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Residents approach Graham with personal concerns on veteran benefits, Social Security

Residents approach Graham with personal concerns on veteran benefits, Social Security

U.S. Representative Gwen Graham was in Perry Wednesday morning, talking with residents and listening to concerns ranging from veterans’ benefits to Social Security and beyond. Graham was here as part…

‘Below normal’ hurricane season expected

With the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season set to begin Monday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a below-normal year for tropical activity. But local…

Elks honor Lundy as ‘Officer of the Year’

Elks honor Lundy as ‘Officer of the Year’

Taylor County’s hometown hero, Deputy Robert Lundy, was recognized as the Florida State Elks Association’s (FSEA) 2015 “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year” during ceremonies held Saturday, May 23, at…

District left waiting for state budget

Since the Florida Legislature concluded its regular session without a budget–and is not expected back in Tallahassee until Monday, June 1, to begin a 20-day special session in an attempt…

Alert: bridge work ahead

Traffic is scheduled to shift to a temporary metal bridge this Friday (May 29), weather permitting, for the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) bridge replacement project on U.S. 221 over…

Thankful community honors its heroes on Memorial Day

Thankful community honors its heroes on Memorial Day

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer The sepia-toned portrait captured a handsome young soldier in uniform. On any other day, the framed photo may be found in a place…

‘Want to be governor?’

‘Want to be governor?’

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Perry Primary administrators and teachers were given 24 hours notice Wednesday that they would be welcoming a very special guest Thursday afternoon—Florida Gov.…

‘EMS saved his life’

The family of burn victim Jackie Lee, 64, credits the Doctors’ Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS) EMTs and paramedics who treated their brother with saving his life. “He was…

Retired Navy commander will speak at Memorial Day service

Retired Navy commander will speak at Memorial Day service

Retired Navy Commander Sheila Noles will be the keynote speaker during Memorial Day ceremonies Monday, May 25, at Veterans Memorial Park, starting at 10 a.m. Her 24-year Naval career carried…

Parents vent about sports complex fees

Concerns over organized recreational sports and operations at the Taylor County Sports Complex once again dominated discussions at the Taylor County Commission’s meeting Tuesday, with board members discussing and debating…