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Fire training facility will benefit county, city and GP departments

Fire training facility will benefit county, city and GP departments

Local firefighters will soon have a live-fire training facility after the county received a $36,000 donation from the Georgia-Pacific Foundation and the Foley Cellulose Mill. Public Relations Manager Scott Mixon…

Back-to-school tax holiday will run 3 days

The 2016-17 school year begins in less than two weeks, but those parents and students wishing to take advantage of Florida’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday will have to wait…

Teen ejected in roll-over

Cassidy Brooke Crews, 18, faces a long recovery after being ejected during a one-vehicle roll-over on Cabbage Grove Road late Saturday night, July 23. She is reported to have sustained…

Man beaten in home invasion

A Perry man sustained minor injuries after being attacked and robbed in his home off Warner Avenue Sunday morning, July 24. John C.F. White Jr., 22, has been charged with…

House fire

House fire

Units from Taylor County Fire-Rescue and the City of Perry Fire Department, along with Emergency Medical Services (EMS), responded to a house fire Monday afternoon on the west end of…

Commissioners whittle away at $500,000 deficit

The Taylor County Commission will hold its third scheduled budget workshop today (Wednesday) as the board continues work on reducing a nearly $500,000 deficit in the proposed budget for next…

Seventh grader battles the odds in cancer fight

Seventh grader battles the odds in cancer fight

Cancer survivor Nicole Myer, 12, has two goals set for her seventh grade year: one, return to the classroom with her friends and, two, walk into school under her own…

Convicted murderer Phelps dies in prison

Convicted murderer Phelps dies in prison

Lloyd Phelps, the Perry man convicted of the January 2006 murder of Patricia “Niece” Knight, has died in prison less than a week from the three-year mark of his life…

Body found on U.S. Hwy. 19 (UPDATED)

UPDATE: The remains discovered along U.S. 19 near the Taylor/Madison County border have been identified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as Destiny S. Newsome Darshae of Valdosta, Ga.…

Ratliff explains reason for drop in tax revenues

While real property values remained relatively level this year, a five-percent drop in tangible personal property value has left the Taylor County Commission and Taylor County School Board facing steep…