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Complaints spur county commission to question DMH’s ‘customer service’

Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH) administrators faced tough questions from the Taylor County Commission concerning complaints board members have been receiving about the quality of care patients are receiving at the…

Meth cook sparks fire

A meth-cook-gone-bad led to the arrest of three suspects Saturday, Nov. 7, at a camper-trailer residence on Fairview Drive. Dallas Sophia Vansant, 19, and Jordan Lee Parker, 20, both of…

New VA clinic dedicated to local veterans

New VA clinic dedicated to local veterans

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer About 100 people–mostly veterans and their families– gathered Tuesday morning for the official dedication and ribbon-cutting for the new Perry Veterans Affairs (VA) Community…

Tickets on sale now for championship game

The Taylor County High football team, winners of the Class 3A, District 1 championship, will host Jacksonville-Providence this Friday night at Perry’s Dorsett Stadium in the first round of the…

City’s $4.35 million remains in the bank

The City of Perry’s $4.35 million that is serving as collateral guarantee on a loan taken out by BioNitrogen, which filed for bankruptcy last week, remains in its bank account…

Sumrall shares first-person account of Panama invasion

Sumrall shares first-person account of Panama invasion

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI  / Staff writer When Phil Sumrall graduated from Taylor County High School in 1967, little did he know that one day his actions would become a…

BioNitrogen files for bankruptcy

BioNitrogen Holdings, Corp., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Tuesday, citing $3.5 million in debts, while its local affiliate still owes $4.35 million on a bank loan guaranteed by the…

Hampton defends 82-percent raise as ‘reinstatement’ of previous salary

Several members of the Perry City Council made the case for a proposed 82 percent pay hike during the first public hearing on the proposal, with Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton stating…

Legislators listen to official requests, fracking concerns

Legislators listen to official requests, fracking concerns

Taylor County’s legislative delegation, consisting of Sen. Bill Montford and Rep. Halsey Beshears, spent more than an hour listening and engaging with local officials and residents about a wide range…

Boys & Girls Club celebrates 25 years

The Boys & Girls Club of Taylor County is inviting the community to join in celebrating 25 years of providing opportunities to local youth. The anniversary event will be held…