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Commission agrees to $170,000 settlement in ‘whistleblower’ suit

The Taylor County Commission agreed this week to settle a federal “whistleblower” suit brought against the county by former Taylor County Fire-Rescue firefighter Jeremy Denmark, agreeing to pay him $170,000–all…

New county administrator Lakey begins job Monday

New County Administrator Ted Lakey, which the county commission hired earlier this month to replace former administrator Dustin Hinkel, will start his new job Monday morning. According to Steve Spradley,…

State program could help homeowners

While 15 homes received improvements in 2016 thanks to a $194,000 state mitigation grant, there are still people on the county’s waiting list and the commission is seeking a second…

Grants fund improvements to airport hangar

Taylor County has once again received state and federal funding for improvements to Perry-Foley Airport, this time to add restroom facilities to the airport’s newest aircraft hangar. Earlier this month,…

Bellamy, Simmons honored for community contributions

Bellamy, Simmons honored for community contributions

Dedication to the community. Concern for those in need. Always willing to lend a hand. For Dan Simmons and the late Amon Bellamy, these qualities are, and were, simply a…

Sheriff Padgett has a message for drug dealers: ‘Stay out of Taylor County’

Many in law enforcement say methamphetamine abuse is the number one problem facing Taylor County today. Newly-elected Sheriff Wayne Padgett said he is ready to face the issue head-on.…

3 face drug charges

“Piles” of drug paraphernalia that included used needles and pipes were discovered by investigators at a single wide trailer on Ellison Gamble Road (Lot 10) duringthe execution of a search…

Deja vu: strong winds, rising tides

A strong storm system that produced tornadoes and left 18 people dead across the Southeast spared Taylor County from most of its wrath, although it did result in some minor…

Commission approves tax incentive for proposed high-end apartment project

The Taylor County Commission agreed last week to provide a tax incentive for the Prospect Perry Apartment development. The incentive consists of a 75 percent abatement of the increased property…

Jack Bodiford honored

The Taylor County Commission honored one of its own earlier this month, passing a proclamation recognizing former Commissioner Jack Bodiford, who died Dec. 31. The commission unanimously approved the proclamation…