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Holiday brings mixed bag of calls for PPD

Christmas week brought a mixed bag of calls for the Perry Police Department (PPD), with officers responding to 205 dispatches ranging from verbal arguments to minor hit-and-runs Dec. 23-28. Two…

Off-duty threats?

Law enforcement officers across the country continue to be vigilant in the wake of recent shootings and increased threats against officers. Closer to home, local officers were reminded to be…

New year brings renewed focus on Hwy. 19 corridor

New year brings renewed focus on Hwy. 19 corridor

Perry will turn the page to a new chapter in its efforts to beautify and improve the Highway 19 business corridor with several projects on tap for early 2015. City…

Swearingen named interim sheriff in Leon County

Taylor County native Robert Swearingen has been appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott as interim sheriff for Leon County following the Dec. 24 death of Sheriff Larry Campbell, who succumbed…

Donating history

Donating history

Auley and Patricia Rowell were set to complete their donation of Rosehead Spring (in Folsom Park) to the City of Perry Tuesday, Dec. 30. The city also reached a deal…

FFS shares wildfire report

The Florida Forest Service (FFS) responded to 36 wildfires in Taylor County during the fiscal year ending June 30, a slight decrease over the previous year. FFS Forest Area Supervisor…

Busted city water line nearly sinks Christmas

Busted city water line nearly sinks Christmas

City workers found themselves in the unlikely position of saving Christmas Wednesday morning, working quickly to repair a busted water line that jeopardized water flow for the entire city. The…

What’s under the tree in Steinhatchee? $140,000!

Just in time for Christmas, the county received a $140,000 donation this week for projects in Steinhatchee. The Taylor County Commission held a special meeting Tuesday morning to officially accept…

County gets $750,000 for housing rehab projects

Thanks to several other projects elsewhere in the state falling through, the Taylor County Commission recently learned it would be receiving a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the…

New law requires 4- and 5-year-olds to be placed in safety or booster seat

In 2013, five children were killed and 150 injured in Florida traffic crashes as a result of improper or no child restraint use. To date, five children have been killed…