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Board considers raising pay for school bus drivers

Board considers raising pay for school bus drivers

Facing a shortage of bus drivers, especially substitutes, the Taylor County School Board is considering several ways to entice more people to take the job, including eliminating the requirement that…

BioNitrogen CEO: on track to break ground by year’s end

BioNitrogen remains on schedule and is close to reaching several production milestones in its efforts to construct a $300 million urea fertilizer plant in Taylor County, according to company officials.…

Kornegay off BioNitrogen board

Former BioNitrogen CFO and President Bryan Kornegay has been removed from the company’s board of directors. Perry City Manager Bob Brown told the Taco Times he was notified by the…

Man imprisons, assaults woman

A Steinhatchee man is being held without bond at the Taylor County Jail facing three counts of sexual battery as well as burglary/ battery, trespassing and false imprisonment after holding…

‘Walk in Her Shoes Rally’

‘Walk in Her Shoes Rally’

More than dozen men slipped on high heels, flip flops and sequined sandals to take part in Monday’s second annual “Walk in Her Shoes” rally in recognition of April as…

8 counties come together to address homelessness

In an effort to find solutions to the problem of homelessness in the county, the Taylor County Commission has agreed to join the eight-county Big Bend Continuum of Care. The…

VandeBrakes provide East Africa connection

VandeBrakes provide East Africa connection

By SUSAN H. LINCOLN / Managing Editor When the school massacre in Kenya became headline news in the United States, a scattering of people in Perry surely wondered, “What about…

Third largest employer hiring

From information booths at local community events, to officers stationed next to the mobile employment unit every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Taylor Correctional Institution (TCI) is working to get the…

Walker promoted to police dept. captain

Veteran Perry Police Department sergeant Nellie Walker has been promoted to captain, making her the highest ranking female officer in the city’s 100-plus year history. Walker is also the first…

Law Enforcement Torch Run

Law Enforcement Torch Run

Some 35 athletes and 24 officers took part in the annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Thursday morning. Teaming with seven local agencies, the group ran from the Walmart…