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Close call for two sisters

Close call for two sisters

Two sisters from Orlando escaped with only minor injuries after the car they were traveling in rolled and “pancaked” in the median of US. Highway 19 North Friday afternoon, Oct.…

Tree Capital of the South

Tree Capital of the South

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer Taylor County has long been known as the “Tree Capital of the South,” and the moniker can be found on official documents of the…

Duke announces 20-acre solar energy project here

Duke Energy Florida announced Thursday its plans to construct a new 20-acre, five megawatt solar facility in Perry. This will be the second such project in the company’s plan to…

Council moves forward with 82% pay raise for itself

City residents will have two opportunities to voice their opinions of a proposed ordinance that would raise city council salaries from $6,131 per year to $11,525 annually. Council members were…

Airbag triggered

Airbag triggered

Witnesses said the driver of this vehicle collapsed on the ground after managing to get out of his seat without aid. He was transported to Doctors’ Memorial Hospital. A second…

Rollover crash injures 2

Two people were seriously injured in an early morning crash Thursday on Beach Road. A 16-year-old teen, whose identity was not released by the Florida Highway Patrol, and Curtis Ray…

GP donates $13,000 to Forest Festival

GP donates $13,000 to Forest Festival

To help kick off the 60th annual Florida Forest Festival, Georgia-Pacific and the Foley Cellulose Mill have donated $13,000 toward festival activities. The event was first held in 1956 as…

Boat ramp fee to increase?

The Taylor County Commission is considering major changes for people who use public boat ramps, including nearly doubling the cost of an annual permit sticker and potentially eliminating daily passes…

Walker is new Little King, Lee is Little Queen

Walker is new Little King, Lee is Little Queen

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Pretty in pink and just as sweet, Sydnee Faye Lee was a dainty darling on stage. Dressed to the nines, Trinton Walker’s best…

Woman, 22, charged in fight

An early morning fight Saturday led to a Perry woman facing felony battery charges. Brittany Ray Godfrey, 22, was charged Sunday afternoon, Oct. 11, with tampering with a witness and…