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Rawls was MVP to Perry patients

Rawls was MVP to Perry patients

By SUSAN H. LINCOLN / Managing Editor When Dr. James Rawls began talking, I was transported back 30 years to his office on East Ash Street, where he sat and…

Ready for championship BBQ, rockin’ blues?

Ready for championship BBQ, rockin’ blues?

With four barbecue competitions and 14 hours of live music, the Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival returns to Forest Capital State Park in just two weeks, Dec. 13-14. Organizers…

Temps will plunge

State and local emergency management officials are urging Taylor County residents and visitors to stay alert and exercise caution through the upcoming holiday after a storm system moved through the…

Nelson is honored as 2013 Rural Physician of the Year

Nelson is honored as 2013 Rural Physician of the Year

The Florida Rural Health Association (FRHA) has named Dr. Miles V. Nelson of Perry the 2013 Rural Physician of the Year. FRHA’s Rural Physician of the Year Award recognizes a…

City takes belt to baggy pants?

The Perry City Council looks to kick off the new year tackling two polar opposite issues: baggy pants and ethics training. Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton initiated discussion on both topics at…

Page commission chair with a split vote of 3-2

Taylor County Commissioner Malcolm Page was elected chairman of the board during the commission’s annual re-organization held last week. Page was elected in a split 3-2 vote over former Chair…

County workers to pocket a $500 incentive payment

Stating it was far less than employees deserve, but the best gesture of appreciation it could make, the Taylor County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a one-time performance incentive payment…

Noland’s voyage began in space, landed on Walter Cronkite’s desk

Noland’s voyage began in space, landed on Walter Cronkite’s desk

On July 20, 1969, Josh Noland, like millions of others around the world, sat in his living room to watch man’s first step foot on the moon. On his television,…

$5,000 donation to fund ‘much-needed’ radio upgrades for Taylor firefighters

$5,000 donation to fund ‘much-needed’ radio upgrades for Taylor firefighters

Taylor County Fire Rescue will receive new communication equipment under the Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade grant program. The plant technology manager of Georgia- Pacific’s Foley Cellulose mill presented a $5,000 check…

Mother of 2 killed in crash

Mother of 2 killed in crash

A local family is grappling with the loss of a mother of two young children whose life was cut tragically short in a fatal car crash here late Monday evening,…