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Tip leads to arrest of man sought on cocaine charges

A tip from a confidential informant led to the apprehension of a suspect wanted in connection with an 18-month undercover operation led by the Perry Police Department (PPD) narcotics unit.…

‘Friends Helping Friends’ takes aim at downtown DREAM grant

The City of Perry’s downtown revitalization efforts remain in high gear with the initial phase of Rosehead Park nearing completion and other improvements, both public and private, underway. Now Main…

Taylor’s jobless rate falls to 7.4%

Taylor County’s unemployment rate continued its downward trajectory in April, falling to 7.4 percent, just above the state average. After staying mostly level around 9.2 percent in the last several…

School board to consider ‘options’ for Steinhatchee School tonight (June 18)

The Taylor County School Board will consider recommendation options from Superintendent Paul Dyal regarding middle school classes at Steinhatchee School during its regular meeting tonight (Tuesday, June 18). The meeting…

Broader picture of Swindle’s firing captured in hearing officer’s report

In the past decade, Charles Swindle has donned a variety of uniforms that seem to reflect a dedication to duty and service—volunteer firefighter, emergency medical responder and Florida Highway Patrol…

Riding the rails

Riding the rails

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer Prologue: A Man and His Trains Long before Historical Perry Station became a business incubator and home to several up-and-coming local establishments, before it…

Storm prep for Andrea ‘good trial run’ for residents

Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season, made landfall Thursday, June 6, along the Dixie County coast about 10 miles south of Steinhatchee bringing…

Order up, at Holmes Grill

Order up, at Holmes Grill

Countless diners can remember the hamburgers served hot and fresh at Holmes Grill. The former restaurant was part of a roadside motel complex built along U.S. 19 North. But like…

Probation officer attacked

A local probation officer was attacked and beaten by two individuals while conducting a routine home visit. The officer, whose identity was not released, was hit in the face with…

Drug sweep nets 16 for coke sales, possession

Some 16 street and mid-level alleged drug dealers were swept up in the first round of arrests made following an 18-month undercover operation by the Perry Police Department (PPD) narcotics…