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Statewide recognition for START

Statewide recognition for START

Taylor County’s Sexual Trauma Assault Response Team (START) took on the task of becoming “trauma informed” and revised its protocol to reflect changes in how it responds to victims of…

$60 million plant will create 300 jobs here

$60 million plant will create 300 jobs here

In a surprise announcement Thursday morning, the Texas-based company, Applied Gaia Corporation, unveiled plans to construct a $60 million plant in Taylor County expected to employ 300 people with a…

Experts debate Meeks’ intelligence

Experts debate Meeks’ intelligence

Twice convicted murderer Douglas Ray Meeks kept his head down as he was escorted into the courtroom Thursday morning, rarely making eye contact with anyone—including his attorneys and the judge…

Fate of new primary school now rests with governor, legislature

The Taylor County School District’s request for state funding to construct a new Perry Primary School will be available for consideration by the governor and Florida Legislature after it and…

Student hospitalized after attack at school

  A Taylor County High School (TCHS) student is facing a felony charge of aggravated battery for her role in a fight that put another student in the hospital. Jewel…

County raises its minimum wage to $10.50/hr in budget

Under the tentative $40.2 million budget approved Monday by the Taylor County Commission, all full-time county employees will be paid a minimum of $10.50 an hour. Much of the budget…

Family of slain teen still waiting for justice

Family of slain teen still waiting for justice

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Quick with a smile, Lloyd Walker already had a reputation of being handy when it came to fixing things and being a bit…

City delays salary talks to Oct. 13

The Perry City Council will continue talks on a proposed 82 percent pay increase for members at their first scheduled meeting in October. Mayor Mike Deming sought the delay “to…

6 rescued after pontoon boat capsizes

Taylor County suffered a spate of severe weather over the weekend, including a tornado warning Saturday morning and a severe thunderstorm along the coast that caused a pontoon boat carrying…

Reef keeps growing

The Foley Cellulose Mill continued its tradition of supporting the Taylor County Reef Research Team by donating more than $12,000 of surplus industrial material and $3,000 toward the cost of…