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Riding the rails

Riding the rails

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer Prologue: A Man and His Trains Long before Historical Perry Station became a business incubator and home to several up-and-coming local establishments, before it…

Storm prep for Andrea ‘good trial run’ for residents

Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season, made landfall Thursday, June 6, along the Dixie County coast about 10 miles south of Steinhatchee bringing…

Order up, at Holmes Grill

Order up, at Holmes Grill

Countless diners can remember the hamburgers served hot and fresh at Holmes Grill. The former restaurant was part of a roadside motel complex built along U.S. 19 North. But like…

Probation officer attacked

A local probation officer was attacked and beaten by two individuals while conducting a routine home visit. The officer, whose identity was not released, was hit in the face with…

Drug sweep nets 16 for coke sales, possession

Some 16 street and mid-level alleged drug dealers were swept up in the first round of arrests made following an 18-month undercover operation by the Perry Police Department (PPD) narcotics…

Free lunch for all students?

The saying may suggest there is no such thing as a free lunch, but that won’t be the case for Taylor County students and their parents next school year. The…

Remaining FCAT scores are ‘mixed bag’ for district

Remaining FCAT scores are ‘mixed bag’ for district

Following the earlier release of third grade Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) scores, state officials announced the remainder of the results Friday. Once again, the results were a mixed bag…

Tropical Storm Andrea makes landfall 10 miles south of Steinhatchee

Tropical Storm Andrea makes landfall 10 miles south of Steinhatchee

UPDATE 7 (6:05 p.m. 6/6/13): According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Tropical Storm Andrea made landfall in Dixie County about 10 miles south of Steinhatchee at 5:40 p.m. At…

Math, reading scores improve

Third graders’ results from the reading and math portions of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) have been released by the state and in almost every area, local students showed…

Man dies after hitting deer with 4-wheeler

Walter Alan Davis enjoyed sharing with his wife and children the typical pastimes found in a rural community–fishing, hunting, riding ATVs and mudbogging. The 38-year-old grandson of Hoke and Helen…