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Bankrupt BioNitrogen appoints new CEO

In the month since BioNitrogen Holdings Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the company has appointed board member Graham Copley as its new CEO and is now seeking permission from…

Christmas Magic

Christmas Magic

While Mr. Claus was busy hearing wish lists from good little girls and boys, Mrs. Claus was presented a Key the City by Mayor Mike Deming, right, during opening ceremonies…

BBQ teams vie for $10,000 in prizes

Thirty-three cook teams are expected in Perry this week for the eighth annual Southern Pines BBQ Festival, which will be held Friday and Saturday at Forest Capital State Park. The…

Lockdown drill will test courthouse response to active shooter scenario

Although planned long before Wednesday’s mass shooting in California, local officials are mindful of the timing of a Courthouse Coercion Exercise set for next week to test the capabilities and…

PPD adds Arnold, Lang to its ranks

PPD adds Arnold, Lang to its ranks

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer John Arnold Jr. and Jacques Lang were both born and raised in Perry/Taylor County. But starting this week, the young men will see…

City Council to vote on proposed $5,210 annual pay hike

The Perry City Council will hold a final public hearing Tuesday, Dec. 8, on a proposed ordinance that would give members an 82 percent salary hike. If approved, council members’…

State supreme court rules on congressional map changes

Notwithstanding a number of threatened federal lawsuits, the state’s congressional district map appears to be finally settled after the Florida Supreme Court issued a split ruling Wednesday affirming a lower…

5 arrested on drug charges

A trio of traffic stops netted five drug arrests over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO). Three individuals traveling together were each charged with methamphetamine…

Man flees scene, is later charged with second DUI

A Perry man who fled the scene of a rollover crash late Wednesday, Nov. 25, now faces multiple charges including driving under the influence (DUI) and possession of synthetic marijuana.…

Signs of the Season

Signs of the Season

Downtown is getting ready to welcome visitors for the annual Christmas Open House this Friday, Dec. 4. Opening ceremonies will be held in front of the Taylor County Historical Society,…