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Whiddon wants new attorney

Whiddon wants new attorney

What was supposed to be a routine pre-trial hearing Monday morning took a turn when defendant Rodney Whiddon–linked to the Shelly Strickland murder investigation–asked the court for a new attorney.…

Graham to speak at VA clinic opening

U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham will be the keynote speaker at the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Perry Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) scheduled for Tuesday, Nov.…

Jury finds Wall guilty of DUI manslaughter

Jury finds Wall guilty of DUI manslaughter

Jurors took less than an hour Wednesday afternoon to return a guilty verdict in the DUI (driving under the influence) manslaughter trial of Jason Wall, 33, for the 2011 crash…

Steinhatchee business owners ask county to approve Sunday wine sales

For the second time in as many weeks, the Taylor County Commission was discussing alcohol, this time after a group of Steinhatchee business owners requested the board consider allowing wine…

Boat ramp fees top agenda Tuesday

With the Taylor County Commission set to decide next week whether to increase the permit fee to use public boat ramps, the board is also considering additional changes on the…

Lucky break

Lucky break

Taylor County Fire Rescue responders had to break the windshield of this overturned truck Tuesday morning to free the driver. “She was standing up through the driver’s side window waving…

Mud bogs keep EMS rolling

Between a home football game, fireworks, carnival, forest festival and two mud bogs—all happening within a four-day span—Taylor County’s emergency and medical responders logged a busy, long weekend. Doctors’ Memorial…

Trunk or Treat: Hold on to your pumpkins!

The second annual Main Street Perry Trunk or Treat Halloween extravaganza is shaping up to be “spooktacular.” “Last year’s event came together very quickly. We had 15 ‘trunks’ and about…

County says ‘no’ to beer at BBQ Fest

The Taylor County Commission denied a request from the Perry- Taylor County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Development Council (TDC) to allow the sale of beer at the annual Southern…

Chain reaction

Chain reaction

Despite extensive damage to both vehicles, everyone involved in this two-vehicle crash reportedly escaped with minor injuries. The Florida Highway Patrol reported Mikayla Vachel Lamb, 18, of Old Town, was…