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RESTORE committee seeks ideas at public meetings

The Taylor County RESTORE Act Committee has scheduled a series of public meetings over the next week to meet with people concerning potential projects and questions about the process of…

Phelps guilty of murder

Phelps guilty of murder

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Compelling eyewitness testimony proved to be strong evidence in the murder trial of Lloyd Phelps, which came to a close Tuesday evening, July…

County to hold the line on taxes?

While the Taylor County Commission is continuing to try to find ways to plug a $700,000 budget deficit for next year, the board is set to approve its proposed property…

School board eyes $37.6 million budget

The Taylor County School Board will consider its $37.6 million tentative budget for the 2013-14 school year next week. The board will hold a public hearing during its regular meeting…

Crash eyewitnesses sought

The Perry Police Department is seeking eyewitnesses to a crash that occurred at the intersection of U.S. 27 and Hampton Springs Ave. (near CVS) Thursday at 9:15 a.m. There were…

County seeking bids for state-funded Red Padgett Road resurfacing project

The Taylor County Commission is advertising for bids on its latest state-funded road resurfacing project, this time for East and South Red Padgett roads. The dual projects, funded by the…

BREAKING: Phelps found guilty of first-degree murder

BREAKING: Phelps found guilty of first-degree murder

Jurors took less than an hour Tuesday evening, July 23, to return a guilty verdict in the murder trial of Lloyd Phelps, 59. Phelps was found guilty of first-degree murder…

Phelps’ fate in hands of the jury

Phelps’ fate in hands of the jury

Testimony in the murder trial of Lloyd Phelps, 59, peeled back the curtain on a story of crippling addictions, alleged jealousies and uncontrolled rage. The all-white, five-man, one-woman jury began…

Rivers over their banks as rains continue

Rivers over their banks as rains continue

Local rivers are rising again after another rainfilled weekend, causing flooding in some areas along the Steinhatchee and Econfina rivers. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued flood warnings for…

Former Perry man killed in Gainesville

The United States Marshal’s Service and the Gainesville Police Department (GPD) are still searching for the suspect in the July 15 shooting death of former Perry resident Samuel Lee Hamilton…