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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…

Trial dates pending for Frazier, six others

The Taylor County criminal court docket has three open murder cases on its calendar, with the suspects set for pre-trial dates in November. Raymond Lee, accused of murdering Derek Lamont…

Head-on collision

Head-on collision

The driver of this 1994 Ford was airlifted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon after crashing her vehicle head-on with another truck. The wreck happened around 3:53 p.m. near the…

Commission, city council support draft permit for Buckeye pipeline

The Taylor County Commission and Perry City Council have agreed to submit letters of support to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) for a draft permit that includes numerous…

Questions outnumber answers as district readies for Common Core

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer Although the 2013-14 school year is not yet half complete, questions and concerns are continuing to grow over next school year, when Florida schools…

Log truck driver escapes serious injuries in morning crash Tuesday

A Taylor County truck driver narrowly escaped serious injuries after crashing his loaded log truck on U.S. Highway 19 early Tuesday morning, Oct. 15. Joe Harris, 43, was out of…