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Ready for hurricane season?

Forecasters are predicting the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season will once again see above-average activity and local emergency officials are asking local residents to take heed of the lessons learned last…

Honoring their memory

Honoring their memory

Dressed in his formal Navy whites, Ray Evans was a familiar face at every Memorial Day ceremony held at Veterans Memorial Park since its opening–that is, until this year. The…

Gear guilty as charged

Billy Lee Gear silently wept and pressed tears from his eyes through more than 12 hours of testimony and nearly two hours of closing statements during his four-day murder trial…

Tips lead to seizure of 176 cannabis plants

Tips lead to seizure of 176 cannabis plants

Sheriff Wayne Padgett’s “see something, say something” campaign has once again borne fruit, leading to the arrest of a Salem man who was allegedly cultivating marijuana at his home and…

Boat ramp fees not settled

Facing backlash from its decision to eliminate daily boat ramp passes, the Taylor County Commission is expected to re-address the issue at its last meeting prior to the start of…

Lincolns announce retirement from Perry Newspapers, Inc.

Don Lincoln, who for 33 years has served as publisher of the Taco Times and the Perry News-Herald, has announced his retirement effective June 15. Lincoln has a total of…

Sales tax extension must be redone

Earlier this year, the Taylor County Commission agreed to extend the current local one-cent sales tax, but now the board is tweaking the language to satisfy state officials. The current…

Navy veteran will be keynote speaker for Memorial Day ceremony May 29

Navy veteran will be keynote speaker for Memorial Day ceremony May 29

Navy veteran and Perry native Everett R. Kimble Sr. will be the keynote speaker at Monday’s annual Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park. The program will start at 10…

Cold blooded killer or coward?

Cold blooded killer or coward?

Is Billy Gear a cold-blooded killer who crushed the life out of the mother of his infant son? Or is he a coward who panicked and fed investigators lie upon…

Coastal flood watch issued

A coastal flood watch has been issued for Taylor County lasting from this morning (Wednesday, May 24) to this afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, conditions are favorable that…