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School board eyes $37.6 million budget

The Taylor County School Board will consider its $37.6 million tentative budget for the 2013-14 school year next week. The board will hold a public hearing during its regular meeting…

Crash eyewitnesses sought

The Perry Police Department is seeking eyewitnesses to a crash that occurred at the intersection of U.S. 27 and Hampton Springs Ave. (near CVS) Thursday at 9:15 a.m. There were…

County seeking bids for state-funded Red Padgett Road resurfacing project

The Taylor County Commission is advertising for bids on its latest state-funded road resurfacing project, this time for East and South Red Padgett roads. The dual projects, funded by the…

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…