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War declared on sand spurs at Hodges Park

War declared on sand spurs at Hodges Park

Hodges Park at Keaton Beach remains closed this week as county personnel work to refurbish the area thanks to a $50,000 state grant. The park, which closed Monday, is expected…

Four vie for contract

Four firms have submitted qualification packets to take on the job of creating what county officials are calling a “blueprint” for future operations by assessing all of the county’s facilities…

Drug sweep lands 9 in jail

Drug sweep lands 9 in jail

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force deployed a dragnet this week to scoop up 10 individuals on outstanding drug-related arrest warrants. Seven of the individuals had first appearance…

Search underway for missing Steinhatchee man

Search underway for missing Steinhatchee man

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office is pursuing two (believed-to-be unrelated) missing person investigations at this time, with information about the second missing individual released late Wednesday. Steinhatchee resident Aaron Michael…

County set to spend $212,000 for community center in Shady Grove

The Taylor County Commission is currently seeking architectural firms to design a community center at Shady Grove Park, which officials expect will cost up to $212,000. The board unanimously approved…

TCI K-9 team on the trail of national trophy

TCI K-9 team on the trail of national trophy

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Taylor County Correctional Institution’s (TCI) K-9 team is on the hunt for a first place win at the 17th annual Southern States Manhunt…

Buckeye Park to close

Buckeye Park, a fixture in the Perry community for at least the past four decades, will soon close and the facilities will be demolished to make way for future expansions…

Who should pay for ethics training?

Despite having only a one-item agenda, the Perry City Council covered a wide range of territory last week including who will pay for members’ required ethics training as well as…

Chamber honors year’s best

Chamber honors year’s best

Taylor County’s community and business leaders gathered together Friday evening, dressed in their finest, for the annual Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce banquet. More than 250 people were in attendance…

Lt. Fox presented ‘Our Hero’ award

Lt. Fox presented ‘Our Hero’ award

Taylor County Fire- Rescue Lt. Michael Fox was named the 2015 recipient of the Perry Rotary Club’s Our Hero Award. He was presented the award Friday evening at the Perry-…