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Man flees police

A routine traffic stop led to a car chase that ultimately ended with two arrests Wednesday afternoon. Perry Police Department (PPD) Ptl. Jamin Cephus had stopped a vehicle driven by…

Carnival!

Carnival!

Wednesday evening brought the opening of the annual Florida Forest Festival Carnival. Children of all ages, from toddlers to teens, enjoyed the rides, games and fair foods. The carnival will…

‘A quarter a day’ to feed those in need

‘A quarter a day’ to feed those in need

Spearheaded by student council members, Taylor County Middle School recently completed its 2014 United Way campaign, raising $540 through a “quarter a day” fund-raiser. “Along with the help of Second…

Ebola: DMH ‘well-prepared’

With the potential threat of ebola continuing to lead headlines across the country, Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH) is “very well prepared” for the situation, according to hospital officials. Representatives from…

Proposed new primary school not included in DOE budget

While Florida Department of Education’s (DOE) Special Facilities Construction Committee recommended the Taylor County School District’s proposal for a new Perry Primary School be included in the agency’s 2014-15 budget,…

Williston Timber named ‘Logger of the Year’

Representatives from Williston Timber Company, Inc., will be featured in Saturday’s Florida Forest Festival King Tree Parade. The Florida Forestry Association recently named the business this year’s “Logger of the…

2 seriously injured in crash on C.R. 30

Two young men were airlifted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Monday night after both sustained serious injuries in a one-vehicle crash on C.R. 30. Neither man was wearing a seatbelt, the…

Davis takes the helm at Foley mill

Lee Davis assumed his responsibilities as vice president and general manager of the Foley Cellulose Mill Sept. 23, replacing former site manager Howard Drew. Since taking office, Davis said he…

‘A true American hero remembered’

‘A true American hero remembered’

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer More than 80 people gathered Monday afternoon to witness the dedication of a new bridge over the Aucilla River on U.S. 98 in honor…

Local officials seek legislators’ help with Florida Retirement System and Medicaid

Local officials seek legislators’ help with Florida Retirement System and Medicaid

Taylor County’s legislative delegation listened to a number of concerns from local officials for nearly an hour during a public meeting held in Perry Monday. Sen. Bill Montford and Rep.…