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City waives $34,506 bill

City waives $34,506 bill

The Perry City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to waive a $34,506.60 bill filed against former state legislator, high school football coach, newspaper publisher and downtown property owner Ken Smith. The…

SHIP deadline is July 9

Local homeowners in need of rehabilitation assistance can now pick up applications for the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP). According to County Grants Coordinator Melody Cox, applications can be picked…

Five complete 160 hours of training

Five complete 160 hours of training

The Taylor County Commission recognized five graduating volunteer firefighters Tuesday evening who recently completed 160 hours of training over the past five months. Shown above are: Taylor County Fire-Rescue Chief…

Mistrial declared in Johnson drug case

Mistrial declared in Johnson drug case

A slip of the tongue by the state’s key witness led to a mistrial Tuesday morning in the case against alleged cocaine dealer Calvin “Dank” Johnson, 48. The witness had…

No local county offices on primary ballot

No local county offices will appear on the Aug. 26 primary ballot, with the majority of incumbents remaining unopposed at the close of the official qualifying period Friday, June 20.…

County begins downtown paving project

Parking could get a little more crowded downtown for awhile as work begins to repair and resurface the parking lot of the Taylor County Administrative Complex on Green Street. “Beginning…

B&G Club presented $12,500 donation from Georgia-Pacific

B&G Club presented $12,500 donation from Georgia-Pacific

The Foley Cellulose Plant recently donated $12,500 to the local Boys and Girls Club in Taylor County. “Georgia-Pacific and the Foley Cellulose Plant are proud to support the work and…

Beat the heat

Beat the heat

Saturday, June 21, may mark the official start of summer, but the fun is already underway at Rosehead Park’s Splash Pad. The water attraction has welcomed hundreds of children and…

City denies any role in alleged harassment

City candidate Tonya Holton—who also has an active federal lawsuit against the city—brought allegations of phone harassment to the city council last week and asked for help. After passing out…

Internal account problems at TTI?

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) confirmed Thursday it is “in the very early stages” of an investigation at Taylor Technical Institute. “No arrest(s) has been made. We are working…