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Couple returns to burglarized house

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) is investigating a home burglary where the unknown suspect(s) took not only flat screen televisions and computers, but also multiple firearms and knives. Lt.…

Southern Pines BluesBQ: All the fixin’s

Southern Pines BluesBQ: All the fixin’s

The Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival will return in two and a half weeks for its seventh year featuring four barbecue contests and 15 hours of live music. The…

Scammers target local residents

The Perry Police Department (PPD) has issued a fraud alert after receiving reports of local residents being targeted by scammers claiming to represent Publishers Clearing House. “Residents have been contacted…

Campus ‘surreal’ after shooting

“Whatever you see on social media, know that I’m ok.” That was the text Libby Denmark saw from her daughter, Florida State University (FSU) freshman Kaylee Denmark, when she woke…

Boneta Beach: the land of sunshine, magnolias & palms

Boneta Beach: the land of sunshine, magnolias & palms

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer It was near the height of the land boom in Florida and developers were casting their eye west. With established rail lines and…

Record cold sets new low

Taylor County experienced record cold Thursday morning, setting a new apparent record low for the date. According to the National Weather Service (NWS) station at Perry-Foley Airport, the temperature reached…

GP laptop donation helps local students

Georgia-Pacific recently upgraded and replaced all computer systems used at the Foley Cellulose Mill. According to company officials, 60 of the laptops replaced were “close to new and in great…

County nabs $50,000 for upgrades at Hodges Park

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) has executed a total of 51 contracts for outdoor recreation projects in 26 counties, including a $50,000 project…

Former TTI finance manager arrested for $100,000 theft

A 25-year veteran employee with the Taylor County School District was arrested Thursday and charged with three counts of grand theft after she was linked to the theft of more…

Sunday alcohol sales move ahead

Sunday alcohol sales move ahead

With little fanfare and no public comment, the Perry City Council moved forward last week with amending its alcohol ordinance to allow restaurants to serve alcohol on Sundays. The amended…