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Riding the rails, Part IV

Riding the rails, Part IV

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer Interlude III Former Perry resident Russell Tedder has been serving as conductor on a ride through Perry’s railroad history and this week we turn…

Doctors grappling with next move for toddler stricken with brain tumor

Doctors grappling with next move for toddler stricken with brain tumor

The heart-wrenching roller coaster ride of emotions continues for the family of Carl “Little CJ” Melton III, the 14-month-old Perry boy recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. On Tuesday,…

Be safe and enjoy our beaches

By DAWN GUNTER / Florida Department of Health in Taylor County Scallop season is now upon us and along with it summer vacation and the Fourth of July weekend. We…

Chamber awarded Visit Florida grant for local promotions

VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s official source for travel planning, has awarded an advertising matching grant to the Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which began July…

Steinhatchee middle school students face long bus rides to Perry for class

The Taylor County School Board has approved a recommendation from Superintendent Paul Dyal to re-classify Steinhatchee School as a K-5 (kindergarten through fifth grade) facility. The change cuts the school’s…

Steep retirement mandates weigh heavily on city, county budgets

Of all the bills passed this spring by the Florida Legislature, the one expected to have the biggest financial impact on local governments in Taylor County is SB 1810, which…

Hospital ‘devastated’ by Mutnal’s passing

The Taylor County medical community is mourning the loss of fellow physician and friend, Dr. Bas Mutnal, who died unexpectedly Sunday, June 30. He was 65. Funeral services will be…

Glover named principal of Mayo elementary school in Lafayette Co.

Taylor County School Board Member Danny Glover has been named principal of Lafayette County Elementary School (LCES) in Mayo. Glover, who was elected to his seat in 2010, has been…

Parker elected chief judge of Third Circuit

The Honorable Greg Parker of Perry assumed the responsibilities of chief judge for the Third Judicial Circuit Monday, July 1. Judge Parker was elected by the 13 other judges in…

Officials monitoring river levels as rains continue

Emergency management officials are monitoring local river levels, which are on the rise after the past several days’ rainfall with an additional three inches or more forecast today (Wednesday) and…