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County seeks grant to purchase defibrillators for Fire-Rescue trucks

With Taylor County Fire-Rescue responding to 404 medical calls over the past three years, the Taylor County Commission is seeking state funds to purchase automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) for 11…

District seeks funding to build new primary school

Local students have been attending Perry Primary School (PPS) since the 1970s, but its service could come to an end within the next several years as the Taylor County School…

Gov. Scott presents AMTEC ‘Newcomer Award’

Gov. Scott presents AMTEC ‘Newcomer Award’

AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems, Inc., which relocated its manufacturing facility to Taylor County in 2013, received the Newcomer Award from Florida Gov. Rick Scott at the 2013 Governor’s Innovators in Business…

Woodell celebrates 90 years

Woodell celebrates 90 years

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer The 12 new teachers waited with bated breath for the district’s newest assistant principal to be introduced. “We knew he was single…when we…

Marine awarded Congressional Gold Medal for WWII service

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer It was truly a family affair when Marine veteran and Perry native William C. Scott was presented the Congressional Gold Medal for his…

Jury selection begins Jan. 27 for first degree murder trial

Jury selection will begin Monday, Jan. 27, for the trial of accused killer Raymond Mark Lee, 53, formerly of Jacksonville. The construction worker, who was in Taylor County for the…

18-year-old killed in construction accident Jan. 16

Only 18 years old, David Andrew “Drew” Kimberl had a wealth of unique world experiences under his belt. His love of kart racing—and talent behind the wheel—not only earned him…

Suspect captured after 19-hour swamp chase

Suspect captured after 19-hour swamp chase

Officers with the Taylor Correctional Institution K-9 squad were called to aid Madison County law enforcement in a nearly 19- hour chase that included tracks through swampy areas waist deep…

School board will ask voters to renew ‘critical needs’ property tax

The Taylor County School Board unanimously voted Tuesday to ask voters to renew a 0.25 mill critical needs property tax for an additional four years to help cover increased technology…

$50,000 donation

$50,000 donation

Team leaders from Georgia-Pacific’s Buckeye facility presented a $50,000 donation to Taylor County’s United Way campaign Friday, Jan. 17. The contribution helped add two more “levels” to the campaign’s fund-raising…