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Rental fee stops town hall meet?

Perry City Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton cancelled an announced town hall meeting for residents in her district earlier this month after apparently failing to secure rental of Loughridge Park Community Center.…

Inflation, new firefighters trigger $430,000 deficit in projected budget

The Perry City Council is beginning its budget process for the 2014-15 fiscal year with a projected $430,000 deficit, setting a tentative property tax millage rate which would boost local…

Voter registration books close July 28

Voter registration books close July 28

Election officials remind residents that this coming Monday, July 28, is the final deadline to register to vote or make any party changes for the upcoming Primary Election. Once registration…

Judge denies Sadler’s request due to delay in filing with court

Judge denies Sadler’s request due to delay in filing with court

Circuit Judge Greg Parker denied a request from William Carl Sadler Sr. to stop the issuance of absentee ballots for the upcoming Aug. 26 primary election until the court could…

Holtons settle horse debate after 8 months?

It has been eight months since Tonya and Stacy Holton were initially cited for having horses on their property within the city limits in violation of current zoning and land…

Temporary bridge opening delayed

Temporary bridge opening delayed

The traffic shift originally scheduled for this week on U.S. 27 over the Fenholloway River east of Perry has been rescheduled to July 29, weather permitting. The traffic shift to…

Finding common ground at the continental divide

Finding common ground at the continental divide

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer For Taylor County High School biology teacher Patricia Joe (P.J.) Piland, who was chosen to attend the Keystone Science School’s 2014 Key Issues Institute,…

Victims ran for their lives

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer No one will ever know what thoughts were going through Earl Edward Clague Jr.’s mind Wednesday, Feb. 5, when he crashed his vehicle…

Deputy charged with perjury

A veteran Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) deputy has been suspended without pay following his arrest on felony perjury charges July 10. Nelson “Big Bird” Gilbreath Jr., 46, turned himself…

Sadler case clears first hurdle

Sadler case clears first hurdle

City resident William C. Sadler Sr., left, and his attorney, Sally Jean Roberts, appeared before Judge Greg Parker Thursday afternoon, to further Sadler’s bid to be placed on the upcoming…