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Southerland installed as state board treasurer

Southerland installed as state board treasurer

Taylor County Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland (above, far right) was installed as treasurer of the Florida State Association Supervisor of Elections (FSASE) Executive Board during the organization’s summer conference…

Store cited for violating ‘spice’ ordinance, closed for 31 days

An undercover “buy” operation by the Perry Police Department (PPD) has led to the 31-day closing of a local convenience store for violating the city’s “spice” ordinance. The Perry Code…

District to pay tab for dual enrollment courses

Thanks to an education bill passed during the waning days of the 2013 Legislative Session, school districts across the state will have to start paying tuition next year to colleges…

Montford briefs Rotarians on 2013 legislative session

Montford briefs Rotarians on 2013 legislative session

Sen. Bill Montford was in town Tuesday to speak to the Perry Rotary Club, updating about 30 members and guests on several policies which came out of this spring’s legislative…

Tip leads to arrest of man sought on cocaine charges

A tip from a confidential informant led to the apprehension of a suspect wanted in connection with an 18-month undercover operation led by the Perry Police Department (PPD) narcotics unit.…

‘Friends Helping Friends’ takes aim at downtown DREAM grant

The City of Perry’s downtown revitalization efforts remain in high gear with the initial phase of Rosehead Park nearing completion and other improvements, both public and private, underway. Now Main…

Taylor’s jobless rate falls to 7.4%

Taylor County’s unemployment rate continued its downward trajectory in April, falling to 7.4 percent, just above the state average. After staying mostly level around 9.2 percent in the last several…

School board to consider ‘options’ for Steinhatchee School tonight (June 18)

The Taylor County School Board will consider recommendation options from Superintendent Paul Dyal regarding middle school classes at Steinhatchee School during its regular meeting tonight (Tuesday, June 18). The meeting…

Broader picture of Swindle’s firing captured in hearing officer’s report

In the past decade, Charles Swindle has donned a variety of uniforms that seem to reflect a dedication to duty and service—volunteer firefighter, emergency medical responder and Florida Highway Patrol…

Riding the rails

Riding the rails

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer Prologue: A Man and His Trains Long before Historical Perry Station became a business incubator and home to several up-and-coming local establishments, before it…