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Out with the old

Out with the old

Before interstates snaked their way around Florida, Taylor County’s U.S. 19 was a main throughway for travelers going north and south. Perry came to be known as the “motel capital…

Perry man faces child porn charges

A Perry man is facing more than a dozen felony counts related to child pornography and remains out on bail while his court case is pending. Ernest Franklin Jones, 39,…

Prayers for Gracie: 7-year-old battling cancer

Prayers for Gracie: 7-year-old battling cancer

Gracie Tull, 7, was looking forward to starting second grade Monday, but today she and her family face up 28-29 weeks of chemotherapy, surgery and radiation treatments after a football-size…

City wins 3 state awards

This past spring, Main Street Perry submitted seven nominations to the State of Florida for the annual Florida Main Street Secretary of State Awards. “We are pleased to announce that…

Suspects target vacant homes

Thieves have targeted several unoccupied homes within the city limits and the Perry Police Department warns all residents to check any vacant properties they may own as well as any…

Primary Election is Tuesday, Aug. 26

Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland has announced that election night results will be available on her website shortly after polls close Tuesday, Aug. 26. “Just go to www.taylorelections.com and follow…

Flooding followed by third driest June, July on record

Over the past two years, much of Taylor County has received between 30 to 50 inches more rainfall than average, even taking into account this past June and July, which…

City is debt-free

For the first time in more than three decades, the City of Perry is debt-free. “We don’t have any loans and we just paid off our last bond July 25.…

Local FHP trooper rescues kidnapped 10-month-old baby

Local Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Trooper John Sleigher was instrumental in the recovery of a kidnapped 10-month-old infant and the arrest of four suspects relating to the kidnapping during a…

Owner seeks payment for pecan tree removal

The Taylor County Commission has declined to reimburse a property owner near the Perry-Foley Airport for four pecan trees removed from her property during an airport safety project conducted earlier…