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Beshears applauds court’s decision invalidating net ban

Taylor County’s state representative, Halsey Beshears, is heralding a Tuesday circuit court decision invalidating the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) net ban regulations and is calling on state…

Schools ‘responsive’ to bullying reports

With school bullying continuing to make news across the nation, School Superintendent Paul Dyal said local schools are “doing a very good job” investigating reports of bullying brought to their…

PPD awarded for ‘spice’ enforcement

The Perry Police Department (PPD) was in the minority when it first stepped up its enforcement efforts in 2011-12 regarding synthetic cannabis, more commonly known as “spice.” “We recognized this…

New park honors Perry’s ‘angels’

New park honors Perry’s ‘angels’

In the past year, the Perry community has lost three young lives that were just beginning to bloom: Caleb Sullivan, 16; Angel Olivia Ketring, 15; and Jakourtney “Tasha” Davis, 19.…

‘Good deed’ leaves Perry man in serious condition

‘Good deed’ leaves Perry man in serious condition

A Perry man sustained serious injuries—including two broken arms—after falling headfirst into a dumpster at the Harrison Blue Roll-Off site Friday. The man, whose identity has not been released, was…

Investigation remains on-going in October 2012 hit-and-run death

The one-year anniversary has passed and the investigation is still ongoing in the Oct. 5, 2012, hit-and-run death of Hugh Poppell, 41. The Perry Police Department has had a person…

County secures $103,000 for airport updates

Taylor County has received $103,000 from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to update Perry-Foley Airport’s master plan and provide engineering services for a future aircraft storage building at the…

Suspension or tobacco ed class?

Following a request from local Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) members, the Taylor County School Board is considering changing its district tobacco policy to give students who are caught with…

Forestry has $14 billion impact on state

As Taylor County’s annual salute for forestry swings into high gear this week, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest…

Gov’t up-and-running; Taylor’s reps weigh-in

The U.S. House and Senate both approved a last-minute agreement Wednesday evening to end the 16-day government shutdown and raise the federal debt limit before Thursday’s deadline, which will buy…