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Jury selection begins Jan. 27 for first degree murder trial

Jury selection will begin Monday, Jan. 27, for the trial of accused killer Raymond Mark Lee, 53, formerly of Jacksonville. The construction worker, who was in Taylor County for the…

18-year-old killed in construction accident Jan. 16

Only 18 years old, David Andrew “Drew” Kimberl had a wealth of unique world experiences under his belt. His love of kart racing—and talent behind the wheel—not only earned him…

Suspect captured after 19-hour swamp chase

Suspect captured after 19-hour swamp chase

Officers with the Taylor Correctional Institution K-9 squad were called to aid Madison County law enforcement in a nearly 19- hour chase that included tracks through swampy areas waist deep…

School board will ask voters to renew ‘critical needs’ property tax

The Taylor County School Board unanimously voted Tuesday to ask voters to renew a 0.25 mill critical needs property tax for an additional four years to help cover increased technology…

$50,000 donation

$50,000 donation

Team leaders from Georgia-Pacific’s Buckeye facility presented a $50,000 donation to Taylor County’s United Way campaign Friday, Jan. 17. The contribution helped add two more “levels” to the campaign’s fund-raising…

Pregnant? T.C. health dept. says: Get a flu shot today

The Florida Department of Health in Taylor County is urging pregnant women to receive the flu vaccination now due to the increased impact that influenza infections are having on pregnant…

Trains rumbling again downtown

A familiar sound returned to downtown Perry Tuesday morning, when the horn of an approaching train gave notice that commercial traffic was once again moving along the city’s rail line,…

Man, 21, dies after being struck twice by vehicles

A 21-year-old Perry man was killed after being struck by two vehicles Wednesday night, Jan. 15, on Old Dixie Highway. Justin Cruce was a pedestrian on the highway when a…

Bridge accident leaves 1 dead

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office is looking into a construction-related accident that left one dead Thursday, Jan. 16. The incident happened on U.S. Highway 98 where crews are putting the…

City council declares emergency action to back police officer

The Perry City Council took emergency action Tuesday night to stand behind a police officer who has been named in a civil suit filed by a local resident recently acquitted…