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Scholarship gives Patterson, family 40,000 reasons to smile

Scholarship gives Patterson, family 40,000 reasons to smile

One of Sean Patterson’s best gifts this year didn’t come under the tree, but in the form of a giant check with lots and lots of zeroes. The Taylor County…

Blessings for you and me

Blessings for you and me

December has been a season of blessings for many in the community and today’s edition spotlights two events that have brought smiles to hundreds of children. The Perry Police Department,…

Flakka new drug of choice?

On the street, it’s called The Walking Dead. Local law enforcement officers call it one of the most dangerous drugs in circulation today.…

County eyes downtown buildings for possible courthouse expansion

Facing overcrowding within the county courthouse, the Taylor County Commission is looking for ways to alleviate the problem, including the possibility of purchasing a downtown building to house some of…

Man, 28, seriously injured after crashing stolen truck

A 2 a.m. crash Wednesday left a Perry man not only seriously injured, but also facing a slate of serious charges. Howard Emory, 28, was transported to Doctors’ Memorial Hospital…

Roommate indicted for murder

Roommate indicted for murder

Mark Ellsworth Lashhorn III, 28, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury Friday, Dec. 18, for the murder of Nahor Theopilus Church Jr. He is charged with first degree…

Beating victim sentenced on meth charges

Beating victim Paul K. Pridgeon has seemingly squandered what many might consider a second chance at life. The 67-year-old man survived a beating officers said would have likely killed most…

Wall sentenced to 15 years DOC

Circuit Judge Greg Parker sentenced Jason Wall to 15 years in prison Friday, with a minimum/mandatory four-year provision, for his role in the death of Erin Walker Lawless. Lawless died…

County says no to fracking

The Taylor County Commission has jumped into the growing statewide debate over the use of fracking to search for oil and gas in Florida, passing–in a divided 3-2 vote–a resolution…

Sailor welcomed home

Sailor welcomed home

The Hamilton family is celebrating an extra special blessing this Christmas—the return of son Marcus Hamilton Jr. from a nine-month deployment with the U.S. Navy. Hamilton’s brothers and sisters, along…