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Former Perry teacher is killed in murder-suicide

Former Perry teacher is killed in murder-suicide

Sandra M. Cook, a former Taylor County Elementary School (TCES) teacher, began the new year as a finalist for Teacher of the Year for Brevard County, where she had taught…

Man, 21, survives shot to neck

A 21-year-old Perry man was shot in the neck, sustaining what officers call a “through and through,” following a verbal disturbance Saturday, Jan. 30, outside the Stop & Shop convenience…

Attorney consults with council members on BioNitrogen lawsuit

The Perry City Council spent more than an hour in a closed executive session Monday afternoon with the attorney representing the city’s interests in the ongoing BioNitrogen Holdings, Corp., bankruptcy…

Heavy fog factor in head-on crash

Heavy fog is believed to be a major factor in an early-morning crash Tuesday that left an 85-year-old Perry man seriously injured. Marion Catalano was transported to Doctors’ Memorial Hospital;…

Plea agreement gives Flowers 30 months for beating death

A Perry man charged with the May 2014 beating death of his girlfriend has pled guilty to manslaughter and been sentenced to 30 months in prison. In court proceedings last…

Victim had lifelong addiction battle

Victim had lifelong addiction battle

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Charity Cronin felt motherhood was her saving grace. “I’m just watching Alycia sleep. Waking is so different these days. I wake up clean,…

What role did Whiddons play in Strickland’s 2015 murder?

Investigators determined that Rodney Whiddon and his son, Manden, were involved in the June 2015 shooting death of longtime educator Shelly Strickland when they discovered that both men attempted to…

City council to hold executive meeting for BioNitrogen talks

The Perry City Council has scheduled a special meeting Monday afternoon in order to hold a closed executive session to meet with the attorney representing the city in the ongoing…

Expert needed for facility assessment

Expert needed for facility assessment

In order to develop what County Administrator Dustin Hinkel is calling a “blueprint” for future county operations, the commission has issued a solicitation seeking firms to develop an assessment for…

Father, son charged in Strickland murder

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Manden Whiddon turned 21 in prison one month before his release. Six weeks later he is alleged to have taken part in the…