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Final city budget hearing today at 5

The Perry City Council will take a final vote on its proposed 2016-17 budget during a special hearing tonight (Friday) starting at 5 p.m.\ The current proposed budget calls for…

Glover seeks top school seat

Glover seeks top school seat

Taylor County Superintendent of Schools candidate Danny Glover said, if elected, “I not only want to work hard for my children but for yours as well.” A product of the…

State wants one trial, two juries

State wants one trial, two juries

Circuit Judge David Fina is considering a motion to consolidate the murder trials for Rodney Whiddon and his son, Manden, who are both charged in the June 2015 shooting death…

Teen dies from injuries

Teen dies from injuries

Jacob Gurganus fought 10 long days to stay with his family and overcome the debilitating injuries he received in a Sept. 16 head-on collision. But Monday, his fight ended. Gurganus…

Spradley responsive, battling lung damage

Taylor County High School student Jaydin Spradley, 16, remains in ICU at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, continuing to recover from critical injuries he received in a head-on crash Sept. 16. Spradley…

A big thank you!

A big thank you!

The Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce’s “thank you” luncheon, sponsored by Georgia- Pacific, served approximately 175 first responders, law enforcement personnel, county and city employees and volunteers who served during…

No pageant, but queen will be crowned

There will not be a Miss Florida Forest Festival Queen pageant this year, one year after festival officials rebranded the local event, dropping its affiliation with the Distinguished Young Women…

Reach1-Teach1 is new Head Start provider

Reach1-Teach1, a childcare provider in Quincy, is the agency taking over the Head Start program in Taylor County. Local parents have been waiting for this announcement for the past two…

Hamption Springs: Historic fountain comes home

Hamption Springs: Historic fountain comes home

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Surrounded by wild palms, towering oaks and lush magnolia trees, Hotel Hampton was an unexpected jewel of refinement nestled in the heart of…

Clown ‘game’ sparks Facebook firestorm, panic

A defunct card game from 2011 that billed itself as a “survival horror tabletop card game with a sense of humor” is no laughing matter for law enforcement as its…