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Trains rumbling again downtown

A familiar sound returned to downtown Perry Tuesday morning, when the horn of an approaching train gave notice that commercial traffic was once again moving along the city’s rail line,…

Man, 21, dies after being struck twice by vehicles

A 21-year-old Perry man was killed after being struck by two vehicles Wednesday night, Jan. 15, on Old Dixie Highway. Justin Cruce was a pedestrian on the highway when a…

Bridge accident leaves 1 dead

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office is looking into a construction-related accident that left one dead Thursday, Jan. 16. The incident happened on U.S. Highway 98 where crews are putting the…

City council declares emergency action to back police officer

The Perry City Council took emergency action Tuesday night to stand behind a police officer who has been named in a civil suit filed by a local resident recently acquitted…

Damaged rail lines back on track?

Damaged rail lines back on track?

Traffic along Perry’s sole rail line could resume as early as today (Friday), just three days after a train derailed here, causing noticeable damage to the tracks along the main…

Lundy to seek re-election to Dist. 4 school board seat

School board member Danny Lundy has registered as a candidate for his District 4 seat, joining his two fellow board members, Brenda C. Carlton and Danny Glover Jr., who will…

Train derails, blocks 9 downtown streets

Train derails, blocks 9 downtown streets

Downtown Perry was effectively “cut in two” Tuesday when a train traveling through town derailed at the curve near Jefferson Street just before noon, blocking traffic along nine crossings from…

Carlton, Glover want to stay on the job

One of Taylor County’s longest-serving school board members has filed notice she wants to stay on the job. Brenda C. Carlton has registered as a candidate for her District 2…

Get your ‘forever stamps’ now before price jumps Jan. 26

Those who wish to purchase “forever stamps” at the current rate of 46 cents have a week and a half before the latest increase hits, bringing the price of a…

DMH/TMH forge partnership

The leadership of Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH) and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) announced Wednesday that they have finalized an agreement creating an equal-governance partnership between the two institutions. Ken Arnold,…