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Beshears, Montford to be here Dec. 16 for legislative meeting

Taylor County’s legislative delegation, which consists of Rep. Halsey Beshears and Sen. Bill Montford, will hold a legislative public meeting Monday, Dec. 16. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.…

Truck driver has close call in Friday crash

A Perry truck driver escaped injury Friday when another driver attempting to pass a vehicle struck his semi and a pick-up traveling behind him in an afternoon crash in Jefferson…

Scott’s visit ‘a historic first for school district’

Scott’s visit ‘a historic first for school district’

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer When Perry Primary teacher Patsy Reams heard her class would be hosting a visit by Ann Scott, she immediately did what any good…

Updated comprehensive plan allows ‘more flexibility’ for property owners

The Taylor County Commission recently approved a lengthy amendment to the county’s comprehensive plan, updating the land development codes to take into account new state law as well as tweaking…

Minimum wage will jump to $7.93 starting on Jan. 1

Taylor County workers currently earning minimum wage will see a 14-cent increase in their hourly pay Jan. 1, when Florida’s minimum wage jumps to $7.93. This follows a 12-cent increase…

Toast the season in historic downtown Perry

Toast the season in historic downtown Perry

Downtown revitalization efforts are beginning to return dividends to local residents with more retail opportunities available in the historic district than ever before, local officials note. “The City of Perry’s…

United Way seeks best return on donations made to local groups

More than 20 volunteers and concerned community members joined together Wednesday morning for a “community conversation” as the United Way of the Big Bend (UWBB) works to ensure the agency…

Welcome to the mansion

Welcome to the mansion

Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Director Dawn Taylor, right, was the special guest of Florida’s First Lady Ann Scott, left, at a Community Leaders Dinner held at the Governor’s Mansion.…

Magistrate gives horse owners add’l 30 days to address code violation

City of Perry Code Enforcement Magistrate Leenette McMillan-Fredriksson did not sanction former code enforcement board member Tonya Holton for having horses on her property within the city limits, but granted…

Drug sweep nets 10

Two suspects remain at-large following a pre-holiday drug arrest sweep conducted by the Perry Police Department (PPD). Warrants were served on 10 local residents who were arrested and charged with…