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Travel expo spotlights ‘our good nature’

Travel expo spotlights ‘our good nature’

What does Taylor County have in common with Lake George, N.Y., Las Vegas, Nev., Maui, Hawaii, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the British Virgin Islands and Antarctica, along with Ecuador, Mexico,…

Three new bridges in Taylor’s future?

Although work is not expected to begin for a few more years, the Taylor County Commission took a necessary step recently on three state-funded bridge replacements in the county. Last…

Ex-boyfriend charged with capital murder

Ex-boyfriend charged with capital murder

A custody struggle over a two-month-old baby turned deadly Wednesday, leaving a 36-year-old Perry man, Billy Gear, facing a capital murder charge for the death of a 23-year-old mother. The…

911 caller witnessed suspect dragging victim into the woods

While the State Attorney’s pre-trial detention complaint outlines the series of events that led to the death of Melissa Darnell in broad strokes, the probable cause affidavit filed by the…

2-month-old baby at center of conflict

2-month-old baby at center of conflict

Hands locked behind his back, accused murderer Billy Gear kept his head down and his expression blank during a first appearance hearing before Judge Bill Blue Thursday morning. The 36-year-old…

State Attorney makes case for expanded office space

State Attorney makes case for expanded office space

Just weeks after the Taylor County Commission agreed to hire a consultant to look at the existing courthouse space needs to help determine the best long term options for expansion…

PPD has two sexual assault kits awaiting FDLE analysis

The Perry Police Department (PPD) has a total of 10 sexual assault kits that have not been submitted to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for processing; however, of…

BioNitrogen fights with bank over $650,000

BioNitrogen Holdings Corp., which is in the middle of bankruptcy proceedings, has filed a complaint against Community & Southern Bank over $650,000 it says it paid down on a $5…

Bentley Layne Welch is New Year’s baby

Bentley Layne Welch is New Year’s baby

Lukas Welch and Amber Ernst decided to have a little fun with their families at the baby gender reveal party held in their honor. “It was all set up with…

Graduation rates hit 5-year high

With graduation rates for the Class of 2015 in Florida achieving a 12-year high, Taylor County had the highest graduation rate in at least the last five years but still…