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Couple charged with attempted murder, robbery

A Steinhatchee husband and wife were charged with attempted murder Wednesday for a bloody and violent attack on a 66-year-old Tennille resident that happened in the early morning hours of…

Weather station features real-time data streaming

Weather station features real-time data streaming

Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) received a free weather station Wednesday which will be used in student curriculum as well as provide real-time weather data to the general public. The station…

Does city ‘workshop’ skirt facility rental fee?

By consensus, the Perry City Council agreed Tuesday to allow Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton to advertise a town hall meeting for her district as a city-related workshop, thus circumventing the need…

Brush fire on Chip Mizell Road

Brush fire on Chip Mizell Road

Fire fighters with the Florida Forest Service (FFS), Taylor County Fire-Rescue and the Perry Fire Department (PFD) responded to a brush fire on Chip Mizell Road shortly before 5 p.m.…

BREAKING: Two arrested for attempted murder in Tennille attack

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), has arrested George “Billy” Painter IV, 32, and his wife, Pamela Ann Painter, 29, on…

Man, 23, killed in crash

Man, 23, killed in crash

Thick fog which blanketed much of the county Friday was likely a contributing factor to the fatal crash that claimed the life of a 23-year-old Perry man. Joseph “Joe” Cates,…

Suspicious package (UPDATED)

Suspicious package (UPDATED)

UPDATED: The Perry Police Department released the following statement regarding the suspicious package: “We have been asked by some concerned community members about a bomb threat. We are pleased to…

Attempted murder suspect surrenders

Attempted murder suspect surrenders

Perry Police Department (PPD) Chief Jamie Cruse credits the efforts of Sgt. Nellie Walker with facilitating the surrender of a Perry man wanted for attempted murder. Andre Snowden, 34, turned…

Bluegrass festival welcomes Easter visitors

Bluegrass festival welcomes Easter visitors

Taylor County will have quite a few guests visiting for Easter weekend with the 13th annual Florida State Bluegrass Festival taking over Forest Capital State Park April 2-4. The three-day…

BREAKING: 23-year-old Perry man killed in Friday morning crash

BREAKING: 23-year-old Perry man killed in Friday morning crash

A 23-year-old Perry man was killed in a Friday (March 20) morning crash on U.S. 221 North. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, Joseph Lee Cates was…