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Taylor marks 10th year of dodging hurricanes

The 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season came to an end Monday, marking the 10th consecutive year Florida has avoided a direct hurricane strike. In total, the season, which began June 1,…

Spreading holiday cheer

Spreading holiday cheer

PHOTO: Georgia-Pacific’s Foley Cellulose Plant Public Affairs Manager Scott Mixon, left, and Campaign Coordinator Scott Barton, far right, helped spread a little holiday cheer, presenting a $41,000 donation to Taylor…

Wall seeks a new trial, claims juror misconduct

Any measure of closure the family of the late Erin Walker Lawless found from a guilty verdict for the man found responsible for her death likely evaporated in an instant…

Rollings honored as ‘Woman of Distinction’ at Girl Scouts gala

Rollings honored as ‘Woman of Distinction’ at Girl Scouts gala

“To God be the glory!” That is a familiar refrain from longtime educator and community leader Estic Rollings whenever a blessing is bestowed upon her. It surely echoed across the…

Forest fires on the rise in Taylor?

The Florida Forest Service (FFS) responded to 70 wildfires in Taylor County during the fiscal year ending June 30, about double the number of fires from year before. In total,…

TTI accepts Gov’s ‘Read, Set, Work’ challenge

Last week, Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) was one of 44 technical colleges and centers across the state to accept Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s “Ready, Set, Work” challenge. Scott launched the…

What’s missing in this photo?

What’s missing in this photo?

PHOTO: Focus closely on the tractor-trailer in the center of the highway and you’ll see what’s missing: the semi-truck pulling it. Witnesses report the driver was leaving Pepper Head’s on…

Perry man, 56, murdered

Perry man, 56, murdered

Animal control officers responding to a dog complaint Thursday afternoon, Nov. 19, discovered the body of 56-year-old Nahor Church at his home on T.A. Miller Road and his death has…

Gov. Scott includes primary school in proposed budget

For the second consecutive year, the Taylor County School District’s request for state funding to construct a new Perry Primary School has been included in Gov. Rick Scott’s suggested budget.…

House fire on High Street

House fire on High Street

An estimated 100-year-old, two-story home on High Street was gutted by fire Tuesday morning. The State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the blaze. City of Perry Fire Department…