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City attorney’s abrupt resignation: ‘I don’t suffer fools well,’ Smith says

Longtime City Attorney Mike Smith abruptly resigned during the middle of the Perry City Council’s regular July 23 meeting. Smith scribbled out a one-line resignation on a sheet of notebook…

Shoppers ready for tax free days

Florida’s 2013 back-to-school sales tax holiday arrives this weekend, Aug. 2-4, and has expanded to include purchases of personal computers and accessories. With many parents heading to stores, the Taylor…

Long road to justice

Long road to justice

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Less than 48 hours after receiving a life sentence for first degree murder, Lloyd Phelps was in prison. The Florida Department of Corrections…

A mother’s sorrow

As certain as birthdays come every year, so too the call or visit from her daughter that Carol Dean Lockett would receive on her special day each year. Without fail.…

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…