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Final hurdle for downtown lake?

The City of Perry has cleared what it hopes will be the last hurdle in pursuit of a permit for the construction of a lake for Rosehead Park. Surveyors recently…

Hooks win at October Howl in Bainbridge

Hooks win at October Howl in Bainbridge

The Gulf Coast Hooks 8U traveling baseball team from Perry and Madison, competed in the U.S.A.T.T. October Howl in Bainbridge, Ga., last weekend and won the championship in dominating fashion.…

Beshears, Montford here Oct. 29 for annual legislative delegation meeting

With the 2016 legislative session convening earlier than usual, Taylor County’s representatives are scheduling their legislative delegation meeting earlier as well. State Representative Halsey Beshears and Senator Bill Montford will…

Canopies coming downtown

The City of Perry has been awarded a $700,000 Community Development Block Grant for a canopy project that will impact the downtown expanse on Jefferson Street. The Perry City Council…

Perry man gets three-year prison sentence

A Perry man who pulled a gun on his ex-girlfriend was sentenced to three years in prison Monday by a Citrus County judge after pleading no contest to a charge…

Close call for two sisters

Close call for two sisters

Two sisters from Orlando escaped with only minor injuries after the car they were traveling in rolled and “pancaked” in the median of US. Highway 19 North Friday afternoon, Oct.…

Tree Capital of the South

Tree Capital of the South

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer Taylor County has long been known as the “Tree Capital of the South,” and the moniker can be found on official documents of the…

Duke announces 20-acre solar energy project here

Duke Energy Florida announced Thursday its plans to construct a new 20-acre, five megawatt solar facility in Perry. This will be the second such project in the company’s plan to…

Council moves forward with 82% pay raise for itself

City residents will have two opportunities to voice their opinions of a proposed ordinance that would raise city council salaries from $6,131 per year to $11,525 annually. Council members were…

Airbag triggered

Airbag triggered

Witnesses said the driver of this vehicle collapsed on the ground after managing to get out of his seat without aid. He was transported to Doctors’ Memorial Hospital. A second…