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Frazier dismisses lawsuit

Local businessman Michael Frazier voluntarily agreed last Wednesday, Jan. 11, to dismiss a federal lawsuit he had filed against the City of Perry, four of its law enforcement officers and…

Opens Jan. 20

Opens Jan. 20

Forest Capital Humane Society is expanding its reach, adding a thrift store to its arsenal of tools for helping Taylor County cats and dogs find homes. Volunteers are hard at…

Man, 20, attacks father

A 20-year-old Perry man faces aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges after physically attacking his father, beating and biting him. An arrest warrant for Zachary Thomas “Zack” Cannon, 20,…

Local contractor gets bid for spring restoration work

The county is moving forward with efforts to restore Stephens Spring in Steinhatchee, selecting local firm DeYoung Construction Co. to complete the work. The $97,000 project is being funded through…

A sizzling September!

As one year turns to the next, it is not unusual to begin planning for the upcoming 12 months. The Taylor County Tourism Development Council (TDC) is no different and…

Two are charged with manufacturing meth

During his recent campaign for office, Sheriff Wayne Padgett promised to address the drug issues plaguing the community. With just over a week on duty, it seems he is committed…

DOT wants to give city Jefferson St.

DOT wants to give city Jefferson St.

The Perry City Council agreed to a proposal from the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) to take full ownership of a main artery that cuts through the heart of downtown…

Drug fugitive arrested Thursday

A man wanted on federal drug charges was taken into custody Thursday morning at a residence on Ezell Beach Road. Nicholas Pharr was found hiding under a vehicle, Sheriff Wayne…

Canopy project blocked at ‘ninth’ hour

It was a hot summer day in 2012 when City Manager Bob Brown joined a group of architects touring downtown Perry, looking for inspiration as the city prepared to embark…

Meet Ted Lakey

For incoming Taylor County Administrator Ted Lakey, moving here and taking over the helm of county government is “an exciting prospect.” The Taylor County Commission unanimously approved a two-year employment…