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No ruling for months?

No ruling for months?

Two days of testimony from expert witnesses argued both sides of the issue as to whether or not Death Row inmate Douglas Ray Meeks is “intellectually disabled.” A final ruling…

Man, feared armed, holds baby hostage

Sheriff’s deputies faced a tense situation Sunday evening with reports of a man–possibly armed–holding a baby hostage at his home on Bryant Russell Road. Officers were initially called to the…

Early morning chase tops 90 miles per hour

A 38-year-old Perry man led deputies on a high speed chase early Saturday morning, driving in the wrong lane at speeds reaching 90 miles per hour. Taylor County Sheriff’s Office…

United Way kicks off campaign Sept. 29

Taylor County United Way volunteers will officially kick off the 2015-16 campaign with a breakfast on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Taylor County Senior Center on Ash Street from 7:30…

PPD officer escapes injury after being struck by a vehicle

A Perry Police Department (PPD) officer escaped serious harm after a woman backed her vehicle into him Friday, striking him in the leg. Keondra Chaunte Gainous, 30, is being held…

Statewide recognition for START

Statewide recognition for START

Taylor County’s Sexual Trauma Assault Response Team (START) took on the task of becoming “trauma informed” and revised its protocol to reflect changes in how it responds to victims of…

$60 million plant will create 300 jobs here

$60 million plant will create 300 jobs here

In a surprise announcement Thursday morning, the Texas-based company, Applied Gaia Corporation, unveiled plans to construct a $60 million plant in Taylor County expected to employ 300 people with a…

Experts debate Meeks’ intelligence

Experts debate Meeks’ intelligence

Twice convicted murderer Douglas Ray Meeks kept his head down as he was escorted into the courtroom Thursday morning, rarely making eye contact with anyone—including his attorneys and the judge…

Fate of new primary school now rests with governor, legislature

The Taylor County School District’s request for state funding to construct a new Perry Primary School will be available for consideration by the governor and Florida Legislature after it and…

Student hospitalized after attack at school

  A Taylor County High School (TCHS) student is facing a felony charge of aggravated battery for her role in a fight that put another student in the hospital. Jewel…