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White’s second novel will hit bookshelves across the U.S.

White’s second novel will hit bookshelves across the U.S.

By MARK VIOLA  / Staff writer This time last year, author Anthony White, who writes under the penname Anthony Lamarr, was preparing for the mass-market publication of his novel “Our…

PPD ahead of the curve when it comes to body cams for officers

With the national spotlight bearing down on law enforcement agencies across the country and federal officials promising millions toward the purchase of new security equipment for officers (including body cameras),…

Ready for a smokin’ good time?

With more than 50 professional barbecue cook teams and some 120 judges expected in town the seventh annual Southern Pine Blues & BBQ Festival, several local hotels are already booked…

Open House heralds the holidays

Open House heralds the holidays

Cherished traditions returned and new memories were made during the annual Downtown Christmas Open House Friday, Dec. 5. Red flashing lights heralded the arrival of Santa Claus perched atop a…

Must we feed them on weekends too?

Must we feed them on weekends too?

By SUSAN H. LINCOLN / Managing Editor It’s a question that has resonated throughout the community: if we feed children both breakfast and lunch at school (at no charge), as…

Man, 48, who ‘escaped’ while on work release nabbed in Georgia

A fifth suspect has been apprehended after his photo was included in a Crimestoppers bulletin published through a partnership with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO), Big Bend Crimestoppers and…

Kiwanis Radio Auction arrives Dec. 8-9

Kiwanis Radio Auction arrives Dec. 8-9

Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Emily Ketring (center) updated the Perry Kiwanis Club on its many programs this week. The Boys and Girls Club is one of several local…

‘Big step’ for BioNitrogen

In what officials are calling another “big step” in BioNitrogen’s efforts to build a $300 million plant in Taylor County, the company has announced that it has been awarded an…

Battle of the Bulge veteran recalls 40 days on the front lines

Battle of the Bulge veteran recalls 40 days on the front lines

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Still raw from the bombing of Pearl Harbor just three years earlier, American soldiers stationed in France were battle-tired as a bitter winter…

High school senior, 18, remains ‘critical’ after hit-and-run

Taylor County prayer warriors were called to action in support of a Tampa high school senior who remains in critical condition following a hit-and-run crash in Tallahassee during the early…