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11 from TCI recognized personally by governor

11 from TCI recognized personally by governor

Some 11 officers at Taylor Correctional Institution (TCI) received personal letters of thanks from Gov. Rick Scott Monday in recognition of their “heroic actions” in saving the life of a…

Martial artists from around the world coming to Perry

Karate martial artists from the world will be in Perry next weekend as the Perry Shotokan Kenkojuku Karate dojo and the American Shotokan Karate-do Kenkojuku Alliance (ASKKA) present a series…

Voters will have say on medical marijuana Tuesday

When Taylor County voters go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 4, for the 2014 General Election, the ballot will include a number of local and state races, but will also…

$5,000 grant awarded to TDC

$5,000 grant awarded to TDC

The Duke Energy Foundation presented a $5,000 grant this week to the Taylor County Tourism Development Council (TDC) to support local events and festivals organized by the council. “The Duke…

Five face meth, gun charges

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office arrested five Taylor County residents, including a mother and her adult son, late last week on numerous marijuana, methamphetamine and weapon charges. TCSO Capt. Harper…

Lay-offs reported at Yates

An unknown number of workers with Yates Construction, which services the local Georgia- Pacific Cellulose plant, were terminated last week. Sources indicate some 70 employees, mainly in office positions, were…

County pursuing grants for sidewalks along Old Dixie Hwy.

The Taylor County Commission is considering applying for a second Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) grant to help fund the construction of sidewalks along Old Dixie Highway, the scene of…

Supervisor invites residents to ‘Vote in honor of a veteran’

Supervisor invites residents to ‘Vote in honor of a veteran’

With the 2014 General Election less than a week away, Taylor County residents can still early vote through Saturday, Nov. 1. The General Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4,…

Thousands celebrate ‘Forest Life’

Thousands celebrate ‘Forest Life’

In its 59th year, the Florida Forest Festival celebrated the “Forest Life,” with thousands of local residents and out-of-town guests joining together under the pines at Forest Capital State Park.…

Remains identified as teen missing since 1993

For the family of missing Perry teen Ruby Dean Lane, a 20-year wait has come to an end. Police notified her surviving relatives this week that skeletal remains discovered in…