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Judge lifts stay on net fishing

The Leon County circuit court judge who ruled against the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) last week over its regulations enforcing the 1994 net ban amendment, sided with…

Health dept. welcomes surgeon general here

Florida’s Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John H. Armstrong visited the Florida Department of Health in Taylor County Thursday, Oct. 31, to promote the Healthiest Weight Florida initiative.…

Community leaders get firsthand look at TCI

Community leaders get firsthand look at TCI

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Block walls barely taller than waist-high give a modicum of privacy between the line of toilets that face an open bank of showers.…

Scott shook every hand, served fish at festival

Scott shook every hand, served fish at festival

Politicians far and wide are known for kissing babies and shaking hands, but only in Perry at the Florida Forest Festival can the governor of the State of Florida spend…

Big smiles all around for Florida Forest Festival

Big smiles all around for Florida Forest Festival

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer In a year when the 58th annual Florida Forest Festival honored the state’s rich history under the theme of “Viva Florida Forestry,” the festival…

TCHS band director resigns mid-season

For the second time this school year, Taylor County High School (TCHS) is searching for a new band director. TCHS Principal Audie Ash confirmed Tuesday that Band Director John W.…

Scott to attend festival

Scott to attend festival

Florida Gov. Rick Scott will attend the 58th annual Florida Forest Festival Saturday, Oct. 26, the first sitting governor to do so since Gov. Lawton Chiles in the 1990s. The…

Beshears applauds court’s decision invalidating net ban

Taylor County’s state representative, Halsey Beshears, is heralding a Tuesday circuit court decision invalidating the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) net ban regulations and is calling on state…

Schools ‘responsive’ to bullying reports

With school bullying continuing to make news across the nation, School Superintendent Paul Dyal said local schools are “doing a very good job” investigating reports of bullying brought to their…

PPD awarded for ‘spice’ enforcement

The Perry Police Department (PPD) was in the minority when it first stepped up its enforcement efforts in 2011-12 regarding synthetic cannabis, more commonly known as “spice.” “We recognized this…