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Decades of trial evidence ‘up in smoke’

Decades of trial evidence ‘up in smoke’

Tucked on a bottom shelf for nearly 51 years, the gallon of moonshine could almost have been mistaken for a jug of water. However, the evidence sticker on its front—with…

Legislature overhauls Medicaid billing formulas

In the final hours of its 2013 session, the Florida Legislature passed a bill overhauling how counties will be expected to pay the state for certain Medicaid bills incurred by…

Fired trooper’s appeal delayed

Former Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Trooper Charles Swindle will have to wait a few additional weeks before presenting evidence appealing his firing for apparently failing to issue a speeding ticket…

Contract awarded for new artificial reef

The Taylor County Commission is moving forward on its next state-funded artificial reef deployment, awarding the $63,000 project to D&L Contracting, LLC, of Suwannee. The commission approved a $60,000 grant…

FDOT announces road and lane closures for April 27 – May 3

FDOT announces road and lane closures for April 27 – May 3

The Florida Department of Transportation issued the following notice about upcoming road and lane closures in Taylor County for April 27 to May 3: State Road 51: Daytime lane closures…

No felony charges filed in crash that killed Ketring, 15

Nearly eight months after the two-vehicle crash that claimed the life of former mayor Emily Ketring’s 15-year-old daughter, Angel, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has completed its investigation and cited…

DCF officials at library two days a week

With nearly one-quarter of Taylor County residents receiving food stamp assistance, including one third of local children, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) has begun stationing personnel at…

In-town shuttle service logged more than 25,000 rides in 2012

Perry’s in-town shuttle, which is funded through Taylor County’s Transportation Disadvantaged Program, provided 25,130 rides in 2012. The Taylor County Commission will hold its annual public hearing during its regular…

City wants signs posted identifying predators

Although registered sexual predators are listed on a state-maintained database, the Perry City Council is looking to make identifying them one step easier by having signs posted in their yards.…

Snyder’s-Lance spends nearly $100,000 to tackle smell

Snyder’s-Lance has spent nearly $100,000 in the past three weeks working to resolve an issue with its pre-treatment wastewater lagoon at its Perry facility that resulted in strong odor and…