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County workers to get incentive payment

County workers to get incentive payment

County employees will have an extra jingle in their pockets this holiday season thanks to a one-time work performance incentive package approved by commissioners Monday. “These are incentives for people…

All about that Q

All about that Q

The Southern Pines BBQ Festival returns for its eighth year featuring four barbecue contests and 15 hours of live music. The two-day festival will take place Friday and Saturday, Dec.…

No parole in sight for killer

At 48, Jessie James Livingston Jr. has outlived his victim by one year. Livingston turned 48 in June; his victim, Irene Buckhalter Hill, was 47 at the time of her…

Bad tag light leads to drug arrest

A busted tag light led to the arrest of a 51-year-old Perry man on multiple felony drug charges Saturday night, Nov. 14. Edward Bernard Watkins remains at the Taylor County…

3-2 vote: No changes to boat ramp fees

Facing vocal opposition from local boaters, the Taylor County Commission voted 3-2 to keep its public boat ramp fees the same for at least the next year, while also pledging…

B&G Club celebrates 25 years of service

B&G Club celebrates 25 years of service

Twenty-five years ago a grieving mother found a purpose and took a stand for Taylor County’s youth. Her goal was to establish a positive place for kids and to do…

Who knew what, when?

City Manager Bob Brown and members of the Perry City Council fielded questions Tuesday on their knowledge–or lack thereof–regarding the recent bankruptcy filing by BioNitrogen. The company, which has been…

Ticket prices set by athletic association

The Florida High School Athletic Association governs all playoff games and sets ticket prices. Tickets for Friday night’s game against Jacksonville Providence will be $8 for general admission and $10…

Service, sacrifices honored

Service, sacrifices honored

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Thank you. Two words. Eight letters. A simple courtesy most days. But on Nov. 11, the words “earn their stripes” and are elevated…

Complaints spur county commission to question DMH’s ‘customer service’

Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH) administrators faced tough questions from the Taylor County Commission concerning complaints board members have been receiving about the quality of care patients are receiving at the…