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TCI sergeant charged with smuggling contraband

A Taylor Correctional Institution (TCI) sergeant was arrested Thursday, Dec. 5, and charged with multiple felonies related to smuggling cell phones and tobacco to inmates incarcerated at the facility. Delrikos…

Dyal makes argument for keeping tax levy

In 2010, Taylor County voters narrowly approved a measure which allowed the Taylor County School District to levy a 0.25 mill critical needs property tax to cover certain costs, namely…

‘One-of-a-kind’ training facility

‘One-of-a-kind’ training facility

When Less-Lethal Systems, Inc., (ALS) announced last year it was moving its headquarters and manufacturing operations from Arkansas to Taylor County, the company also stated it would be building a…

‘Significant’ number of cell phones stolen

Investigators are pursing potential leads obtained from surveillance video footage of a break-in at Wireless Advantage/Verizon that occurred in the early morning hours of Monday, Dec. 9. The suspects, who…

Beshears, Montford to be here Dec. 16 for legislative meeting

Taylor County’s legislative delegation, which consists of Rep. Halsey Beshears and Sen. Bill Montford, will hold a legislative public meeting Monday, Dec. 16. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.…

Truck driver has close call in Friday crash

A Perry truck driver escaped injury Friday when another driver attempting to pass a vehicle struck his semi and a pick-up traveling behind him in an afternoon crash in Jefferson…

Scott’s visit ‘a historic first for school district’

Scott’s visit ‘a historic first for school district’

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer When Perry Primary teacher Patsy Reams heard her class would be hosting a visit by Ann Scott, she immediately did what any good…

Updated comprehensive plan allows ‘more flexibility’ for property owners

The Taylor County Commission recently approved a lengthy amendment to the county’s comprehensive plan, updating the land development codes to take into account new state law as well as tweaking…

Minimum wage will jump to $7.93 starting on Jan. 1

Taylor County workers currently earning minimum wage will see a 14-cent increase in their hourly pay Jan. 1, when Florida’s minimum wage jumps to $7.93. This follows a 12-cent increase…

Toast the season in historic downtown Perry

Toast the season in historic downtown Perry

Downtown revitalization efforts are beginning to return dividends to local residents with more retail opportunities available in the historic district than ever before, local officials note. “The City of Perry’s…