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‘Person of interest’ remains at large

The Perry Police Department (PPD) is continuing to seek information about a “person of interest” in a series of recent suspicious activities. “We have received information that Scott Blackford, 20,…

Local data aids NWS with flood warnings

After another mostly dry week, Taylor County’s rivers are back in their banks and returning to normal, but Taylor County Emergency Management officials are using the data they collected during…

Clerk cautions residents on possible scam

Clerk of Courts Annie Mae Murphy warns residents to be on the alert about a solicitation they may receive through the mail that, while not illegal, “is definitely misleading.” She…

Commission ready to give final approval on $41.3 million budget

The Taylor County Commission held the first of two public hearings on its 2013-14 budget Tuesday, approving its tentative budget and property tax millage rates. There was no one from…

SRWMD adopts $29.2 million budget

The Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board has adopted its tentative 2013-14 budget totaling $29.2 million while keeping its property tax millage rates level. The tentative budget will enable…

2 arrested for crystal meth

An ongoing investigation by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) Drug Task Force has led to the arrest of a local couple for possession of crystal methamphetamine. Daniel Strickland, 27,…

Tensions rise on city issues

Tensions rise on city issues

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Tensions are likely to be running high on both sides of the podium Thursday night when the Perry City Council meets to consider…

PPD seeks ‘person of interest’ in series of suspicious incidents

The Perry Police Department (PPD) is seeking information regarding a person of interest possibly tied to a series of suspicious incidents here. Capt. Jamie Cruse reports that the mother of…

Anglers will reap benefits of joint reef project

Anglers will reap benefits of joint reef project

The Taylor County Reef Research Team completed its latest artificial reef deployment Monday thanks to donations from state and local agencies, along with the cooperation of volunteers and several residents.…

Congressional reps take opposing stand on action in Syria

With the U.S. Congress set to vote on approving military action in Syria next week in response to allegations that the country’s regime used chemical weapons in its two-year civil…