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Landing was a ‘precaution’

An official with the University of Florida & Shands Communications has clarified the cause of a precautionary landing made Tuesday by the ShandsCair helicopter stationed at Doctors’ Memorial Hospital. “An…

Book signing slated Thursday at historical society

The Taylor County Historical Society will host a book signing and discussion event with local author Jessie H. Paulk of Salem Thursday, March 19, from 1-5 p.m. Paulk recently completed…

Driver injured

Driver injured

A Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) driver was injured in a one-vehicle rollover Thursday morning some 10 miles south of Perry on Highway 19. Timothy Elmer Williams, 46, of Mayo…

Captains’ Meeting March 13 for Steinhatchee Fishing Tourney

The 14th annual Steinhatchee Community Fishing Tournament is set for this Saturday, March 14. The tourney will get underway at safe light on Saturday morning with weigh-in slated from noon…

Curry ‘Shines’ in the sunshine state

Curry ‘Shines’ in the sunshine state

At Tuesday’s Florida Cabinet meeting, Governor Rick Scott presented Governor’s Shine Awards to Taylor County High School teacher Jesika Curry and five other educators from around the state for their…

Helicopter makes emergency landing

Helicopter makes emergency landing

The ShandsCair helicopter stationed at Doctor’s Memorial Hospital (DMH) was forced to make an emergency landing in a wooded area off U.S. Highway 19 shortly before lunchtime Tuesday after a…

Sexual predator fails to register, gets 36 months

A convicted sexual predator who failed to re-register with authorities was sentenced to three years in prison Monday, March 9. Michael Scott Pierce, 50, was required to re-register with the…

Blount ‘humbled’ by welcome

Blount ‘humbled’ by welcome

First, he celebrated. Now, it’s time to get back to work. New England Patriot LeGarrette Blount—fresh off his first Super Bowl win—is back at practice and has his eye on…

Local resident asks commission: what can be done to help those in need?

What can be done for the homeless in Perry and Taylor County? While it is a question without an easy or available answer, it was the one posed to the…

Perry men sentenced to life, 17 years for bloody home invasion

Robbery was the motive behind a violent home invasion that resulted in two people being shot in the head and left for dead, while a minor child was left as…