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Suspect arrested after chase, seven mile track

A 25-year-old Perry man led deputies on a high-speed chase Sunday night through a residential area–plowing over two fences in the process–before abandoning his vehicle and fleeing on foot. Florida…

Davis crowned 2015 Miss Florida Forest Festival

Davis crowned 2015 Miss Florida Forest Festival

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Dressed in jewel-toned evening gowns of their choice, nine contestants glided across the stage enchanting the crowd gathered at Forest Capital Hall with…

12-year-old battling brain cancer; fund established to help family

The local Boys & Girls Club has established an account to benefit a member who is battling brain cancer. When Nicole Myer, 12, began experiencing severe headaches and dizzy spells,…

Driver, 48, seriously injured in head-on crash with school bus

Driver, 48, seriously injured in head-on crash with school bus

A Perry man sustained serious injuries after crashing head-on with a Taylor County school bus Friday afternoon, Oct. 2, on East Red Padgett Road. Only three students were on the…

Should FSA test results determine school grades?

The Florida Department of Education (DOE) has released preliminary scores from last spring’s Florida State Assessment (FSA), prompting renewed calls against using the results to determine schools’ grades this year.…

3-year-old bitten by pygmy rattlesnake

3-year-old bitten by pygmy rattlesnake

Pushing his toy car across the floor on an imaginary track, Channon Neal is all smiles and constant motion. Watching the three-year-old play, it’s hard to believe that less than…

Taylor’s United Way ‘has a story to tell’

Taylor’s United Way ‘has a story to tell’

The Taylor County United Way officially kicked off its 2015-16 campaign this week, announcing both a $225,000 fund-raising goal and a new service program designed to help local second graders…

Hold on to your pinecones!

Hold on to your pinecones: October is here and that means one thing in Perry/Taylor County…it’s Florida Forest Festival time. This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the signature…

New alert could save firefighter lives

New alert could save firefighter lives

The City of Perry Fire Department has launched an inspection campaign of area buildings and is placing safety alerts that may save lives should disaster strike on qualifying buildings. The…

A purr-fect donation

A purr-fect donation

After learning of the need for additional space so a place could be made to house cats away from dogs at the Taylor County Animal Shelter, the Ragans family of…