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Iron Man

Iron Man

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Taking the lead comes naturally to Sam Agner. In his high school days, he set the standard on the football field and at…

Membership perks

Membership perks

Membership has its privileges and for Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce supporters that includes a discount card for deals at local businesses. Above, Chamber Director Dawn Taylor, center, presents 80…

School district seeks answers to questions about new state exam

With local students continuing to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT), district officials are already working to learn what they can about the exam which will replace it next…

County’s unemployment rate falls to 7.6 percent

Taylor County’s unemployment rate fell in March to 7.3 percent after two straight months at 7.6 percent. The county’s rate jumped almost a half-percentage point in January, breaking a six-month…

Buckeye Park closed until June 1

Georgia-Pacific has announced that Buckeye Park will be closed to the public for the month of May due to the Foley plant’s planned cold mill outage. “During the outage, there…

BREAKING: Governor declares state of emergency in 26 counties, including Taylor

Citing the severe weather moving across the Florida Panhandle today (April 30) as well as the large amounts of rain which have already impacted the area, Florida Gov. Rick Scott…

County braces for storms

Even with eight straight days of sunny weather, many areas of the county remain under water and officials are keeping a wary eye on a weather system expected to bring…

$3.5 million bridge sparks outrage

Donaldson Bridge, a one-lane bridge on County Road 14A crossing the Econfina River, has sparked a significant amount of controversy in the community of Shady Grove over plans by the…

Take aim…

Take aim…

Organizers estimate some $10,000 was raised at the first Swampwater Shootout benefit for the Doctors’ Memorial Hospital Foundation. AMTEC Less-Lethal hosted the shooting competition and welcomed more than 200 families…

Walker no longer resource officer for high school, starting 2014-15

Starting with the 2014-15 school year, Perry Police Department (PPD) Sgt. Nellie Walker will no longer be the resource officer assigned to Taylor County High School (TCHS). In a recent…