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Perry native issues order in congressional redistricting

The Florida Legislature reconvened for a special session Thursday to redraw two congressional districts after a Tallahassee judge ruled their boundaries, approved in 2012, violated the Florida Constitution. Although the…

Another delay for VA clinic?

Taylor County officials will meet with representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) next week for a pre-construction meeting to discuss the proposed VA clinic here. On Monday,…

Back to Wallwood

Back to Wallwood

Perry Rotarians traveled to Wallwood Boy Scout Reservation Friday, Aug. 1, to serve dinner at the annual Rotary Youth Camp, a free summer camp for children age seven through young…

Calhoun pleads guilty in fatal hit-and-run crash

Michael Calhoun, 44, was sentenced to four years in prison Monday for the October 2012 hit-and-run death of Hugh Poppell, 41. Under a plea agreement reached with the State Attorney’s…

Political forum

Political forum

A candidate forum hosted by the Taylor County Development Authority and Chamber of Commerce attracted a number of city and county residents Thursday night, including Rick Gardner, left. He spoke…

Bad ‘spice’ sends 5 to ER

Five more individuals, one in critical condition, were sent to the emergency room (ER) this past weekend with symptoms linked to adverse reactions to synthetic marijuana, commonly known as spice.…

FEMA tells county ‘no’

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has denied a state request seeking federal individual assistance for property owners in Taylor County who were affected by this spring’s widespread flooding. The…

Comp plan change opens door for new business here

The Taylor County Commission unanimously approved a Future Land Use Map amendment for a 55- acre parcel located on Foley Road (CR 30) across from the Buckeye mill which landowner…

Florida Forest Service seeking input on Forest Legacy Program

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service is updating portions of the state’s Forest Action Plan related to the USDA Forest Legacy Program and is inviting…

Man, 35, smokes ‘legal’ weed, snatches toddler & steals car

Johnny Lee Gaddy, 35, is being held without bond on charges of carjacking, kidnapping, grand theft and child abuse after attacking a woman, taking her two-year-old son and fleeing in…