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United Way seeks best return on donations made to local groups

More than 20 volunteers and concerned community members joined together Wednesday morning for a “community conversation” as the United Way of the Big Bend (UWBB) works to ensure the agency…

Welcome to the mansion

Welcome to the mansion

Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Director Dawn Taylor, right, was the special guest of Florida’s First Lady Ann Scott, left, at a Community Leaders Dinner held at the Governor’s Mansion.…

Magistrate gives horse owners add’l 30 days to address code violation

City of Perry Code Enforcement Magistrate Leenette McMillan-Fredriksson did not sanction former code enforcement board member Tonya Holton for having horses on her property within the city limits, but granted…

Drug sweep nets 10

Two suspects remain at-large following a pre-holiday drug arrest sweep conducted by the Perry Police Department (PPD). Warrants were served on 10 local residents who were arrested and charged with…

Thankful hearts

Thankful hearts

Thankful hearts led to heartfelt actions this Thanksgiving holiday, with some 10 local churches and more than 60 volunteers working together to distribute 1,220 meals to local individuals and families…

Hurricane season ends not with a bang, but a whimper

The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season ended Saturday, marking one of the least active seasons in the past 60 years, with the fewest number of hurricanes since 1982. According to the…

Rosehead Lake moving forward

Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers will be in Perry next Thursday, Dec. 5, to conduct a site visit for the proposed Rosehead Park lake addition. \“This is a…

Rawls was MVP to Perry patients

Rawls was MVP to Perry patients

By SUSAN H. LINCOLN / Managing Editor When Dr. James Rawls began talking, I was transported back 30 years to his office on East Ash Street, where he sat and…

Ready for championship BBQ, rockin’ blues?

Ready for championship BBQ, rockin’ blues?

With four barbecue competitions and 14 hours of live music, the Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival returns to Forest Capital State Park in just two weeks, Dec. 13-14. Organizers…

Temps will plunge

State and local emergency management officials are urging Taylor County residents and visitors to stay alert and exercise caution through the upcoming holiday after a storm system moved through the…