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Perry men hit, killed in Texas, Florida crashes

Two Perry men died last week after being run over by oncoming vehicles in separate states and under separate circumstances. Funeral services for Roger William Sadousky Jr., 43, and Robert…

Johnson resigns as TTI director

The Taylor County School District has lost two site administrators in the past two weeks, with Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) Director Judy Johnson leaving to take a job in Lee…

Beshears nabs third term; Payne, Sigmeister unopposed for offices

Beshears nabs third term; Payne, Sigmeister unopposed for offices

Several area representatives earned new terms in office last week after winning re-election unopposed, including Florida Rep. Halsey Beshears. Qualifying for state and district candidates concluded Friday, June 24. PHOTO:…

Russell announces candidacy, pledging ‘change and action’

Russell announces candidacy, pledging ‘change and action’

Frank Russell, saying he wants “action not reaction” from local government, has announced his candidacy for the Dist. 3 county commission seat. “I believe the past few years have been…

City announces holiday schedule

The City of Perry has announced its garbage collection schedule for the Fourth of July holiday: • City offices will be closed today (Friday). • Monday customers will receive service…

When do you vote for your favorite?

Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland and Tax Collector Mark Wiggins will both serve a second term in office after the qualifying deadline for the 2016 election cycle arrived Friday, June…

A walk in the park

Construction on the final phase of Rosehead Park is well underway and officials hope to see it completed by year’s end. This week saw crews digging up a portion of…

Felony criminal mischief charges dropped

The State Attorney’s Office has dismissed felony criminal mischief charges against former county commissioner Walter Rowell, 65. Rowell was arrested May 12 and charged with felony criminal mischief for allegedly…

McHargue throws hat in ring for property appraiser’s office

McHargue throws hat in ring for property appraiser’s office

Local businessman James McHargue, who has 31 years of experience with his family business, has announced his candidacy for the office of Taylor County Property Appraiser. “I will bring the…

Local family mourns passing of bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley

By SUSAN H. LINCOLN / Managing Editor When news of the death of bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley emerged last week, you might not have connected the dots all the way…