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Commission to hold hearings on recreation grant

County commissioners will hold two public hearings next month to consider the upcoming Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) grant cycle. The county has received a number of FRDAP grants…

Officials monitoring Steinhatchee River

Officials monitoring Steinhatchee River

Local emergency management officials are asking residents along the Steinhatchee River to closely monitor the river after its waters rose six feet over the weekend due to the continued heavy…

Ethics complaint dismissed against former state attorney

The Florida Commission on Ethics has found no probable cause to believe former State Attorney Robert L. “Skip” Jarvis misused his position and resources to run records checks through restricted…

City’s lone registered sexual predator moves

The registered sexual predator, whose residence was marked in May by a sign outside his Judson Drive address, no longer resides in Taylor County. City Manager Bob Brown said he…

Unemployment rate breaks trend in May

Taylor County’s unemployment rate had a slight uptick in May, ending a downward trend which began in February. The county’s unemployment rate was 7.6 percent compared t…

Vietnam vets reunite after 44 years

Larry Hodges of Perry, and Wilbert Arrant Jr., of North Carolina, recently reunited for the first time in more than 44 years, along with their families, at Dekle Beach. Hodges…

Weather Alert: NWS issues flash flood warning for central Taylor County until 9:15 p.m. (7/14/13)

At 6:11 p.m. (7/14/13), the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, issued a flash flood warning for central Taylor County, including the City of Perry, until 9:15 p.m.. According to the…

Drug arrest sweep nets 8

Another round of arrests Wednesday netted eight suspects linked to a long-term undercover drug-buy operation led by the Perry Police Department (PPD) narcotics unit. A ninth suspect turned himself in…

River waters high, but ‘holding their own’

Despite continued rains over the past several weeks, Taylor County’s rivers are “holding their own” and no flooding has been reported, according to Taylor County Emergency Management officials. The National…

Kid tested & approved

Kid tested & approved

The playground at Rosehead Park opened Tuesday and has been “kid tested and approved.” The playground is located adjacent to the new splash pad, which has seen heavy use since…