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FDLE reviewing Taylor cases in crime lab probe

The Perry Police Department (PPD) is reviewing 20-25 drug cases which may have been affected by the actions of a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) chemist in its Pensacola…

Georgia native, former Marine killed in crash at CR 30/Old Dixie

Georgia native, former Marine killed in crash at CR 30/Old Dixie

Downed trees at the end of the intersection of Old Dixie Highway and C.R. 30/Foley Road were the only visible signs of a horrific accident that claimed the life of…

Biorefinery pilot plant nears full production

Biorefinery pilot plant nears full production

The Stan Mayfield Biorefinery Pilot Plant located at Buckeye looks to hit near full production in the next few weeks, University of Florida Professor Dr. Lonnie Ingram told the Perry…

Eyeing a run for office? Register today

A month into the new year, there are seven filed or announced candidates for the seven open local seats that will be featured on the 2014 ballot. School board member…

Confessed killer: ‘I took things too far’

Confessed killer: ‘I took things too far’

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Pacing in the limited area around the defense table, admitted murderer Raymond Mark Lee was careful to avoid eye contact with the slight…

Hampton files city code violation complaints against horse owners

Perry City Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton raised a few eyebrows Tuesday night when she stated she had filed code enforcement violation complaints against city residents who have horses on their property.…

Default on your PELL grant? TTI waiting to collect

The Taylor County School Board is considering hiring a debt collection service to help recoup money from Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) students who receive federal Pell grants but do not…

Lee claims self-defense

Lee claims self-defense

Accused murderer Raymond Mark Lee is affirming self-defense for his role in the death of Derek Lamont Dixon, the 44-year-old Perry man whose body was found in a wooded area…

Freezing rain, sleet possible

With forecasts calling for the possibility of a wintery mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet today (Wednesday), local officials are urging residents to use caution on the roadways. The…

Unemployment rate is lowest since 2008

Taylor County’s unemployment rate fell for the fifth straight month in December, dropping to 6.9 percent, the lowest rate since June 2008, when the county’s unemployment rate was 6.1 percent.…