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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…

Harvey, Kirk crowned little king, queen

Harvey, Kirk crowned little king, queen

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Whenever Hudson Harvey needs advice on how to handle his duties as the newly-crowned Florida Forest Festival Little King, he won’t have to…

Inmate pleads guilty to assault on officer

Inmate pleads guilty to assault on officer

A former Taylor Correctional Institution (TCI) inmate who attacked two officers here in September 2011 pled guilty to four felony charges last week, receiving five years to run concurrent to…

‘Fan favorites’ return for Forest Festival

‘Fan favorites’ return for Forest Festival

With Florida celebrating the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Ponce De Leon in its Viva Florida 500 efforts, the 58th annual Florida Forest Festival is honoring the state’s timber…

Boy, 12, hurt after falling off truck’s back bumper

A 12-year-old Perry boy is recovering from head injuries he received after falling off the back bumper of a truck Tuesday evening, Oct. 8, near the intersection of Barney Lane…

Showing support for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Showing support for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Purple (magnetic) ribbons have been placed on Perry Police Department patrol cars in recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Above, Capt. Jamie Cruse (who made sure to wear…