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It’s official: Taylor needs a new primary school

The Taylor County School District has crossed another hurdle in its efforts to secure state funding to replace Perry Primary School (PPS) after receiving word that the Florida Department of…

Sidewalks, street lights approved for Old Dixie Hwy.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has approved a $328,000 grant for Taylor County to construct a sidewalk along Old Dixie Highway from Jefferson Street to Southside Park at Plantation…

Pioneer pedigree

Pioneer pedigree

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Old Bead was as familiar a site around Shady Grove as his owner, Alderman (Auley) Carlton Hendry. The mule was Hendry’s main way…

Holtons granted more time for zoning change application

Stacey and Tonya Holton have asked the city’s Special Magistrate for a 90-day extension in order to raise the estimated $1200 to $1300 needed to file a land use/zoning application…

Chicken Pileau benefit dinner is a sell-out

Chicken Pileau benefit dinner is a sell-out

Happy tears were shed Thursday when Deputy Robert Lundy, who has been moved out of ICU and into a regular room, was able to give his daughters birthday hugs. The…

Man ‘critical’ after stabbing

A Perry man is listed in critical, but stable condition at Shands Hospital in Gainesville after being stabbed multiple times during an altercation late Friday night, March 7. John Hathcock…

Former TCI officer charged in federal court on Friday

Christopher Brunson, 38, of Perry, has been indicted for violating the civil rights of a Taylor County Correctional Institution (TCI) inmate. The indictment was announced this week by Pamela C.…

Family to file $10 million lawsuit in Aucilla bridge construction death

The parents of an 18-year-old Wakulla man killed in a January construction accident at the U.S. 98 Aucilla River bridge in Taylor County have announced their intention to file a…

GP invests $1 million to re-start chip mill

Georgia-Pacific last month re-started the Foley chip mill after the facility sat idle for nearly four years. GP’s wood and fiber supply capability group, which is a separate operation from…

Sullivan to seek Dist. 5 city seat

Longtime businessman and community volunteer David S. Sullivan has announced his candidacy for the Perry City Council, District 5 seat. “I will be a positive, proactive and sound representative for…