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Low voter turnout for Tuesday’s election

With only two local races on Tuesday’s Primary Election ballot, voter turnout in Taylor County was significantly lower than other recent midterm elections. Countywide, voter turnout was 19.4 percent, which…

Gunter, Cook end terms with vote to repeal $14.95 maintenance fee

Gunter, Cook end terms with vote to repeal $14.95 maintenance fee

Mayor Daryll Gunter ended his four-year term on the Perry City Council addressing an issue he raised when he was first elected—the $14.95 sewer maintenance fee Pine Ridge residents currently…

Hall, Sullivan win city races

Hall, Sullivan win city races

Alan C. Hall and David S. Sullivan won their respective races for the Perry City Council District 4 and 5 seats in Tuesday’s Primary Election, according to unofficial election results.…

Should tax be extended?

While local voters faced a short ballot in Tuesday’s Primary Election, the coming General Election promises a number of key local and state issues for residents to decide, including whether…

Land donation secured

The Taylor County Commission has agreed to acquire around 248 acres located near Hampton Springs from the Suwannee River Water Management District with plans to expand recreational trails through the…

Commissioners approve DMH equipment purchase

The Taylor County Commission unanimously agreed to utilize $2 million in excess sales tax revenue to purchase equipment for Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH). The commission held a public hearing last…

County pockets $17,701 check from water district

The Suwannee River Water Management District last week presented the Taylor County Commission with a check for $17,701 as payment in lieu of taxes. The payment in lieu of taxes…

Constitutional amendment issues: Where do you stand?

In addition to the local, state and national candidates set to appear on this November’s General Election ballot, Florida voters will also have three proposed amendments to the state constitution…

Out with the old

Out with the old

Before interstates snaked their way around Florida, Taylor County’s U.S. 19 was a main throughway for travelers going north and south. Perry came to be known as the “motel capital…

Perry man faces child porn charges

A Perry man is facing more than a dozen felony counts related to child pornography and remains out on bail while his court case is pending. Ernest Franklin Jones, 39,…