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Gunter appointed to NFCC trustee board

Gov. Rick Scott has announced four appointments to the North Florida Community College (NFCC) District Board of Trustees, including Dawn Gunter of Perry. Gunter, 30, is an operations and management…

Expenses’ uptick, drop in revenues put a $700,000 strain on budget

The Taylor County Commission is set to begin the 2013-14 budget workshops with a projected $700,000 deficit due to a slight drop in revenues and a large uptick in expenses,…

FHP charges man with DUI

A Perry man was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and failing to stop at a stop sign after crashing his vehicle on Golf Course Road early Saturday morning,…

Traffic stop leads to cocaine arrest

A traffic infraction led to the seizure of more than 60 grams of cocaine and the arrest of a Perry man on drug trafficking charges. Jonathan D. McKnight, 41, was…

Riding the rails, Part IV

Riding the rails, Part IV

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer Interlude III Former Perry resident Russell Tedder has been serving as conductor on a ride through Perry’s railroad history and this week we turn…

Doctors grappling with next move for toddler stricken with brain tumor

Doctors grappling with next move for toddler stricken with brain tumor

The heart-wrenching roller coaster ride of emotions continues for the family of Carl “Little CJ” Melton III, the 14-month-old Perry boy recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. On Tuesday,…

Be safe and enjoy our beaches

By DAWN GUNTER / Florida Department of Health in Taylor County Scallop season is now upon us and along with it summer vacation and the Fourth of July weekend. We…

Chamber awarded Visit Florida grant for local promotions

VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s official source for travel planning, has awarded an advertising matching grant to the Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which began July…

Steinhatchee middle school students face long bus rides to Perry for class

The Taylor County School Board has approved a recommendation from Superintendent Paul Dyal to re-classify Steinhatchee School as a K-5 (kindergarten through fifth grade) facility. The change cuts the school’s…

Steep retirement mandates weigh heavily on city, county budgets

Of all the bills passed this spring by the Florida Legislature, the one expected to have the biggest financial impact on local governments in Taylor County is SB 1810, which…