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Lincolns announce retirement from Perry Newspapers, Inc.

Don Lincoln, who for 33 years has served as publisher of the Taco Times and the Perry News-Herald, has announced his retirement effective June 15. Lincoln has a total of…

Sales tax extension must be redone

Earlier this year, the Taylor County Commission agreed to extend the current local one-cent sales tax, but now the board is tweaking the language to satisfy state officials. The current…

Navy veteran will be keynote speaker for Memorial Day ceremony May 29

Navy veteran will be keynote speaker for Memorial Day ceremony May 29

Navy veteran and Perry native Everett R. Kimble Sr. will be the keynote speaker at Monday’s annual Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park. The program will start at 10…

Cold blooded killer or coward?

Cold blooded killer or coward?

Is Billy Gear a cold-blooded killer who crushed the life out of the mother of his infant son? Or is he a coward who panicked and fed investigators lie upon…

Coastal flood watch issued

A coastal flood watch has been issued for Taylor County lasting from this morning (Wednesday, May 24) to this afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, conditions are favorable that…

Judge denies motion for new trial, witness ‘wholly incredible, unreliable’

Judge denies motion for new trial, witness ‘wholly incredible, unreliable’

Stating “no reasonable jury would believe the testimony of Mr. (Roger) Cable or consider it accurate or reliable,” Circuit Judge Greg Parker denied a motion from Jason Wall seeking a…

Third graders show improvement on state assessment test, rank near state average

Taylor County third graders showed significant improvement on their 2017 Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) reading scores compared to last year. According to figures released by the Florida Department of Education…

Ready for hurricane season?

Taylor County Emergency Management will host a free hurricane preparedness event Thursday, May 25, from 6-8 p.m. at the Steinhatchee School gymnasium. The public is invited to this free event…

Pier replacement to cost $860,000

Pier replacement to cost $860,000

It will cost more than $860,000 to reconstruct the pier at Keaton Beach’s Hodges Park, which was destroyed by Hurricane Hermine last year. The county’s portion of the final bill,…

‘Good news: all kids from Perry are fine’

‘Good news: all kids from Perry are fine’

Taylor County High School seniors saw more than skyscrapers during their first day in New York City, N.Y. The group was in Times Square Thursday when a vehicle plowed into…