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Surveyors work on future resurfacing project

According to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the survey crews seen working along Jefferson Street in Perry recently are preparing for a future FDOT resurfacing project on Jefferson Street…

4 crashes in 4 days

4 crashes in 4 days

Morning traffic was blocked for a short while Tuesday due to an overturned semi-truck at the intersection of County Road 30 and U.S. 19. Bryon Williams, 55, of Perry was…

DOE approves district’s request to build a new Perry Primary School

The Florida Department of Education’s (DOE) Special Facilities Construction Committee has approved the Taylor County School District’s request for funding assistance to construct a new Perry Primary School. Although the…

United Way gets $50,000 ‘jumpstart’

United Way gets $50,000 ‘jumpstart’

The Taylor County United Way campaign received a major jump-start Tuesday, with Georgia-Pacific giving the campaign team its $50,000 corporate gift. The local team will officially kick off the 2014-15…

County considers $1/hr raise for workers

In 2012, the Taylor County Commission gave employees a three-percent raise, their first raise in five years. In its proposed 2014-15 county budget, which the board will finalize during two…

Property values increase for first time since 2008

For the first time in six years, the total real property value in Taylor County is projected to increase. According to preliminary certified values for 2014 released by Property Appraiser…

62 cases are handled in first ‘Truancy Court’ addressing student attendance

With only 180 days in the school calendar, every minute of instruction counts—especially when it comes to laying a solid foundation for a student’s math and reading skills. That’s the…

Trio of fund-raisers planned to benefit 7-year-old cancer patient

Trio of fund-raisers planned to benefit 7-year-old cancer patient

Gracie Tull’s family said prayers have been answered—the malignant tumor encompassing her left kidney is responding to chemotherapy treatment and shrinking. While it continues to be early yet in the…

Woman indicted for bilking big rig owners with false IRS stamp

United States Attorney Pamela C. Marsh, Northern District of Florida, announced that Elisa Christina Avila Jackson, 30, of Tallahassee, was arraigned this week in court after being charged by a…

City shores up budget with tax increase, water rate bump

Closing an estimated $498,000 budget gap, the Perry City Council adopted a tentative budget last week that includes a tax rate increase as well as a restructured water utility schedule.…