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Inaugural seafood festival to benefit Purple Heart recipients

Inaugural seafood festival to benefit Purple Heart recipients

American Legion Post 291 has teamed with the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation to host the first Steinhatchee Seafood Festival Friday, April 17, through Sunday, April 19, benefitting Purple Heart…

Funding for new school cut by Senate, House

The Taylor County School District is once again on the outside looking in for state funding to help construct a new Perry Primary School (PPS). When Florida Governor Rick Scott…

More rain? No worries! Bluegrass bands play on

More rain? No worries! Bluegrass bands play on

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer It was as if the crowd at the 13th annual Florida State Bluegrass Festival wanted to set their own record. When this year’s version…

Save 40% on outstanding traffic ticket fees April 17

Taylor County has some 4,000 overdue traffic tickets on the books, totaling more than $1.1 million in outstanding fines. Ticket-holders will have the opportunity to save 40% on collection fees…

Lescher named interim CEO of Doctors’ Memorial Hospital

Mary Lescher, chief clinical officer at Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH), has been named interim chief executive officer (CEO) of the hospital. The announcement was made by John Hornbuckle, chairman of…

New bridge opens April 10

New bridge opens April 10

Traffic is scheduled to shift to the newly constructed bridge on U.S. 27 over the Fenholloway River located about five miles east of Perry this Friday, weather permitting. Motorists should…

City buys lot next to council room for parking

The Perry City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday to purchase the vacant lot adjacent to the council room for additional downtown parking. City Manager Bob Brown told council members during their…

Foley up for sale

Foley Timber and Land Company announced Thursday that it is exploring the sale of its vast timberlands in Taylor and surrounding counties. The 560,000 acres or 876 square miles of…

Elderly couple seriously injured

Elderly couple seriously injured

An elderly Perry couple was seriously injured after pulling into the path of an oncoming semi-truck Thursday morning at the intersection of U.S. Highway 27 and Foley Cut Off Road.…

Attempted murder charge dismissed

The State Attorney’s Office has dismissed attempted murder charges against Andre Snowden, 34, who was arrested in connection with a shooting that happened March 18 on South Warner Avenue. In…