’s decision–declaring Florida’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional–ended at 12 a.m. Monday night, gay couples across the state began marrying Tuesday. According to Taylor County…

Tuesday morning crash

Tuesday morning crash

No serious injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash that happened Tuesday morning at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19 North and Willow Street. Reports indicate a car attempted to…

6 injured in crash

6 injured in crash

A passenger van carrying eight members of a Texas church family, all women, was involved in a rollover crash Wednesday, around 8:05 a.m. Six of the women sustained serious injuries…

Holiday brings mixed bag of calls for PPD

Christmas week brought a mixed bag of calls for the Perry Police Department (PPD), with officers responding to 205 dispatches ranging from verbal arguments to minor hit-and-runs Dec. 23-28. Two…

Off-duty threats?

Law enforcement officers across the country continue to be vigilant in the wake of recent shootings and increased threats against officers. Closer to home, local officers were reminded to be…

New year brings renewed focus on Hwy. 19 corridor

New year brings renewed focus on Hwy. 19 corridor

Perry will turn the page to a new chapter in its efforts to beautify and improve the Highway 19 business corridor with several projects on tap for early 2015. City…

Swearingen named interim sheriff in Leon County

Taylor County native Robert Swearingen has been appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott as interim sheriff for Leon County following the Dec. 24 death of Sheriff Larry Campbell, who succumbed…

Donating history

Donating history

Auley and Patricia Rowell were set to complete their donation of Rosehead Spring (in Folsom Park) to the City of Perry Tuesday, Dec. 30. The city also reached a deal…

FFS shares wildfire report

The Florida Forest Service (FFS) responded to 36 wildfires in Taylor County during the fiscal year ending June 30, a slight decrease over the previous year. FFS Forest Area Supervisor…

Busted city water line nearly sinks Christmas

Busted city water line nearly sinks Christmas

City workers found themselves in the unlikely position of saving Christmas Wednesday morning, working quickly to repair a busted water line that jeopardized water flow for the entire city. The…