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Study finds Taylor County is growing

Taylor County was one of the fastest growing counties in the region from 2010 to 2012, based on a population study released earlier this year by the Bureau of Economic…

Taylor County’s jobless rate continues on upward trend

Taylor County’s unemployment rate stayed mostly level in July, edging up slightly to 7.9 percent. The county’s rate was up half a percentage point from the year’s low of 7.4…

Counterfeit bills in circulation here

The Perry Police Department (PPD) reports it has received a number of complaints regarding counterfeit bills in circulation here. Officials remind local merchants to take precautions when accepting bills and…

NFCC ranked second best in the nation

On Monday, Washington Monthly ranked North Florida Community College (NFCC) second among national community colleges in its ninth annual college rankings survey. Four other Florida College System (FCS) institutions made…

City announces Labor Day schedule

The City of Perry has announced its garbage collection schedule for the Labor Day holiday: • Monday customers will receive service on Tuesday. • Tuesday customers will receive service on…

Perry man arrested on out-of-state child sex abuse charges

A 68-year-old former Beloit, Wis., man was arrested in Perry Monday on an out-of-state warrant charging him with two counts of repeated sexual assault on a child. Two local members…

Buckeye merger ‘done deal’

Georgia-Pacific LLC and Buckeye Technologies Inc. completed the previously announced acquisition of Buckeye by Georgia-Pacific on Friday. Under the merger agreement, all outstanding shares of Buckeye Technologies’ common stock were…

County receives $2.5 million in paving funds

Taylor County has received $2.5 million in additional state funds to help complete three road resurfacing projects. The county commission approved three supplemental agreements last week with the Florida Department…

FDOT to resurface, widen Johnson Stripling Road

Citing hazardous conditions and a history of fatality crashes, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has agreed to resurface and widen Johnson Stripling Road at no cost to Taylor County.…

Wiggins to head United Way campaign

Wiggins to head United Way campaign

After once again meeting its fund-raising goal last year, the Taylor County United Way Campaign is preparing to begin its 2013-14 fund-raising season, and leading the charge is Chairman Mark…