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Buckeye merger with GP finalized

Buckeye Technologies Inc. has announced that it expects to finalize its merger with Georgia-Pacific today (Friday, Aug. 23). In a brief press release issued Thursday, the company said that the…

AMTEC dedicates new Taylor County facility

AMTEC dedicates new Taylor County facility

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer Just a year after AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems, Inc., (ALS) announced it was relocating its headquarters and manufacturing operations from Arkansas to Taylor County, the…

Teens injured in morning crash

Two Taylor County High School students were injured in a three-vehicle crash that happened around 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Green Street and Center (near First Baptist Church).…

Montford: ‘Taylor leads the way’

State Sen. Bill Montford said he will be pointing to Taylor County in the future as an example of how various government agencies can work together to land industries in…

SRWMD partners with city for Spring Creek lake project, donates $350,000

The Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) is providing about $350,000 in cost-share funds to assist the City of Perry with improvements to Spring Creek as part of the district’s…

Tractor Supply breaks ground

Construction is underway on a new Tractor Supply Company store in Perry, the company’s 50th Florida location. The Perry Tractor Supply store will be located at 2500 South Byron Butler…

120 ‘cubes’ deployed at Buckeye Reef

120 ‘cubes’ deployed at Buckeye Reef

Some 60 sixty concrete cubes (3’ x 3’ x 3’) were placed on the Buckeye Reef site last week, with an additional deployment of another 60 cubes planned this week.…

USPS applauds grand opening of Shady Grove’s ‘village post office’

USPS applauds grand opening of Shady Grove’s ‘village post office’

The community of Shady Grove celebrated the grand opening of its new Village Post Office located inside Rocky’s Thursday morning. Representatives from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the Perry-Taylor…

Two arrested for prostitution

Reports of suspicious activity in the area of Woodridge Apartment early Friday morning, Aug. 16, led the arrest to two individuals on prostitution charges. When an officer was dispatched to…

Stockholders back Buckeye, GP merger

Buckeye Technologies Inc., announced Thursday that its stockholders approved the Agreement and Plan of Merger at a special stockholders’ meeting on Aug. 15 among Georgia-Pacific LLC (“Georgia-Pacific”), GP Cellulose Group…