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Head Start drops school district as its local provider

With the new school year kicking off today (Wednesday), parents of Head Start students are learning that the Taylor County School District’s contract to run the federal program was not…

Couple remembered for devotion to one another

Couple remembered for devotion to one another

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer When close friend Nancy Taylor Geohagan offered to drive Hugh Poppell, 67, to Tallahassee Monday morning for a doctor’s appointment, he was quick…

RV, not Winn Dixie, catches fire

City of Perry firefighters were quick to respond to a fire in a motor home Monday night, extinguishing the flames within minutes of their arrival at the Puckett Road scene.…

Woman seriously injured when breaking into home

No charges are expected in a late night domestic altercation that ended with a Perry woman being transported to Tallahassee after sustaining a potentially life-threatening injury. The woman, whose identity…

Murder cases snake their way through court

Murder cases snake their way through court

In what is rapidly becoming a familiar routine, four murder suspects requested their cases be continued during pre-trial hearings held Monday morning, Aug. 8. Attorneys for teen Oriana Lynn Forsythe…

Woodfaulk seeks second term as city’s Dist. 1 representative

Woodfaulk seeks second term as city’s Dist. 1 representative

Perry City Council District 1 council member Venita Woodfaulk-Gray wants “to continue making a difference by representing the community and its needs” with her re-election to a second term. “First,…

Man charged with assault

A 56-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault and discharging a firearm in a residence following an early morning confrontation Monday. When Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) Deputy Sean…

Golf carts will be allowed to cross bridge

Despite concerns from county staff over the safety of allowing golf carts to drive across the Steinhatchee bridge, the nearly unanimous support from the capacity crowd at Monday’s county commission…

County puts budget to bed

The Taylor County Commission formally adopted its proposed millage rates Wednesday morning, adopting the rollback rate for the 2016-17 fiscal year, which is a roughly three-percent increase over the current…

Fish awarded ‘Medal of Heroism’

Fish awarded ‘Medal of Heroism’

Pushed by sustained winds of 35-50 mph, wildfires swept across Oklahoma in February and March of this year, consuming more than 367,000 acres of ranch and forest lands. Oklahoma’s State…