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Man sees police, takes off running

Officers were out in force last Thursday conducting a sweep of more than a dozen alleged drug dealers and their presence evidently triggered a 24-year-old man’s “fight or flight” impulse.…

Superintendent/school board conference

Superintendent/school board conference

Danny Glover Jr., along with newly elected school board members Deidra Dunnell, Jeanne Mathis and Bonnie Sue Agner, and veteran board member Brenda Carlton, recently attended the annual superintendent and…

Grant may help hurricane victims

After “another successful year providing housing assistance to local residents,” the Taylor County Commission plans to apply for an additional $750,000 from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The…

12 alleged dealers nabbed

The Perry Police Department (PPD) detective division capped the year by closing a number of drug investigations that triggered a round-up of 12 alleged street level drug dealers. Eight arrests…

Beating leaves 3-year-old with welts, bruises

A three-year-old child sustained bruises and welts after his/her father allegedly attacked the toddler during a physical altercation Thursday afternoon, Dec. 15. Howard Emory Jr., 29, faces one count of…

Blount sets Patriots touchdown record

Perry’s LeGarrette Blount set a New England franchise record Sunday when he scored  his 15th touchdown of the season in the Patriots’ 16-3 victory over the Denver Broncos. Blount’s one-yard…

7-term clerk, first term sheriff

7-term clerk, first term sheriff

Taylor County’s constitutional officers were sworn in last week for their terms that begin with the start of the new year. Above, Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland (right) swears in…

3 selected for All-Big Bend golf team

Three members of the Taylor County High golf team were selected to the Tallahassee Democrat’s All-Big Bend team. Senior Graham Lynn was selected to the first team while teammates Alex…

TCHS graduation rate improves

Taylor County High School’s (TCHS) graduation rate for the 2015-16 school year exceeded the state average, although the district’s rate as a whole still lagged behind the state as well…

FWC approves mutton snapper changes

Several mutton snapper management changes go into effect Jan. 1, 2017. These changes were approved at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) September meeting. Starting Jan. 1, the…