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Jobless rate drops to its lowest mark since October 2008

For the second month in a row, Taylor County’s unemployment rate experienced a significant drop in March, now resting at 7.7 percent, its lowest level since October 2008. After staying…

Buckeye to be acquired by Georgia-Pacific

Buckeye to be acquired by Georgia-Pacific

Buckeye Technologies, Inc., (NYSE:BKI) and Georgia-Pacific LLC Wednesday, April 24, announced that they have reached a definitive agreement for Georgia-Pacific to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Buckeye Technologies’…

Standards lowered for graduation?

For the second time in three years, the Florida Legislature has passed a major overhaul to the state’s high school graduation requirements, this time rolling back some of the most…

Phelps set for July trial docket

Lloyd Phelps is on a fast track to face a jury for the 2006 killing of Patricia “Niece” Knight and could be on the trial docket as early as July.…

County to grant permits for longterm parking on right-of-way

The Taylor County Commission last week approved a change to the land development code which will allow landowners to apply for a permit to park recreation vehicles (RV) on the…

County facing $150,000 jump in Medicaid bills annually?

A year after Taylor County officials successfully proved to the state that the county did not owe hundreds of thousands of dollars in back Medicaid bills, a new Senate bill…

Health department not cutting services

The Taylor County Health Department is not closing its doors and there are no definite plans to cut any services. Director Stephen Tullos spoke to the Perry News-Herald this week…

Boaters: watch where you park

With work continuing on the Steinhatchee public boat ramp, residents are advised that the contractor is set to pave the parking area adjacent to the ramp beginning Monday, April 22,…

‘Thank God she’s fast’

‘Thank God she’s fast’

When two explosions ripped through the crowds at the finish line of Monday’s Boston Marathon, the news struck close to home for former Taylor County resident Lydia Veal, who had…

Heritage Pavilion damaged by pine

Heritage Pavilion damaged by pine

Heritage Pavilion at Forest Capital Park was damaged Monday while crews were trying to remove several trees which had been previously struck by lightning. The county road department was working…