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Fire Marshal investigating suspected arson here

A residential fire, which caused an estimated $15,000 in damages, is being investigated by the State Fire Marshal’s Office as suspected arson. Taylor County Fire-Rescue was dispatched Saturday, Feb. 20,…

Capital plan calls for ‘needed’ upgrades at GP cellulose mill

Capital plan calls for ‘needed’ upgrades at GP cellulose mill

Foley Cellulose Mill’s recently approved 2016 capital plan calls for a $38 million cash investment this year on a wide variety of projects and upgrades at the faculty. According to…

Man flees scene, found & charged

A 49-year-old Perry man escaped serious injury but could not escape responsibility for a one-vehicle crash on San Pedro Bay Road Friday morning, Feb. 19. Scott William Miller, who sustained…

Habitat seeks family for seventh home build

While it has been more than a decade since the last Habitat home was built, that’s all about to change in 2016. Taylor County’s Habitat for Humanity is now accepting…

County seeks grant to fund more upgrades

After a strong response from local residents seeking assistance through a $194,000 Residential Construction Mitigation Program grant received by Taylor County, commissioners have agreed to apply for a second grant…

Commissioner salutes Glanton

Commissioner salutes Glanton

On Thursday, Feb. 18, Taylor County Middle School eighth grader Robert Glanton received the Education Commissioner’s Leadership Award at the Florida State Capitol. Glanton, the son of Cappie Nash and…

Victim’s sister saw suspect flee scene

The Steinhatchee woman found slain in her home last week appears to have been the victim of a murder/ failed suicide apparently staged by her ex-boyfriend, Raymond “Little Ray” Parker…

Murder suspect brought from Missouri to face multiple charges here

Murder suspect brought from Missouri to face multiple charges here

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Sandy blonde hair hanging over his eyes and sporting a thick, bushy beard, Mark Ellsworth Lashhorn III appeared to be just another inmate…

Mitchell joins police force

Mitchell joins police force

The Perry Police Department (PPD) welcomed its newest member, Marine veteran Charles “Chas” Mitchell, to the fold with a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday morning. With his father, Jim, in attendance and…

Election year off to a brisk beginning with 22 candidates

In the wake of two local, longtime incumbents announcing they would not seek re-election this year, the number of candidates continues to rise, with three new hopefuls filing paperwork in…