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120 ‘cubes’ deployed at Buckeye Reef

120 ‘cubes’ deployed at Buckeye Reef

Some 60 sixty concrete cubes (3’ x 3’ x 3’) were placed on the Buckeye Reef site last week, with an additional deployment of another 60 cubes planned this week.…

USPS applauds grand opening of Shady Grove’s ‘village post office’

USPS applauds grand opening of Shady Grove’s ‘village post office’

The community of Shady Grove celebrated the grand opening of its new Village Post Office located inside Rocky’s Thursday morning. Representatives from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the Perry-Taylor…

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…