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Law enforcement peers from across the state honor Lundy

Law enforcement peers from across the state honor Lundy

Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Lundy was honored by his peers from across the state Tuesday when he was named the Florida Sheriffs Association’s (FSA) “Law Enforcement Officer of the…

Budget talks begin in the red

Budget talks begin in the red

The Taylor County Commission began its budget discussions for the 2015-16 fiscal year Thursday morning facing a $500,000 deficit in its general fund despite nearly $630,000 in projected revenue increases.…

10-day crab trap closure will begin here July 20

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in state waters from the Pasco-Hernando county line to the Wakulla-Franklin county line, including all waters of the Ochlockonee River and Bay, must be…

Select housing funds available

Taylor County is working with several state and federal programs to help local low-income residents rehabilitate their homes. The county recently learned it will once again receive $350,000 this year…

Taylor awarded $42,000 grant for restroom construction at Steinhatchee boat ramp

In addition to several grants included as line items in the 2015-16 Florida budget, Taylor County recently learned it will receive a $42,000 grant to help fund the construction of…

Heat index sizzles at 109 degrees

The National Weather Service (NWS) is once again forecasting the heat index will top triple-digits today (Wednesday) and local emergency officials are warning people to take caution while outside. Although…

Meeks: longest-serving Death Row inmate

Of the 394 inmates on Florida’s Death Row, Douglas R. Meeks, 62, has the distinction of being the inmate who has been on Death Row the longest (continuously). Meeks was…

Smith back on board with Main Street

Main Street Perry is in its final stages of reorganization and reports a banner year in 2014. “In the last year, Main Street Perry has done a superb job in…

What does new budget year hold for county?

The Taylor County Commission will begin tackling its 2015-16 budget Thursday morning in an attempt to reach a tentative balanced budget by the end of the month. Although commissioners have…

FDOT to host open house about Johnson Stripling

The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) planned improvements to Johnson Stripling Road (County Road 361) north of Perry are ready to begin and those interested in the eight-mile long resurfacing…