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Longtime city worker arrested for possession of child pornography

A 29-year city employee has been suspended without pay pending further investigation into his arrest on four counts of possession of child pornography. Edward Carl Pitts, 63, of 471 Leon…

Fire claims home

More than 9,000 gallons of water were used to extinguish a fire which claimed a residence on Snapper Street in the Yates Creek area Tuesday night. Taylor County Fire/Rescue (TCFR)…

April 15 is Hoover’s final day as Main Street director

Today (Friday) is Julie Hoover’s final day as program manager for Main Street Perry. In her April 4 resignation letter, Hoover said she made her decision to leave the post…

Williams will not seek sixth term

L.E. “Bummy” Williams announced Wednesday he will not be seeking a sixth term as Taylor County sheriff. “This was a decision (my wife) June and I made together. My age…

BioNitrogen gets second chance

BioNitrogen gets second chance

After listening to a presentation from BioNitrogen’s new CEO about the company’s plans to re-emerge from bankruptcy, the Perry City Council approved a term sheet outlining how, if BioNitrogen is…

Dice to run for county seat

Robert R. Dice Jr. has become the latest local candidate in what is becoming a crowded 2016 election cycle. Dice filed paperwork to run as an Independent candidate for the…

Chase spans four counties, a dozen deputies

A 2 a.m. vehicle chase that crossed three county lines and involved nearly a dozen officers came an end with the arrest of a 41-year-old Moultrie, Ga., man Friday, April…

Harris ‘valued family above all’

Harris ‘valued family above all’

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Fiercely loyal to family and protective of those he loved, Micah Toffate Harris had a special bond with his brother and sisters. “Mama…

Glover resigns from school board to make a bid for superintendent

School Board Member Danny Glover has formally announced his resignation from office effective November in order to run for superintendent of schools. Glover filed to run for superintendent in February,…

4 rescued at sea after boat sinks

4 rescued at sea after boat sinks

Three local men, including County Commissioner Jody DeVane, were rescued from the Gulf of Mexico this past weekend, after the 75-foot boat they were transporting from Ft. Meyers to Steinhatchee…