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Commission votes to continue providing transportation for adults with special needs

For the past several years, the Taylor County Commission has provided shuttle rides to students in the Taylor County School District’s Special Needs Adult Program (SNAP) through its transportation disadvantaged…

Judge asks for help on district maps

In the wake of the Florida Legislature’s inability to agree on a new congressional district map for the state, Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis has asked the Florida Supreme…

A new club on the way…

A new club on the way…

What a difference a week makes. This was the scene last Wednesday as construction began on the new Boys & Girls Club. Today, the walls are up and windows installed.…

City firefighter injured in accidental shooting

City firefighter injured in accidental shooting

  A City of Perry firefighter was critically injured during an accidental shooting Tuesday afternoon and remains hospitalized at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (TMH). Josh Sheffield was at home with his…

Emergency contract issued

Emergency contract issued

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has issued an emergency contract to fill in the sinkhole which has closed SR 51 between Steinhatchee and Tennille. Work began Wednesday to pump…

Brown calls out Hampton on treatment of city employees

Apparent frustration on both sides led to a terse exchange between City Manager Bob Brown and Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton at Tuesday’s regular council meeting. It began with Hampton stating that…

DMH wraps up fiscal year with $855,000 loss

As expected, Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH) finished its latest fiscal year in the red, reporting an $855,000 loss for the 12 months ending May 31. DMH CFO Doug Faircloth presented…

Cruce death will go before a grand jury

The State Attorney’s Office will present the facts related to the Aug. 7 death of a 22-year-old Madison man to a grand jury, which will then decide if charges are…

Sheffield earns Main Street’s highest honor

Four more Secretary of State Florida Main Street awards were added to the Main Street Perry collection after the conclusion of last week’s annual Florida Main Street Conference held in…

County votes to refinance $11.2 million balance of hospital construction debt

The Taylor County Commission unanimously agreed Monday to refinance the remaining $11.2 million in debt the county owes from constructing and equipping Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH). The hospital bonds are…