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Dream big

Dream big

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer A splash pad where youngsters of all ages could escape for summer fun. A three-story grand pavilion that welcomed visitors to Perry’s historic…

Curtis hired as new city attorney

Less than a month after the abrupt resignation of City Attorney Mike Smith, the Perry City Council hired his replacement Tuesday night from a field of four applicants. Taylor County…

Steinhatchee school gets new name, principal

Julie Philmon Hurst is the new principal of Steinhatchee Elementary School, completing a summer of transition in which the Taylor County School District hired three new principals. The Taylor County…

City to dissolve Code Enforcement Board?

City to dissolve Code Enforcement Board?

The Perry City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to move forward with dissolving its Code Enforcement Board and appointing a special magistrate to assume the board’s duties, which include ruling on…

Methodists open hearts, & checkbooks, to support children’s home ministry

Methodists open hearts, & checkbooks, to support children’s home ministry

Since 1908, the First United Methodist Children’s Home in Enterprise has been helping abused and neglected children in Florida and, now after 105 years, it is expanding to a second…

Four killed in Sunday crash

Steinhatchee loved ones are mourning the loss of two fathers and their children who were killed in an early morning crash Sunday in Dixie County. Ray “Bucky” Enfinger, 51, his…

Early morning house fire

Early morning house fire

An early morning fire Monday, Aug. 12, destroyed a home on Dice Road. Taylor County Fire-Rescue (TCFR) officials said the family was not home when the fire started and the…

What does future hold for U.S. 19 corridor?

A committee established by the Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce to examine ways to help businesses owners revitalize Perry’s U.S. 19 corridor will hold a meeting Thursday, Aug. 15, to…

Murder suspect remains at large

It’s been a month since former Taylor County resident Samuel Lee Hamilton Jr. was fatally shot in Gainesville and the United States Marshal’s Service and Gainesville Police Department (GPD) are…

Festival award is ‘SUNsational’

Festival award is ‘SUNsational’

The Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce received first place in the 2013 SUNsational Awards program hosted by the Florida Festivals & Events Association. Director Dawn Taylor was presented the award…