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20 apply for funds to help elevate homes

Taylor County is seeking a state mitigation grant to help up to seven local homeowners elevate their flood-prone homes to prevent future damages. According to Taylor County Emergency Management Director…

County will begin locking roll-off site gates at night

The Taylor County Commission agreed this week to close the walk-through gates at county roll-off sites whenever the facilities are unattended. At their meeting Tuesday, board members unanimously approved a…

School district shake-up?

Superintendent of Schools Danny Glover Jr. has proposed a massive shake-up for the district’s administration, recommending two new principals for the 2017-18 school year and changes affecting nearly every school…

Jacksonville man, 27, dies in Easter morning rollover

An Easter morning crash claimed the life of a 27-year-old Jacksonville man who died after being ejected from his vehicle during a rollover on U.S. Highway 27. Diontae Hall was…

Torch Run 2017

Torch Run 2017

Raising awareness for the local program, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics made its way through Perry Tuesday morning, traveling down Jefferson Street from Walmart to the county…

Motion hearing for Arrowood slated for May 8

State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister will appear on the prosecution’s behalf during a hearing Monday, May 8, regarding a motion from convicted murderer Garrett Arrwood’s private attorney to depose murder victim…

Suspect lies about name, wanted on escape charges

A man wanted on escape charges out of Escambia County was arrested here Sunday following a traffic stop where he gave law enforcement officers a false name. His lie was…

TTI marks 50 years

TTI marks 50 years

Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a special Open House Thursday, April 20, from 4:30- 6:30 p.m. featuring program tours and a financial aid workshop. Officials…

Woman asks to borrow a crack pipe–in front of officer

A Perry woman with a long history of drug-related arrests is once again in custody after asking to borrow a pipe so she could smoke crack cocaine—making the request in…

Fireworks for the 4th!

Fireworks for the 4th!

The City of Perry will hold a 4th of July celebration featuring live music and fireworks Tuesday, July 4, at Rosehead Park. Tobacco Road will headline the entertainment and admission…