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Southerland recognized for ‘outstanding leadership on behalf of Florida’s seniors’

Congressman Steve Southerland was presented with the “Summer 2013 Champion of Seniors Award” by The Grange, a national, nonpartisan grassroots organization that advocates on behalf of America’s rural seniors, for…

Council raises utility rates

City utility customers may see a slight uptick in their monthly bills with a number of rate increases slated to take effect Oct. 1. Members of the Perry City Council…

City under fire for road closure, special magistrate proposals

A proposed road closure, and changes in how city code violations are judged, will top the agenda for the Perry City’s Council upcoming Thursday, Sept. 12, meeting.\ Due to scheduling…

Working toward a GED? Major changes coming

Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) officials are urging students who have passed one or more portions of the General Educational Development (GED) test but have yet to complete the exam, to…

Taylor County: Tree Capital of the South

Living up to its name as the Tree Capital of the South, Taylor County exports nearly 700,000 tons of lumber and wood products annually, according to the Florida Department of…

County seeks grant for playground, pier improvements at Hodges Park

Taylor County commissioners are moving forward on an application to the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) for a grant to fund improvements at Hodges Park in Keaton Beach. The…

Farmer’s Market Fall Kick Off set for Sept. 7

Main Street Perry invites residents to the Farmer’s Market Fall Kick Off event planned this Saturday, Sept. 7, at Rosehead Park. “This is the first combined Farmer’s Market/Flea Market Days…

Code Enforcement rep. challenges city council

At least one member of Perry’s Code Enforcement Board is prepared to fight the city council’s recent proposal to dissolve the board and replace it with a special magistrate. Tonya…

Water levels remain high

Water levels remain high

Local rivers are dropping once again, but water levels remain high around the county, filling ditches, creeks and some low-lying areas. Taylor County Emergency Management is continuing to monitor the…

Study finds Taylor County is growing

Taylor County was one of the fastest growing counties in the region from 2010 to 2012, based on a population study released earlier this year by the Bureau of Economic…