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Thankful hearts

Thankful hearts

Thankful hearts led to heartfelt actions this Thanksgiving holiday, with some 10 local churches and more than 60 volunteers working together to distribute 1,220 meals to local individuals and families…

Hurricane season ends not with a bang, but a whimper

The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season ended Saturday, marking one of the least active seasons in the past 60 years, with the fewest number of hurricanes since 1982. According to the…

Rosehead Lake moving forward

Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers will be in Perry next Thursday, Dec. 5, to conduct a site visit for the proposed Rosehead Park lake addition. \“This is a…

Rawls was MVP to Perry patients

Rawls was MVP to Perry patients

By SUSAN H. LINCOLN / Managing Editor When Dr. James Rawls began talking, I was transported back 30 years to his office on East Ash Street, where he sat and…

Ready for championship BBQ, rockin’ blues?

Ready for championship BBQ, rockin’ blues?

With four barbecue competitions and 14 hours of live music, the Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival returns to Forest Capital State Park in just two weeks, Dec. 13-14. Organizers…

Temps will plunge

State and local emergency management officials are urging Taylor County residents and visitors to stay alert and exercise caution through the upcoming holiday after a storm system moved through the…

Nelson is honored as 2013 Rural Physician of the Year

Nelson is honored as 2013 Rural Physician of the Year

The Florida Rural Health Association (FRHA) has named Dr. Miles V. Nelson of Perry the 2013 Rural Physician of the Year. FRHA’s Rural Physician of the Year Award recognizes a…

City takes belt to baggy pants?

The Perry City Council looks to kick off the new year tackling two polar opposite issues: baggy pants and ethics training. Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton initiated discussion on both topics at…

Page commission chair with a split vote of 3-2

Taylor County Commissioner Malcolm Page was elected chairman of the board during the commission’s annual re-organization held last week. Page was elected in a split 3-2 vote over former Chair…

County workers to pocket a $500 incentive payment

Stating it was far less than employees deserve, but the best gesture of appreciation it could make, the Taylor County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a one-time performance incentive payment…