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Man claims excessive force used in arrest, plans to sue

Man claims excessive force used in arrest, plans to sue

A Perry man has filed notice he intends to sue the City of Perry in connection to a July 2013 DUI (driving under the influence) arrest he claims involved excessive…

Commission rejects residents’ appeal, moves forward with land use change

After rejecting an appeal made by nearby residents Monday evening, the Taylor County Commission unanimously agreed to transmit a proposed Future Land Use Map amendment to the state for review.…

Taylor projects survive the cut

Gov. Rick Scott signed a $77 billion Florida budget Monday, and while he used his line-item veto power to slash $68 million in projects, Taylor County allocations were not among…

County re-appoints three to hospital board

The Taylor County Commission re-appointed three members of the Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH) Board of Directors during its meeting Monday. The terms for DMH board members John Hornbuckle, Ken Arnold…

Watch for me on t.v.!

Watch for me on t.v.!

When these Taylor County High School students were preparing for their future careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), they had no idea the work might make them television…

Unemployment rate tumbles to 6-year low

Taylor County’s unemployment rate fell to 6.5 percent in April, the lowest rate in nearly six years. The county’s rate was 7.3 in March after spending two straight months at…

Power outage, chemical leak shut down GP mill

Power outage, chemical leak shut down GP mill

Georgia Pacific’s Foley Cellulose Mill experienced a chlorine dioxide release Wednesday morning, forcing the company to clear part of its facility until the problem could be resolved. “At approximately 8:45…

Contender tosses hat into ring for county commissioner seat

A contender has tossed his hat into the ring for the Dist. 4 county commission seat currently held by Pam Feagle. David Jason Woods, a teacher at Taylor County High…

Legislature earmarks $9.3 million for Taylor projects

Legislature earmarks $9.3 million for Taylor projects

Taylor County is set to receive some $9.3 million in state projects over the next year based on the 2014-15 budget approved recently by the Florida Legislature. That was one…

What will hurricane season hold for 2014?

In its 2014 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a near-normal or below-normal season. The Atlantic Hurricane…