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Tax rate increase will be first in a decade

After a fourth and final workshop Tuesday morning, the Taylor County Commission appears set on its 2016-17 budget, which includes raises for most county employees funded by a slight increase…

These dogs can be saved

These dogs can be saved

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Tipping the scales at 100 pounds, the dog was all legs and paws…and didn’t realize he was too big to sit in someone’s…

Demps brings years of public service to county commissioner, Dist. 5, bid

Demps brings years of public service to county commissioner, Dist. 5, bid

Touting his experience in municipal governance, former city council member and mayor Thomas Demps wants to returns to public service, this time as the county commission representative for Dist. 5.…

Commissioners: Minimal tax rate increase funds pay raises?

After nearly 17 hours of budget workshops, the Taylor County Commission appears close to finalizing its preliminary budget, which will include a raise for most employees, funded through a slight…

Council: Eliminate natural gas discount and fluoride in water?

In contrast to the county commission’s 17-hour long budget workshops, the Perry City Council sailed through a review of its 2016-17 budget and, in less than 30 minutes, effected increases…

City rejects tax increase

The Perry City Council rejected a recommendation to make an incremental increase in its millage rate, from 5.7474 to 5.8458. The increase would have generated an additional $29,000 in revenue.…

Apply here for firearm carry permit

Taylor County residents can now apply for their statewide concealed weapons license locally at the office of Tax Collector Mark Wiggins. After starting with a three-county pilot program, Florida Commissioner…

Mathis brings 25 years of civic leadership to school board bid

Mathis brings 25 years of civic leadership to school board bid

Backed by 25 years of civic leadership and experience, Jeannie Mathis is making a run for Taylor County School Board’s Dist. 3 seat. “Becoming a school board member is something…

Pickford says he is ‘the right voice’ for Perry City Council’s District 2

Pickford says he is ‘the right voice’ for Perry City Council’s District 2

Donnie L. Pickford, who says, as a proven leader, he is “the right voice at just the right time,” has announced his candidacy for the Perry City Council, Dist. 2,…

Fire training facility will benefit county, city and GP departments

Fire training facility will benefit county, city and GP departments

Local firefighters will soon have a live-fire training facility after the county received a $36,000 donation from the Georgia-Pacific Foundation and the Foley Cellulose Mill. Public Relations Manager Scott Mixon…