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Council breaks ground on ‘cornerstone’ of revitalization plan for downtown Perry

Council breaks ground on ‘cornerstone’ of revitalization plan for downtown Perry

A parade of supporters joined the Perry City Council Wednesday, May 18, in breaking ground for the “cornerstone” of the revitalization plan for downtown Perry, Rosehead Park lake. “Today we…

County talks boat ramps Tuesday

Facing what could be an even busier summer boating season than usual, the Taylor County Commission will hold a workshop next week to discuss ways to improve its boat ramp…

Teen catches record flathead

Charles Patchen, 13, from Alabama caught a 63.8-pound flathead catfish on the Chattahoochee River in Jackson County at 2:30 p.m. on May 15. He beat the previous certified state record…

4 from Taylor earn pharmacy PhDs

4 from Taylor earn pharmacy PhDs

By SUSAN H. LINCOLN / Managing Editor It was a proud day for Taylor County when four students–all Taylor County High School (TCHS) graduates–earned Doctorates in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Florida…

Retired deputy, wife pinned in truck, both airlifted to hospital

Retired Taylor County Sheriff’s Office sergeant Elco James, 78, and his wife, Juanita, 63, were both airlifted from the scene of a violent one-vehicle crash Saturday evening, May 14. A…

Rowell charged with felony criminal mischief

Former county commissioner Walter Rowell, 65, was arrested Thursday and faces a felony charge of criminal mischief for allegedly vandalizing barricades placed at the newly constructed bridge on Highway 221…

Aucilla discovery ‘rewriting history’

Aucilla discovery ‘rewriting history’

A sinkhole in the Aucilla River near Nutall Rise is rewriting the history books after archeologists found human tools dating to 14,550 years ago, making the site home to the…

Orange & blue walk of fame

Orange & blue walk of fame

Beginning a new tradition, Perry Primary School hosted the 2016 Graduating Class of Taylor County High School, greeting seniors Friday afternoon with cheering, music, balloons and personalized posters for each.…

SRWMD awards $97,000 grant for Stephens Spring restoration

The Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) governing board has awarded Taylor County a $97,000 grant to help fund the restoration of Stephens Spring in Steinhatchee. The project was one…

Motorcyclist crashes on Deadman’s Curve

A 47-year-old Perry man escaped serous injury after being ejected from his motorcycle during a crash Thursday night on Beach Road. Donnie Rhodes was transported to Doctors’ Memorial Hospital with…