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State undecided on death penalty in Arrowood case

State undecided on death penalty in Arrowood case

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Subdued and soft spoken, a handcuffed Garrett Arrowood looked strikingly young despite his 26 years as he stood before a judge Monday. Behind…

Surgeon general here Aug. 21

State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. Johnson Armstrong will be in Perry Friday, Aug. 21, to promote the benefits of eating healthy with members of the Boys &…

Sinkhole leads to road closure on SR 51

Sinkhole leads to road closure on SR 51

With SR 51 closed between Steinhatchee and Tennille due to a sinkhole, officials and residents were awaiting the results of core samples which would determine whether traffic could resume this…

FEMA team eyes flooding damage

Personnel with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management have toured flooded areas in and around Steinhatchee twice in the last week to assess…

Does the city council need a raise?

The Perry City Council will look at its own pay rate when it meets next week, per a request from Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton. “I guess I’ll be the bad guy,”…

New congressional map impacts Taylor

The Florida House approved a new congressional district map for Florida Tuesday, keeping the base map legislative staff unveiled two weeks ago with a drastically different District 2, which includes…

Murder suspect in court Aug. 17

Murder suspect Garrett Arrowood, 26, is expected to be in court here Monday, Aug. 17, during pre-trial hearings before Live Oak Circuit Judge David W. Fina. Both local judges—Circuit Judge…

Property owners who refuse to clean up may face $250 fine

Property owners who refuse to clean up may face $250 fine

After toying with the notion of reducing garbage collection to once a week, the Perry City Council opted instead for a “wait and see” course of action Tuesday after learning…

City takes on student crosswalks

There is no law requiring crosswalk and school zone road markings, but concern for student safety is prompting the Perry City Council to step up and take on the responsibility.…

County sets special meeting to consider $11.2 million loan re-fi

The Taylor County Commission will hold a special meeting later this month to consider a bank loan to refinance the remaining $11.2 million in debt the county owes from constructing…