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Beshears, Montford meet with officials, public Oct. 20

Taylor County’s legislative delegation, which consists of Rep. Halsey Beshears and Sen. Bill Montford, will hold a public meeting for local officials and residents on Monday, Oct. 20. The meeting…

Criminal case dismissed against BioNitrogen executive Kornegay

The criminal case against BioNitrogen executive Bryan Kornegay, who is currently on a leave of absence from the company, has been dropped. Tenth Judicial Circuit Chief Assistant State Attorney Brian…

Yates, GP officials delay comment on site, employee changes at plant

In the wake of site and employee changes announced this week at Yates Construction Co., Perry Newspapers, Inc., is still awaiting official confirmation from the involved companies. Scott Mixon, public…

Steinhatchee students help Rotarians launch Purple Pinkie campaign

Steinhatchee students help Rotarians launch Purple Pinkie campaign

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer Students at Steinhatchee School joined a decades-long global effort Wednesday to eliminate a deadly disease from the face of the Earth. With the help…

Residents want to extend driving hours

Residents in Steinhatchee may soon be allowed to drive golf carts at night, after Taylor County Commissioners agreed to consider changing the ordinance governing golf cart usage in the community.…

City approves property tax, water rate upcharges

City utility customers saw a $5.10 increase on their water bills in their mailboxes this month. The Perry City Council approved the hike in the fixed rate charge during final…

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Purple magnetic ribbons will be placed on Perry Police Department patrol cars in recognition of October as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month.” Capt. Jamie Cruise (wearing purple in support of the…

Council backs BioNitrogen, moves forward with funding

In what may one day be considered a “pivotal moment in the City of Perry’s history,” council members voted Thursday evening to move forward with their backing of BioNitrogen and…

Crowded school bus stop leads to inquiry?

The Taylor County School District is investigating an alleged incident which occurred on a school bus last week. Superintendent Paul Dyal confirmed that an investigation is ongoing involving an “incident…

Simmons claims title as 2014 ‘Distinguished Young Woman’

Simmons claims title as 2014 ‘Distinguished Young Woman’

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer A fluorescent sunset backdrop transported audience members to “Paradise” for the 2014 Florida Forest Festival Distinguished Young Women program Saturday evening. The seven…