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Company reaches settlement with OSHA over worker’s death

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and GLF Construction Corp. have reached an informal settlement under which the company will be fined $42,000 in connection…

Williams announces candidacy for city seat

Longtime Taylor County resident Mary Williams has announced her candidacy for the Dist. 4 seat on the Perry City Council. “The citizens of Perry need representation they can trust. Honesty…

County jail to get new $65,000 air conditioner

With the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office concerned the air conditioning units at the county jail could give out any day, the Taylor County Commission agreed last week to make an…

Snyder’s-Lance announces sale of ‘Private Brands’ label

Snyder’s-Lance, Inc., announced Tuesday the completion of the sale of its Private Brands business, along with two manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada, to Shearer’s Foods, LLC, a leading…

Council disqualifies Sadler as candidate

Council disqualifies Sadler as candidate

Perry resident William Carl Sadler Sr. took to the streets Thursday during his lunch break to protest his disqualification as a candidate for the Perry City Council (Dist. 4 seat).…

Update expected soon on teacher sex case

State Attorney officials said Thursday a final decision in the sexual battery case against former Taylor County High School teacher Christine Bennett could be determined as soon as today (Friday).…

City waives $34,506 bill

City waives $34,506 bill

The Perry City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to waive a $34,506.60 bill filed against former state legislator, high school football coach, newspaper publisher and downtown property owner Ken Smith. The…

SHIP deadline is July 9

Local homeowners in need of rehabilitation assistance can now pick up applications for the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP). According to County Grants Coordinator Melody Cox, applications can be picked…

Five complete 160 hours of training

Five complete 160 hours of training

The Taylor County Commission recognized five graduating volunteer firefighters Tuesday evening who recently completed 160 hours of training over the past five months. Shown above are: Taylor County Fire-Rescue Chief…

Mistrial declared in Johnson drug case

Mistrial declared in Johnson drug case

A slip of the tongue by the state’s key witness led to a mistrial Tuesday morning in the case against alleged cocaine dealer Calvin “Dank” Johnson, 48. The witness had…