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Glover’s superintendent run will open school board seat

Local voters could soon have an additional seat to fill this election cycle. As a candidate for superintendent of schools, Danny Glover Jr. has until 10 days before qualifying–which begins…

Residents urged to remain vigilant about mosquitoes with 16 Zika cases in Florida

Although this week’s cold weather has mosquitoes far from most people’s minds, local and state health officials are asking residents to remain vigilant about potential mosquito breeding grounds–namely standing water–with…

Former postmaster returns with ‘Scrapbook’ of stories

Former postmaster returns with ‘Scrapbook’ of stories

A familiar face will greet visitors at this weekend’s Fiddler Crab Festival in Steinhatchee when former postmaster Gerald Bailey returns with a special delivery: a collection of short stories he’s…

School board members affirm commitment to Steinhatchee School

School board members affirm commitment to Steinhatchee School

Steinhatchee School will remain open for the 2015-16 school year with officials saying the workshop last month (which fueled outrage among parents and the community over the idea that the…

Steinhatchee parents: ‘We have a plan for our school’

In a nearly 90-minute presentation, Steinhatchee School parents and other concerned community members addressed the Taylor County School Board with proposals for increasing enrollment at the school and therefore improving…

Primary school not included in state budget

For the second consecutive year, the Taylor County School District’s request for state funds to help construct a new Perry Primary School has been left out the Florida Legislature’s preliminary…

Padgett to seek sheriff’s seat; Woods eyes school superintendent’s office

Four additional candidates have thrown their hats into the political ring this past week seeking a range of offices that include sheriff and superintendent of schools. Longtime deputy Wayne Padgett…

Council wants city to pay for Eternal Flame

Council wants city to pay for Eternal Flame

The eternal flame at Veterans Memorial Park is once again burning brightly and, on Tuesday, the Perry City Council is expected to discuss ways to keep it that way. Councilman…

Former Perry teacher is killed in murder-suicide

Former Perry teacher is killed in murder-suicide

Sandra M. Cook, a former Taylor County Elementary School (TCES) teacher, began the new year as a finalist for Teacher of the Year for Brevard County, where she had taught…

Man, 21, survives shot to neck

A 21-year-old Perry man was shot in the neck, sustaining what officers call a “through and through,” following a verbal disturbance Saturday, Jan. 30, outside the Stop & Shop convenience…