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BREAKING: Phelps found guilty of first-degree murder

BREAKING: Phelps found guilty of first-degree murder

Jurors took less than an hour Tuesday evening, July 23, to return a guilty verdict in the murder trial of Lloyd Phelps, 59. Phelps was found guilty of first-degree murder…

Phelps’ fate in hands of the jury

Phelps’ fate in hands of the jury

Testimony in the murder trial of Lloyd Phelps, 59, peeled back the curtain on a story of crippling addictions, alleged jealousies and uncontrolled rage. The all-white, five-man, one-woman jury began…

Rivers over their banks as rains continue

Rivers over their banks as rains continue

Local rivers are rising again after another rainfilled weekend, causing flooding in some areas along the Steinhatchee and Econfina rivers. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued flood warnings for…

Former Perry man killed in Gainesville

The United States Marshal’s Service and the Gainesville Police Department (GPD) are still searching for the suspect in the July 15 shooting death of former Perry resident Samuel Lee Hamilton…

Crash knocks out power for 70 customers

An 18-year-old Perry man allegedly left the scene of a one-vehicle crash Monday afternoon on Ash Street which damaged a power pole, cutting off electricity for around 70 Duke Energy…

Three SHIP projects awared to local contractor

The Taylor County Commission awarded three State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) rehabilitation projects to local contractor Weiss Construction Co. Weiss was the low bidder for all three projects, which are…

Weather Alert: NWS issues flood warning for Steinhatchee River (UPDATED)

UPDATE (7/22/13, 1:20 p.m.): The National Weather Service has extended the flood warning for the Steinhatchee River until this evening. According to the warning, at 12:36 p.m., minor flooding was…

Weather Alert: NWS issues flood warning for Econfina River

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood warning for the Econfina River near Perry. As of 8 a.m. Monday, the river was at its flood stage of 11…

Jury selection begins in Phelps murder trial

Jury selection begins in Phelps murder trial

Jury selection began Thursday morning, July 18, for the trial of Lloyd Phelps, the Perry man charged with first-degree murder in the death of Patricia “Niece” Knight. Phelps, 60, was…

Radio station goes silent

Perry’s WNFK 92.1 FM radio station has suspended operations until sometime this fall, according to a company press release. Owner Nick Bolton said the suspension also includes Lake City radio…