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New year starts with a deep freeze

New year starts with a deep freeze

By noon Tuesday, the temperature was still not above freezing, hovering at 31 degrees. The coldest day of the 2013-14 winter season followed the coldest night of the season so…

Is your child over weight? Under?

With Florida Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong putting an emphasis on the statewide “Healthiest Weight” initiative, Taylor County parents could receive letters within the next month notifying them that their…

Hall pledges to ‘work for the future of our children’

Hall pledges to ‘work for the future of our children’

Longtime resident and community volunteer, Alan C. Hall, has announced his candidacy for City Council, District 4. Hall has lived in District 4 for more than 40 years, residing in…

Candidate packets available for Perry City Council seats

Perry City Council candidate application packets are now available for pick-up at City Hall. Completed forms and the $25 fee may be submitted to the office of the City Manager…

Man injured in 2 a.m. crash

A 21-year-old Perry man was seriously injured in an early-morning crash on Cabbage Grove Road Thursday, Jan. 2. Christopher Shane Westberry was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.…

First new arrivals of 2014 are ‘Taylor-made’

2014 is starting off with a baby boom, with two new “Taylor-made” arrivals being born within hours of one another on Wednesday, Jan. 1, at Tallahassee Memorial. Joey and Vanessa…

Local agencies band together for training exercise

Residents should not worry if they see an increased law enforcement presence around a local school next week—several local agencies will be beginning their new year with a special training…

In the spotlight

In the spotlight

Two of Taylor County’s young stars are stepping into the spotlight during back-to-back events this week. (Above) Makenzie Cannon, this year’s Florida Forest Festival Distinguished Young Woman (DYW), will represent…

Candidates are off to a running start for ‘14

With seven local officials up for re-election this year, combined with a full slate of state seats set to be on the ballot, 2014 is shaping up to be another…

Local tax office ‘blooms’ on float in Rose Parade

Donate Life Florida, the state’s organ and tissue education organization, honored its motor vehicle and government agency partners with five dedicated roses on the 2014 Donate Life Rose Parade Float,…