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Johnson arrested for trafficking Molly, Flakka & cocaine

A career criminal– who was first arrested for shoplifting when he was 10 years old–now faces drug trafficking charges following his latest arrest Wednesday, Sept. 2. Jerry L. Johnson, 35,…

M.A. Rigoni wins forestry’s top honor

M.A. Rigoni wins forestry’s top honor

Taylor County’s M. A. Rigoni, Inc., has been named Florida Logger of the Year. Company owners Gary Brett and Rodney Schwab accepted the award at the Florida Forestry Association’s recent…

Florida Standards meets the mark in student assessment

Following the well-documented problems with the administration of the new Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) last spring, the state legislature ordered the Florida Department of Education (DOE) to conduct a validity…

VA clinic welcomes patients on Sept. 15

VA clinic welcomes patients on Sept. 15

After years of talks, negotiations and agreements between county officials and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the new Perry VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic will open doors for…

No federal dollars for Steinhatchee flooding

Local officials are expressing disappointment after the federal government announced it would not declare a state of emergency in Florida following the flooding which affected Steinhatchee and much of the…

Council will talk salaries Aug. 8

Salary compensation for the city council will return to the agenda Tuesday, Aug. 8, after being tabled last month due to one member’s absence. City Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton, who originally…

Join the fight

Join the fight

Residents are invited to support their local firefighters this Labor Day weekend during the annual MDA Boot Drive. Members from both the city and county fire departments will be out…

SR 51 open for holiday weekend

SR 51 between Steinhatchee and Tennille is once again open and is expected to remain open through the Labor Day weekend until additional work will force it closed for several…

Hooks compete in Frenzy

The Gulf Coast Hooks 8-under baseball team competed at Baseball Frenzy in Marianna on Aug. 29 and finished Gold Runner-Up. The Hooks are comprised of 5 players from Perry and…

$250 fine for trash?

The Perry City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a new ordinance which would fine property owners $250 for trash piles on unoccupied lots. The fine would apply only…