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Meeks to leave Death Row?

Meeks to leave Death Row?

Forty-one years ago, Douglas R. Meeks, 63, was sentenced to death for the murder of two Perry residents. On Friday, Jan. 6, he will see that change when a judge…

New year brings new laws

With the new year comes several new laws in Florida, most noticeably the expansion of medical marijuana in the state after 71 percent of voters approved a constitutional amendment last…

Plane crash victims had Steinhatchee ties

Plane crash victims had Steinhatchee ties

Steinhatchee friends are mourning the deaths of part-time residents David Starling, 41, and Kim Smith, 42, who—along with Starling’s eight-year-old son Hunter—were killed when their single-engine plane crashed in the…

County narrows field to 3

The search for a new Taylor County administrator has been narrowed to three candidates. The commission interviewed its final applicant Friday, Dec. 23, and then discussed its next move for…

Time to celebrate!

Time to celebrate!

It’s being called the largest ever fireworks display in downtown Perry’s history and organizers are working hard to make sure the show lives up to its name. The display will…

DMH starts new year in the red

Facing shrinking patient numbers and the loss of one of its surgeons, Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH) has started its fiscal year in the red. DMH CFO Doug Faircloth presented the…

Mayor Sullivan addresses security concerns, seating arrangements

Mayor Sullivan addresses security concerns, seating arrangements

Talking the helm as mayor has given Councilman David Sullivan a different perspective, literally, than the one afforded by his previous sitting assignment. Seated in the center chair, Sullivan is…

Park hours extended for walking trail

The Perry City Council has a few housekeeping issues to address before putting its final stamp of approval on the new Rosehead Park, mainly about the rules and regulations governing…

County finalizes meeting locations

With two new board members and a new chairperson, the Taylor County Commission has finalized its reorganization which began in November. At its Dec. 13 meeting, the board unanimously agreed…

No decision after hours of interviews

The Taylor County Commission spent nearly five hours Wednesday afternoon interviewing seven candidates for the open county administrator position. The board delayed any deliberations on a potential hire, however, after…