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Two arrested for prostitution

Reports of suspicious activity in the area of Woodridge Apartment early Friday morning, Aug. 16, led the arrest to two individuals on prostitution charges. When an officer was dispatched to…

Stockholders back Buckeye, GP merger

Buckeye Technologies Inc., announced Thursday that its stockholders approved the Agreement and Plan of Merger at a special stockholders’ meeting on Aug. 15 among Georgia-Pacific LLC (“Georgia-Pacific”), GP Cellulose Group…

Trial date set for McNutt

On Dec. 9, 2011, a long-simmering dispute between neighboring landowners boiled over and not only left two people dead, but also a third suffering injuries he will bear a lifetime.…

‘Smooth start’ for new school year

‘Smooth start’ for new school year

After a summer that saw many changes within the Taylor County School District, students are now back in class and the 2013-14 school year is officially underway. According to Superintendent…

Take to the sky

Take to the sky

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer It has long been Mike DeGuire’s dream to fly a helicopter, beginning with his service in Vietnam when the aircraft provided him passage through…

Dream big

Dream big

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer A splash pad where youngsters of all ages could escape for summer fun. A three-story grand pavilion that welcomed visitors to Perry’s historic…

Curtis hired as new city attorney

Less than a month after the abrupt resignation of City Attorney Mike Smith, the Perry City Council hired his replacement Tuesday night from a field of four applicants. Taylor County…

Steinhatchee school gets new name, principal

Julie Philmon Hurst is the new principal of Steinhatchee Elementary School, completing a summer of transition in which the Taylor County School District hired three new principals. The Taylor County…

City to dissolve Code Enforcement Board?

City to dissolve Code Enforcement Board?

The Perry City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to move forward with dissolving its Code Enforcement Board and appointing a special magistrate to assume the board’s duties, which include ruling on…

Methodists open hearts, & checkbooks, to support children’s home ministry

Methodists open hearts, & checkbooks, to support children’s home ministry

Since 1908, the First United Methodist Children’s Home in Enterprise has been helping abused and neglected children in Florida and, now after 105 years, it is expanding to a second…