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School board holds special meeting June 28

During a special noon meeting Friday, June 28, the Taylor County School Board will vote on whether or not to close the middle school at Steinhatchee. Superintendent of Schools Paul…

Beshears: ‘three issues overshadowed’ freshman legislative experience

Beshears: ‘three issues overshadowed’ freshman legislative experience

Fresh from his first session as a member of the Florida Legislature, Rep. Halsey Beshears spoke to the Perry Rotary Club Tuesday to discuss a number of the larger issues…

Partners for progress at Steinhatchee boat ramp

Partners for progress at Steinhatchee boat ramp

The Taylor County Commission joined together with members of the Steinhatchee community for a “grand re-opening” ceremony at the Steinhatchee public boat ramp Monday morning to celebrate the completion of…

Sports Complex bids far exceed budget

The Taylor County Commission received two bids for Phase III of the Taylor County Sports Complex, but both bids were well over the available budget. The two bids, which were…

Fate of Steinhatchee’s middle school decided Friday, June 28

Steinhatchee’s six, seventh and eighth graders face the possibility of a 10-to-11-hour-day in the coming school year if the Taylor County School Board opts to close the community’s middle school…

Millinor on long road to recovery after battling flesh eating bacteria

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Aimee Millinor thought she had the flu when her fever started spiking at 103-104 degrees. She nursed herself for a few days and…

Riding the rails, Part II

Riding the rails, Part II

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer Interlude Last week we began a ride through Perry’s railroad history with former resident Russell Tedder as our conductor, who, after a five-decade career…

Extended day for students?

Taylor County students could find their school days lasting a bit longer next year, under a proposal to add 25 minutes of instruction to the daily schedule. Superintendent Paul Dyal…

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…