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City unveils canopy designs March 26

The City of Perry will hold two public forms to unveil preliminary designs for its downtown canopy project. The meetings, which are open to the public, will be held Tuesday,…

Fire claims home

Fire claims home

A Taylor County family is dealing with the devastating loss of their home due to a fire which broke out Thursday, March 7. County, city and volunteer firefighters battled the…

Wilkinson is indicted for first degree murder by grand jury

A Taylor County grand jury handed down a first degree murder charge against Patrick Alexander Wilkinson, 40, for the Feb. 8 death of Ashley Wayne Adams. Members of the grand…

Local drug task force helps build federal trafficking indictment

Investigators with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) Drug Task Force assisted their Madison County counterparts in building a case that led to federal drug trafficking and firearms charges against…

New marine agent brings 24 years of aquaculture experience

Taylor County’s new marine agent, Geoff Wallat, brings with him 24 years of experience in aquaculture and a willingness to provide answers to those needing assistance with issues surrounding the…

‘Effective response’ is community’s best defense when disaster strikes

As a powerful storm system swept across the Southeast in late January, numerous tornadoes raked through towns, including Adairsville, Ga., destroying homes, damaging businesses and even claiming lives. While various…

Perry man, 27, dies in fiery crash

A Perry man was killed in a Sunday crash in Lafayette County when his semi-truck rolled over and caught fire. Bobby Lee Omans Jr., 27, was driving a 1999 Western…

9 from Taylor plead guilty in federal court to drug distribution charges

Nine Taylor County residents have entered guilty pleas in a drug trafficking case investigators say rivals the heyday of illegal smuggling that took place here in the 1980s. Steven Mink…

Expect traffic delays on 98

Expect traffic delays on 98

Traffic in both directions on US 98 at the Taylor and Jefferson County line will be temporarily halted for up to 10 minutes at a time over the next six…

Frazier found not guilty of sign violations

The City of Perry’s Code Enforcement Board found local businessman Michael Frazier not guilty of charges that he was violating local signage ordinances by posting signs advocating that City Manager…