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Five face meth, gun charges

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office arrested five Taylor County residents, including a mother and her adult son, late last week on numerous marijuana, methamphetamine and weapon charges. TCSO Capt. Harper…

Lay-offs reported at Yates

An unknown number of workers with Yates Construction, which services the local Georgia- Pacific Cellulose plant, were terminated last week. Sources indicate some 70 employees, mainly in office positions, were…

County pursuing grants for sidewalks along Old Dixie Hwy.

The Taylor County Commission is considering applying for a second Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) grant to help fund the construction of sidewalks along Old Dixie Highway, the scene of…

Supervisor invites residents to ‘Vote in honor of a veteran’

Supervisor invites residents to ‘Vote in honor of a veteran’

With the 2014 General Election less than a week away, Taylor County residents can still early vote through Saturday, Nov. 1. The General Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4,…

Thousands celebrate ‘Forest Life’

Thousands celebrate ‘Forest Life’

In its 59th year, the Florida Forest Festival celebrated the “Forest Life,” with thousands of local residents and out-of-town guests joining together under the pines at Forest Capital State Park.…

Remains identified as teen missing since 1993

For the family of missing Perry teen Ruby Dean Lane, a 20-year wait has come to an end. Police notified her surviving relatives this week that skeletal remains discovered in…

Man flees police

A routine traffic stop led to a car chase that ultimately ended with two arrests Wednesday afternoon. Perry Police Department (PPD) Ptl. Jamin Cephus had stopped a vehicle driven by…

Carnival!

Carnival!

Wednesday evening brought the opening of the annual Florida Forest Festival Carnival. Children of all ages, from toddlers to teens, enjoyed the rides, games and fair foods. The carnival will…

‘A quarter a day’ to feed those in need

‘A quarter a day’ to feed those in need

Spearheaded by student council members, Taylor County Middle School recently completed its 2014 United Way campaign, raising $540 through a “quarter a day” fund-raiser. “Along with the help of Second…

Ebola: DMH ‘well-prepared’

With the potential threat of ebola continuing to lead headlines across the country, Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH) is “very well prepared” for the situation, according to hospital officials. Representatives from…