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TTI accepts Gov’s ‘Read, Set, Work’ challenge

Last week, Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) was one of 44 technical colleges and centers across the state to accept Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s “Ready, Set, Work” challenge. Scott launched the…

What’s missing in this photo?

What’s missing in this photo?

PHOTO: Focus closely on the tractor-trailer in the center of the highway and you’ll see what’s missing: the semi-truck pulling it. Witnesses report the driver was leaving Pepper Head’s on…

Perry man, 56, murdered

Perry man, 56, murdered

Animal control officers responding to a dog complaint Thursday afternoon, Nov. 19, discovered the body of 56-year-old Nahor Church at his home on T.A. Miller Road and his death has…

Gov. Scott includes primary school in proposed budget

For the second consecutive year, the Taylor County School District’s request for state funding to construct a new Perry Primary School has been included in Gov. Rick Scott’s suggested budget.…

House fire on High Street

House fire on High Street

An estimated 100-year-old, two-story home on High Street was gutted by fire Tuesday morning. The State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the blaze. City of Perry Fire Department…

Expired tag leads to discovery of hash oil & 1 arrest

Hash oil and several grams of cannabis were seized during a traffic stop Friday afternoon on Highway 19, just north of Slaughter Road. The driver, Zachary Caleb Mallan, 20, of…

Marine agent leaves a legacy of service

Marine agent leaves a legacy of service

As Taylor County’s Sea Grant marine agent for the past three years, Geoff Wallat was on hand to help anytime someone had questions or problems concerning the county’s coastline, whether…

Barfield claims a share of $750,000 grand prize

Barfield claims a share of $750,000 grand prize

Hunter Barfield’s Southern manners charmed viewers and helped earn the 22-year-old Taylor County native a one in 20 share of $750,000 on MTV’s “Are You the One?” season finale, which…

County workers to get incentive payment

County workers to get incentive payment

County employees will have an extra jingle in their pockets this holiday season thanks to a one-time work performance incentive package approved by commissioners Monday. “These are incentives for people…

All about that Q

All about that Q

The Southern Pines BBQ Festival returns for its eighth year featuring four barbecue contests and 15 hours of live music. The two-day festival will take place Friday and Saturday, Dec.…