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Folsom, third-generation law enforcement officer, declares his candidacy for sheriff

Folsom, third-generation law enforcement officer, declares his candidacy for sheriff

Third generation law enforcement officer Chris Folsom has announced his candidacy for sheriff. “Law enforcement is in my blood,” said Lt. Folsom, who has been with the Taylor County Sheriff’s…

City will break ground on Rosehead Lake May 18

The last leg of a four-year journey begins Wednesday, May 18, with groundbreaking ceremonies for the final construction phase of Rosehead Park. Located in the heart of downtown Perry, the…

Record baseball tourney set for May 14

As many of 1,200 to 1,600 people are expected in Perry this weekend for the largest baseball tournament ever hosted at the Taylor County Sports Complex boasting as many of…

Kindergarten class of 2018-19 will be first to attend new primary school

Many of today’s two- and three-year-olds will make up the graduating class of 2031, but they will also have another distinction: the first kindergarten class to attend the new Perry…

Banquet highlights 160 years of history

Banquet highlights 160 years of history

One hundred sixty years of history were encapsulated in just a few hours during the Taylor County Historical Society’s annual awards banquet held Saturday, May 7. Posters, paintings, artifacts and…

June trial set for Whiddons for Strickland murder

June trial set for Whiddons for Strickland murder

While not charged as co-defendants, Rodney Whiddon and his son, Manden, will be tried together for their role in the June 2015 murder of local educator Shelly Strickland. Strickland’s nephew,…

Stephens Spring grant on the table May 12

Staff with the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) have recommended the governing board approve a $97,000 grant to help fund the restoration of Stephens Spring in Steinhatchee. The board…

Couple in court May 9 for Steinhatchee murder

The couple charged with the shooting death of a Steinhatchee man will face arraignment on capital murder charges Monday, May 9. On Tuesday, a Taylor County grand jury returned a…

Solar plant taking shape

Solar plant taking shape

Duke Energy’s new five-megawatt Perry Solar Facility is beginning to take shape, with work crews installing the support structures that will eventually hold 22,000 solar panels. The facility, which is…

Parker brings 37 years of experience to sheriff’s race

Parker brings 37 years of experience to sheriff’s race

Thirty-seven year law enforcement veteran Cla Parker has announced his candidacy for Taylor County sheriff. “I believe that my experience in law enforcement, the professional relationships I have established, and…