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County, DMH to discuss new lease agreement

With the lease agreement between the county and Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH) set to expire in November, the Taylor County Commission and the DMH Board of Directors began discussing a…

County to finalize budget Sept. 23

The Taylor County Commission held the second of its two hearings on its 2013-14 budget Monday evening, approving several items but continuing its decision on the budget and property tax…

Death threats at City Hall

Death threats at City Hall

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Following a public debate that resonated in uncivil terms–with audience members booing speakers and lobbing allegations against a seated council member–City Manager Bob…

Permit calls for Buckeye upgrades

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has issued a notice of a draft permit that includes numerous improvements at Buckeye including a 15-mile pipeline to discharge the mill’s effluent…

Saturday afternoon crash

Saturday afternoon crash

The driver of this overturned SUV was cited for failing to yield the right-of-way to an oncoming vehicle Saturday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19 and Ash Street.…

Search for first-degree murder suspect spanned three states

Two months after the shooting death of former Taylor County resident Samuel Lee Hamilton Jr. in Gainesville, the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) apprehended suspect Larry Whitehead…

Council votes to close portion of Washington St.

Council votes to close portion of Washington St.

Weighing letters of support from community leaders and technical input from engineers against petitions and citizen protests, the Perry City Council voted 3-2 to close a portion of Washington Street…

Suspect identified in Goodman’s burglary

Suspect identified in Goodman’s burglary

The Perry Police Department (PPD) has identified a suspect in the overnight break-in and burglary at Goodman’s Barbecue which occurred during the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 11. According…

New charge prompts new sign

Local business owner Michael Frazier, who has been vocal in his criticism of City Hall and City Manager Bob Brown, has added two more names to the gallery of signs…

Suspect caught on tape at Goodman’s Barbecue

When midnight struck Wednesday, Sept. 11, so did an unknown suspect who pried open a back door and burglarized Goodman’s BBQ restaurant. The Perry Police Department (PPD) is investigating the…