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New bridge opens April 10

New bridge opens April 10

Traffic is scheduled to shift to the newly constructed bridge on U.S. 27 over the Fenholloway River located about five miles east of Perry this Friday, weather permitting. Motorists should…

Foley up for sale

Foley Timber and Land Company announced Thursday that it is exploring the sale of its vast timberlands in Taylor and surrounding counties. The 560,000 acres or 876 square miles of…

Elderly couple seriously injured

Elderly couple seriously injured

An elderly Perry couple was seriously injured after pulling into the path of an oncoming semi-truck Thursday morning at the intersection of U.S. Highway 27 and Foley Cut Off Road.…

Attempted murder charge dismissed

The State Attorney’s Office has dismissed attempted murder charges against Andre Snowden, 34, who was arrested in connection with a shooting that happened March 18 on South Warner Avenue. In…

County may join coalition to pool regional resources

As the Taylor County Commission continues to look at the problem of homelessness in the county, the board is considering joining the Big Bend Homeless Coalition, through which they hope…

Enterprise Zones: key tool in jeopardy?

Taylor County could soon lose an important tool in its economic development efforts which brings in hundreds of thousands of dollars in incentives to local businesses each year. At this…

Chaney crowned MoonPie Princess

Chaney crowned MoonPie Princess

What’s three feet tall and has attitude to spare? The 2015 MoonPie Princess and members of her court! Taylor County’s sweetest pint-size royalty was crowned during ceremonies held Saturday, March…

City approves policy for limited alcohol service by non-profits

The Perry City Council has approved an application packet for non-profit groups to receive special permits that would allow limited access alcohol service for events such as fund-raisers, dinners, auctions,…

Reef additions continue off Taylor’s coast

The Taylor County Commission is moving forward with the latest enhancement to the county’s artificial reefs. At their March 17 meeting, the commissioners unanimously agreed to accept a bid from…

$40 million capital plan unveiled for GP plant here

The Foley Leadership Team (FLT) is working closely with GP Cellulose Manufacturing Leadership to finalize the Foley Cellulose Mill’s 2015 Capital Plan, which includes more than $40 million in significant…