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Alert: Road work ahead

Construction is scheduled to begin next week (the week of May 18) to improve West Hampton Springs Avenue (U.S. 27) between J. Tom Moore Road and U.S. 19. The Florida…

‘Living link’ to pioneer past will be recognized during Saturday banquet

‘Living link’ to pioneer past will be recognized during Saturday banquet

Lydia Hendry Andrews, a living link to one of Taylor County’s foremost pioneer families, will be presented the Wilson T. Hendry-W.H. Peacock Taylor County History Award Saturday, May 16, during…

Three Taylor County veterans aboard annual ‘Honor Flight’

Three Taylor County veterans aboard annual ‘Honor Flight’

Three Taylor County veterans with varied military backgrounds and war experiences came together for one unique experience as participants in the third annual Honor Flight Saturday, May 2. Ralph Carlton,…

Man critical after fire

A 64-year-old Perry man remains in stable, but critical condition at Shands Hospital in Gainesville after sustaining second and third degree burns following a gas fire explosion at his home…

Driver rear-ends log truck

Driver rear-ends log truck

A Perry woman remains in serious condition after crashing into the back of a loaded log truck Wednesday evening on Beach Road. Misty Michelle Lewis, 40, was airlifted to Tallahassee…

Dr. Parker’s good works will continue through DMH Foundation endowment

Dr. Parker’s good works will continue through DMH Foundation endowment

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer Dr. John H. Parker Jr. was a pillar of Taylor County’s medical community for 35 years and his legacy here has continued long past…

Federal cut could cost DMH $250,000 annually

Before last week, most Taylor County residents, along with a majority of Floridians, probably had never heard of the federal Low Income Pool (LIP) healthcare program. But now the program…

Life is a roller coaster…and God provides

Life is a roller coaster…and God provides

By TRAVIS COKER My 14-year-old daughter, Emily Coker, is scheduled to receive a kidney transplant Tuesday, May 12. This event is the result of a long battle with kidney disease.…

Three words changed Parrish’s life forever

Three words changed Parrish’s life forever

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer “You have cancer.” Those three words changed Ella Mae Parrish’s life in an instant last July. “Nothing is ever the same after you…

City Council moves ahead with U.S. 19 appearance policy

With no one from the public present to speak for or against a new set of standards for properties that border U.S. 19, the Perry City Council unanimously approved the…