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Chain reaction

Chain reaction

Despite extensive damage to both vehicles, everyone involved in this two-vehicle crash reportedly escaped with minor injuries. The Florida Highway Patrol reported Mikayla Vachel Lamb, 18, of Old Town, was…

Forest Festival turns 60 in style

Forest Festival turns 60 in style

Taking a trip “Back to Our Roots,” the 60th annual Florida Forest Festival was a mixture of old favorites and new traditions. The month-long celebration of the forestry industry culminated…

Fire claims beach house

Fire claims beach house

Fire claimed a one-story beach house on stilts at Keaton Beach just before midnight Sunday, Oct. 18. No one was home (the owners live in Jacksonville) and the structure was…

$650,000 returned to city coffers

A portion of the $5 million collateral guarantee the City of Perry provided to BioNitrogen, the company working to construct a $300 million urea fertilizer plant in Taylor County, has…

Final hurdle for downtown lake?

The City of Perry has cleared what it hopes will be the last hurdle in pursuit of a permit for the construction of a lake for Rosehead Park. Surveyors recently…

Hooks win at October Howl in Bainbridge

Hooks win at October Howl in Bainbridge

The Gulf Coast Hooks 8U traveling baseball team from Perry and Madison, competed in the U.S.A.T.T. October Howl in Bainbridge, Ga., last weekend and won the championship in dominating fashion.…

Beshears, Montford here Oct. 29 for annual legislative delegation meeting

With the 2016 legislative session convening earlier than usual, Taylor County’s representatives are scheduling their legislative delegation meeting earlier as well. State Representative Halsey Beshears and Senator Bill Montford will…

Canopies coming downtown

The City of Perry has been awarded a $700,000 Community Development Block Grant for a canopy project that will impact the downtown expanse on Jefferson Street. The Perry City Council…

Perry man gets three-year prison sentence

A Perry man who pulled a gun on his ex-girlfriend was sentenced to three years in prison Monday by a Citrus County judge after pleading no contest to a charge…

Close call for two sisters

Close call for two sisters

Two sisters from Orlando escaped with only minor injuries after the car they were traveling in rolled and “pancaked” in the median of US. Highway 19 North Friday afternoon, Oct.…