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City rejects tax increase

The Perry City Council rejected a recommendation to make an incremental increase in its millage rate, from 5.7474 to 5.8458. The increase would have generated an additional $29,000 in revenue.…

Apply here for firearm carry permit

Taylor County residents can now apply for their statewide concealed weapons license locally at the office of Tax Collector Mark Wiggins. After starting with a three-county pilot program, Florida Commissioner…

Mathis brings 25 years of civic leadership to school board bid

Mathis brings 25 years of civic leadership to school board bid

Backed by 25 years of civic leadership and experience, Jeannie Mathis is making a run for Taylor County School Board’s Dist. 3 seat. “Becoming a school board member is something…

Pickford says he is ‘the right voice’ for Perry City Council’s District 2

Pickford says he is ‘the right voice’ for Perry City Council’s District 2

Donnie L. Pickford, who says, as a proven leader, he is “the right voice at just the right time,” has announced his candidacy for the Perry City Council, Dist. 2,…

Fire training facility will benefit county, city and GP departments

Fire training facility will benefit county, city and GP departments

Local firefighters will soon have a live-fire training facility after the county received a $36,000 donation from the Georgia-Pacific Foundation and the Foley Cellulose Mill. Public Relations Manager Scott Mixon…

Back-to-school tax holiday will run 3 days

The 2016-17 school year begins in less than two weeks, but those parents and students wishing to take advantage of Florida’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday will have to wait…

Teen ejected in roll-over

Cassidy Brooke Crews, 18, faces a long recovery after being ejected during a one-vehicle roll-over on Cabbage Grove Road late Saturday night, July 23. She is reported to have sustained…

Man beaten in home invasion

A Perry man sustained minor injuries after being attacked and robbed in his home off Warner Avenue Sunday morning, July 24. John C.F. White Jr., 22, has been charged with…

House fire

House fire

Units from Taylor County Fire-Rescue and the City of Perry Fire Department, along with Emergency Medical Services (EMS), responded to a house fire Monday afternoon on the west end of…

Commissioners whittle away at $500,000 deficit

The Taylor County Commission will hold its third scheduled budget workshop today (Wednesday) as the board continues work on reducing a nearly $500,000 deficit in the proposed budget for next…