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Dyal announces retirement

Dyal announces retirement

With a short one-sentence statement during Tuesday’s Taylor County School Board meeting, Superintendent of Schools Paul Dyal announced he would not seek re-election this year, leaving a third local race…

Senate, House green-lights new primary school here

After almost two years and two legislative sessions, it appears that the Taylor County School District will finally receive state funding to construct a new Perry Primary School. On Tuesday…

Mud bog wrap-up: Man charged in stabbing, woman falls from truck, deputy claims to be ‘above the law’

A Georgia man was charged with two counts of aggravated battery after drawing a knife during a fight at Iron Horse Mud Ranch during its annual March mud bog event.…

Mud & mayhem

Mud & mayhem

Thousands of mud truck enthusiasts roared into Taylor County last weekend for the annual Iron Horse Mud Ranch Dysfunctional Family Reunion March 3-6. Four days and countless axles, wheel bearings…

Crash victim ‘a rare breed of man’

Crash victim ‘a rare breed of man’

A 63-year-old Perry man, who moved here from Texas in August to be closer to his family, died Thursday, March 3, when his 2012 Suzuki Hayabusa crashed into a 2011…

$290,000 grant would fund replacing docks at the Steinhatchee boat ramp

The Taylor County Commission agreed this week to move forward with applying for a grant to fund an estimated $290,000 project to replace the existing docks at the Steinhatchee boat…

‘Dogs defeat John Paul II 12-2

The Taylor County High baseball team defeated John Paul II here Monday 12-2 as the Bulldog bats exploded with 12 hits. Trevor Hathcock led the ‘Dogs with 3 hits (double,…

War declared on sand spurs at Hodges Park

War declared on sand spurs at Hodges Park

Hodges Park at Keaton Beach remains closed this week as county personnel work to refurbish the area thanks to a $50,000 state grant. The park, which closed Monday, is expected…

Four vie for contract

Four firms have submitted qualification packets to take on the job of creating what county officials are calling a “blueprint” for future operations by assessing all of the county’s facilities…

Drug sweep lands 9 in jail

Drug sweep lands 9 in jail

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force deployed a dragnet this week to scoop up 10 individuals on outstanding drug-related arrest warrants. Seven of the individuals had first appearance…