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Scallop season to open two days early

Scallop season to open two days early

Scallop season is opening Saturday, June 29, two days earlier than usual, after two Taylor County businessmen contacted the governor’s office to see if Floridians could get one extra weekend…

Watermelon Man says he’s on city’s ‘most wanted’ list

Watermelon Man says he’s on city’s ‘most wanted’ list

For the past several years, Rick Moore has been a staple of summer, manning a produce stand at the corner of Highway 19 and U.S. 98. His main offering has…

Buckeye shareholders to vote on Georgia-Pacific merger

Georgia-Pacific LLC and GP Cellulose Group LLC, an entity controlled by Georgia-Pacific, today announced that GP Cellulose Group has chosen to convert to a “long form” merger in the pending…

Toddler battling brain tumor

At 14 months old, Carl Jordan Melton III–called “Little CJ”–has a smile that could melt your heart. But that sweet smile doesn’t come as easily these days and the coming…

Riding the rails, Part III

Riding the rails, Part III

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer Interlude II For the past two weeks, former Perry resident Russell Tedder has been serving as conductor on a ride through Perry’s railroad history.…

Time to make a splash!

The new splash pad at Rosehead Park is open and ready for visitors. City Manager Bob Brown said they were given the green light to open the facilities Thursday morning…

PPD issues an alert regarding 4-wheelers

The Perry Police Department reminds residents that four-wheelers are not allowed on city streets and fleeing from a police officer while you are riding a four-wheeler is a felony. Also,…

Murder trial date set for Lloyd Phelps

Lloyd Phelps, 60, will face a jury of his peers less than a year after being indicted for the murder of Patricia “Niece” Knight. Clerk officials confirmed this week that…

School board holds special meeting June 28

During a special noon meeting Friday, June 28, the Taylor County School Board will vote on whether or not to close the middle school at Steinhatchee. Superintendent of Schools Paul…

Beshears: ‘three issues overshadowed’ freshman legislative experience

Beshears: ‘three issues overshadowed’ freshman legislative experience

Fresh from his first session as a member of the Florida Legislature, Rep. Halsey Beshears spoke to the Perry Rotary Club Tuesday to discuss a number of the larger issues…