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Safety concerns prompt action on roadway project

Safety concerns prompt action on roadway project

Citing safety concerns, the Taylor County Commission agreed Monday to move forward with resurfacing Contractor’s Road near Buckeye Technologies after learning that it is a public roadway. The board earmarked…

K-9 team captures escapees

Taylor Correctional Institution’s (TCI) K-9 team is being credited for its swift action and relentless pursuit in apprehending two inmates who escaped from the work camp here Wednesday afternoon, Jan.…

High winds, rain buffet county

Taylor County was beset by high winds most of Wednesday thanks to a line of storms which made its way across the Florida Panhandle, but aside from the gusty conditions…

Chamber of Commerce will be ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’

Chamber of Commerce will be ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’

The Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce will be “Puttin’ on the Ritz” for its annual banquet planned Friday, Feb. 22, at the Perry Elks Lodge. “Our theme this year is…

School board, local unions reach updated contract agreements

The Taylor County School Board has unanimously approved updated contracts with the Taylor County Non-Instructional Association and the Taylor Education Association which will run through 2015 and 2014 respectively. The…

Buckeye’s net sales drop for 2nd quarter

Buckeye Technologies Inc. announced this week that second quarter net sales were down $17.1 million to $204.3 million, a drop of 8 percent compared to the same period last year.…

County to revisit comp plan revisions at Feb. 4 meeting

Taylor County Commissioners will once again discuss a lengthy amendment to the county’s comprehensive plan Monday evening after continuing a public hearing held Jan. 22 which drew a number of…

Huge Suwannee sawmill to have major impact in region

Huge Suwannee sawmill to have major impact in region

A huge sawmill to be located in Suwannee County will have a substantial impact on area timber growers, loggers and end users as it begins the construction phase on its…

County eyes new drug ordinance

County eyes new drug ordinance

With local law enforcement continuing to battle against the ever evolving synthetic drug market, the Taylor County Commission is considering joining the City of Perry in passing its own controlled…

Former TCI captain appointed as deputy secretary of FDOC

Former TCI captain appointed as deputy secretary of FDOC

A former captain at Taylor Correctional Institution (TCI), Timothy H. Cannon, has been appointed deputy secretary of operations for the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC). FDOC Secretary Mike Crews announced…