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Hampton defends 82-percent raise as ‘reinstatement’ of previous salary

Several members of the Perry City Council made the case for a proposed 82 percent pay hike during the first public hearing on the proposal, with Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton stating…

Legislators listen to official requests, fracking concerns

Legislators listen to official requests, fracking concerns

Taylor County’s legislative delegation, consisting of Sen. Bill Montford and Rep. Halsey Beshears, spent more than an hour listening and engaging with local officials and residents about a wide range…

Boys & Girls Club celebrates 25 years

The Boys & Girls Club of Taylor County is inviting the community to join in celebrating 25 years of providing opportunities to local youth. The anniversary event will be held…

Community prepares to honor its military sons and daughters

Taylor County will honor its military sons and daughters with a red, white and blue celebration Wednesday, Nov. 11. Taylor County High School’s JROTC will lead the way with its…

County moving closer to Sunday wine sales

The Taylor County Commission agreed unanimously Monday to move forward with the process to allow wine sales on Sundays. The board was approached last week during its monthly workshop by…

$100,000 grant check for the county

$100,000 grant check for the county

Representatives from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently presented the Taylor County Commission with a ceremonial check for $100,000 for the two Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP)…

Death penalty off the table in Arrowood murder case

Death penalty off the table in Arrowood murder case

Garrett A. Arrowood, 26, waived his right to a 12-person jury and, in return, the State Attorney’s Office agreed to take the death penalty off the table during a pre-trial…

Whiddon wants new attorney

Whiddon wants new attorney

What was supposed to be a routine pre-trial hearing Monday morning took a turn when defendant Rodney Whiddon–linked to the Shelly Strickland murder investigation–asked the court for a new attorney.…

Graham to speak at VA clinic opening

U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham will be the keynote speaker at the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Perry Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) scheduled for Tuesday, Nov.…

Jury finds Wall guilty of DUI manslaughter

Jury finds Wall guilty of DUI manslaughter

Jurors took less than an hour Wednesday afternoon to return a guilty verdict in the DUI (driving under the influence) manslaughter trial of Jason Wall, 33, for the 2011 crash…