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Default on your PELL grant? TTI waiting to collect

The Taylor County School Board is considering hiring a debt collection service to help recoup money from Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) students who receive federal Pell grants but do not…

Lee claims self-defense

Lee claims self-defense

Accused murderer Raymond Mark Lee is affirming self-defense for his role in the death of Derek Lamont Dixon, the 44-year-old Perry man whose body was found in a wooded area…

Freezing rain, sleet possible

With forecasts calling for the possibility of a wintery mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet today (Wednesday), local officials are urging residents to use caution on the roadways. The…

Unemployment rate is lowest since 2008

Taylor County’s unemployment rate fell for the fifth straight month in December, dropping to 6.9 percent, the lowest rate since June 2008, when the county’s unemployment rate was 6.1 percent.…

Holton wants to ‘restore power to the people’

Local businesswoman Tonya Holton, 43, has announced her candidacy for the Perry City Council District 5 seat. The current representative for that district is Mayor Daryll Gunter.…

County seeks grant to purchase defibrillators for Fire-Rescue trucks

With Taylor County Fire-Rescue responding to 404 medical calls over the past three years, the Taylor County Commission is seeking state funds to purchase automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) for 11…

District seeks funding to build new primary school

Local students have been attending Perry Primary School (PPS) since the 1970s, but its service could come to an end within the next several years as the Taylor County School…

Gov. Scott presents AMTEC ‘Newcomer Award’

Gov. Scott presents AMTEC ‘Newcomer Award’

AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems, Inc., which relocated its manufacturing facility to Taylor County in 2013, received the Newcomer Award from Florida Gov. Rick Scott at the 2013 Governor’s Innovators in Business…

Woodell celebrates 90 years

Woodell celebrates 90 years

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer The 12 new teachers waited with bated breath for the district’s newest assistant principal to be introduced. “We knew he was single…when we…

Marine awarded Congressional Gold Medal for WWII service

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer It was truly a family affair when Marine veteran and Perry native William C. Scott was presented the Congressional Gold Medal for his…