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County to hear appeal on land use change

Can a recommendation made by the Taylor County Planning Board to the county commission be appealed? That was just one of the questions commissioners were wrestling with last week when…

Legacy of heroes

Legacy of heroes

From the very young to the very old, Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park gave each a time to reflect on the ultimate sacrifices made by Taylor County’s—…

3rd graders ‘near or above’ average on FCAT

Third graders’ results from the reading and math portions of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0 (FCAT) were released by the state Friday and in most areas, local scores are…

New bridge to be named in KIA soldier’s memory

Just a week before Memorial Day, the family of U.S. Army SP4 Billy Jacob Hartsfield, who was killed in action during the Vietnam War, learned that the new bridge crossing…

Captain’s son recalls bygone days of Perry’s state prison work camp

Captain’s son recalls bygone days of Perry’s state prison work camp

As the son of Perry state prison work camp Capt. Albert Johnson Sr., Albert Johnson Jr. was given a unique opportunity growing up—to witness the inner workings of the prison…

Store owner cited for sale of fake urine

A local convenience store owner has been charged with a fraudulent practice of selling synthetic urine kits, commonly used to circumvent urine drug screens. The charge is a second degree…

Scallop season will open early

Governor Rick Scott announced this week that the bay scallop season will open three days early this year on Saturday, June 28. Opening the season early and on a weekend…

Close call

Close call

The driver of this mobile home-moving truck had a close call May 16 when the entire front cab and engine area caught fire. A unit from the City of Perry…

Creators ink deal with executive producers for ‘Coon Country’

The creators of the locally-produced reality show “Coon Country,” following teams of area coon hunters, have signed with two production companies to develop the program and market it to television…

Sales tax holiday returns to help Floridians buy supplies for upcoming 2014 hurricane season

Floridians getting ready for the 2014 Hurricane Season, which begins June 1, will have the opportunity to purchase certain preparedness supplies tax-free from May 31 to June 8. The sales…