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Suspicious package (UPDATED)

Suspicious package (UPDATED)

UPDATED: The Perry Police Department released the following statement regarding the suspicious package: “We have been asked by some concerned community members about a bomb threat. We are pleased to…

Attempted murder suspect surrenders

Attempted murder suspect surrenders

Perry Police Department (PPD) Chief Jamie Cruse credits the efforts of Sgt. Nellie Walker with facilitating the surrender of a Perry man wanted for attempted murder. Andre Snowden, 34, turned…

Bluegrass festival welcomes Easter visitors

Bluegrass festival welcomes Easter visitors

Taylor County will have quite a few guests visiting for Easter weekend with the 13th annual Florida State Bluegrass Festival taking over Forest Capital State Park April 2-4. The three-day…

BREAKING: 23-year-old Perry man killed in Friday morning crash

BREAKING: 23-year-old Perry man killed in Friday morning crash

A 23-year-old Perry man was killed in a Friday (March 20) morning crash on U.S. 221 North. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, Joseph Lee Cates was…

Suspect ‘armed & dangerous’ (UPDATED)

Suspect ‘armed & dangerous’ (UPDATED)

UPDATE: According to the Perry Police Department (PPD), Andre Snowden, 34, surrendered to law enforcement at the PPD headquarters on March 19 at approximately 10:45 p.m. without further incident. He…

Fallen firefighter remembered

Fallen firefighter remembered

When Taylor County firefighter David Williams died in the line of duty in 1997, he left behind two young children, a son, Trenton, then eight, and a daughter, Jordan, five.…

Should county baseball fields be open to players for practices?

Since the City of Perry and Taylor County entered into a new recreation sports agreement under which the city would provide practice fields and the county would provide game fields…

Step by step

Step by step

The fourth annual Air Commando Ruck March began at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, home of the United States Special Operations Command, and will end at Hurlburt Field, home…

$16.5 million in bridge work planned

With two bridge replacement projects underway in Taylor County already, the Florida Department of Transportation has $16.5 million in bridge projects planned between now and 2019. According to FDOT Rural…

17-year-old Chipley youth sets new state record for shoal bass with 4.49-lb. catch

Tucker Martin, 17, from Chipley, set a new state record for shoal bass on Sunday, March 8, around 5 p.m. He was bank fishing with a friend on the Chipola…