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‘Moody bridge’ request sent to state

Sixty-two years after Shady Grove native PFC Joey Moody was killed in action in Korea, the Taylor County Commission unanimously agreed to request the state name the yet-to-be constructed new…

TCHS grade tumbles to a ‘C’

Just two days before students and faculty at Taylor County High School (TCHS) left for their holiday break, officials learned the school had earned a “C” for the 2013-14 school…

City inks land deal

City inks land deal

During a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Perry City Council agreed to buy several downtown land parcels for some $45,000 to $47,000, cementing its ownership of all property needed to…

Holiday DUI enforcement wave now underway

‘Tis the season to celebrate but the Perry Police Department (PPD) reminds residents to always make sure to have a designated driver and to be vigilant in watching for impaired…

Taylor natives named to top state jobs

With Gov. Rick Scott shuffling his team in preparation for the start of his second term in office next month, two Taylor County natives had their names called this week…

Mandalay boat ramp closes Jan. 5

Mandalay boat ramp closes Jan. 5

Aucilla River’s Williams Fish Camp Landing boat ramp, more commonly referred to as the Mandalay boat ramp, is expected to be closed for nearly two months while crews work on…

3 charged in theft ring

Three young men, including a 14-year-old teenager, were arrested on numerous felony charges stemming from their involvement in a rash of vehicle burglaries within the city limits. Information from a…

Man ‘serious’ after crash

A Perry man was airlifted to an area hospital Friday after sustaining serious injuries in a one-vehicle crash. Stanely Wayne McElveen, 38, was driving a 2005 GMC truck when he…

A ‘porkalicious’ good time!

A ‘porkalicious’ good time!

After receiving several hours of unordered rain last year, the seventh annual Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival enjoyed two days of sunshine this past weekend as more than 30…

Clinic delays keep veterans on the road

With local veterans forced to make trips to other cities to visit a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic, Taylor County’s efforts to establish a new VA clinic in…