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County seeks grant for playground, pier improvements at Hodges Park

Taylor County commissioners are moving forward on an application to the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) for a grant to fund improvements at Hodges Park in Keaton Beach. The…

Farmer’s Market Fall Kick Off set for Sept. 7

Main Street Perry invites residents to the Farmer’s Market Fall Kick Off event planned this Saturday, Sept. 7, at Rosehead Park. “This is the first combined Farmer’s Market/Flea Market Days…

Code Enforcement rep. challenges city council

At least one member of Perry’s Code Enforcement Board is prepared to fight the city council’s recent proposal to dissolve the board and replace it with a special magistrate. Tonya…

Water levels remain high

Water levels remain high

Local rivers are dropping once again, but water levels remain high around the county, filling ditches, creeks and some low-lying areas. Taylor County Emergency Management is continuing to monitor the…

Study finds Taylor County is growing

Taylor County was one of the fastest growing counties in the region from 2010 to 2012, based on a population study released earlier this year by the Bureau of Economic…

Taylor County’s jobless rate continues on upward trend

Taylor County’s unemployment rate stayed mostly level in July, edging up slightly to 7.9 percent. The county’s rate was up half a percentage point from the year’s low of 7.4…

Counterfeit bills in circulation here

The Perry Police Department (PPD) reports it has received a number of complaints regarding counterfeit bills in circulation here. Officials remind local merchants to take precautions when accepting bills and…

NFCC ranked second best in the nation

On Monday, Washington Monthly ranked North Florida Community College (NFCC) second among national community colleges in its ninth annual college rankings survey. Four other Florida College System (FCS) institutions made…

City announces Labor Day schedule

The City of Perry has announced its garbage collection schedule for the Labor Day holiday: • Monday customers will receive service on Tuesday. • Tuesday customers will receive service on…

Perry man arrested on out-of-state child sex abuse charges

A 68-year-old former Beloit, Wis., man was arrested in Perry Monday on an out-of-state warrant charging him with two counts of repeated sexual assault on a child. Two local members…