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VA clinic returning to Taylor?

The county is continuing to work with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to bring a VA clinic back to the community. According to County Administrator Jack Brown, he…

County pursues $442,00 in upgrades for Forest Capital Hall

County officials are pursuing a major $442,000 renovation project for Forest Capital Hall and seeking a $215,000 state grant to help fund the improvements. In April, the Taylor County Commission…

Florida State students land in Perry during first week of medical school

Florida State students land in Perry during first week of medical school

A group of first-year students at the Florida State University College of Medicine were in Perry Friday, touring Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH) as well as the community to explore rural…

City’s new policy flushes out unregistered sexual predator

City’s new policy flushes out unregistered sexual predator

The Perry City Council’s recent decision to post signs in front of the homes of registered sexual predators had an unintended consequence, flushing out an offender who had not registered…

Want good grades? 2013 Valedictorian: Stay awake in class

Want good grades? 2013 Valedictorian: Stay awake in class

Taylor County High School (TCHS) Valedictorian James Clover may have taken a more laid back approach to his studies, but by no means was he any less passionate about doing…

Dedication, 4.0 GPA goal pays for Class of 2013 salutatorian

Dedication, 4.0 GPA goal pays for Class of 2013 salutatorian

Conscientious to a fault, Eli Walker usually has no problem following the “don’t-answer-your-phone” policy at work. But when he saw who the caller was Wednesday—Taylor County High School—he couldn’t resist…

Active hurricane season predicted

The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins Saturday and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is once again forecasting an active season this year. For the six-month hurricane season, which…

Perry woman with boating party of drowned man

The body of a Jacksonville man was found Tuesday in the St. Johns River, two days after he disappeared while boating with four others, one of whom is from Perry.…

Driver faces DUI manslaughter charge

An arrest warrant has been issued for Jason Wilson Wall for the September 2011 death of Erin Nichole (Walker) Lawless, the Perry mother who died in a violent car crash…

Snakebite victim on the mend, back home

The Taylor County Elementary School student bitten by a pygmy rattlesnake last week is home and on her way to making a full recovery. Madison Sadler’s aunt Amanda Hart said…