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2-month-old baby at center of conflict

2-month-old baby at center of conflict

Hands locked behind his back, accused murderer Billy Gear kept his head down and his expression blank during a first appearance hearing before Judge Bill Blue Thursday morning. The 36-year-old…

State Attorney makes case for expanded office space

State Attorney makes case for expanded office space

Just weeks after the Taylor County Commission agreed to hire a consultant to look at the existing courthouse space needs to help determine the best long term options for expansion…

PPD has two sexual assault kits awaiting FDLE analysis

The Perry Police Department (PPD) has a total of 10 sexual assault kits that have not been submitted to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for processing; however, of…

BioNitrogen fights with bank over $650,000

BioNitrogen Holdings Corp., which is in the middle of bankruptcy proceedings, has filed a complaint against Community & Southern Bank over $650,000 it says it paid down on a $5…

Bentley Layne Welch is New Year’s baby

Bentley Layne Welch is New Year’s baby

Lukas Welch and Amber Ernst decided to have a little fun with their families at the baby gender reveal party held in their honor. “It was all set up with…

Graduation rates hit 5-year high

With graduation rates for the Class of 2015 in Florida achieving a 12-year high, Taylor County had the highest graduation rate in at least the last five years but still…

6th grader facing nine cycles of chemotherapy

6th grader facing nine cycles of chemotherapy

While most families are diving into the new year with vigor, one local family continues to rally around their daughter as she takes her fight against cancer into 2016. Nicole…

Countdown is just beginning for local voters, candidates

For many, the stroke of midnight brings an end to any countdown for a new year. However, the countdown is just beginning for Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland. Voters will…

City on the hook for $4.35 million BioNitrogen loan?

With the City of Perry potentially on the hook for a $4.35 million loan taken out by BioNitrogen in 2014, officials are keeping a close eye on the company’s ongoing…

County moves forward with dredging study

With hopes that expected funds from the British Petroleum (BP) settlement due to Taylor County could cover the costs of much needed dredging along the county’s public canals, commissioners are…