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New school construction, paving funds for Taylor in state $82.4 billion budget

In approving its $82.4 billion state budget last week, the Florida Legislature earmarked millions of dollars for Taylor County, mostly in the form of funding for a new Perry Primary…

TCSO officer recognized on national level

Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) Lt. Jimmy Cash was recently recognized at the 2017 National Interdiction Conference for “his relentless pursuit of combating the spread of drugs in his community…

A ‘fair’ legacy

A ‘fair’ legacy

Taylor County Historical Society President J.T. Davis, center, presented The Fair Store owners Marsha Doll, right, and her husband, Dean Faulkenberry, an award recognizing the business as the oldest, continuously…

Gear ready for trial?

Accused murderer Billy Gear, 36, will be back in court Monday, May 15, during motion hearings to determine if the defense and state are ready to proceed to trial. Attorneys…

City looks at strategic planning May 16

The Perry City Council will hold a special workshop Tuesday, May 16, to review its five-year capital improvement plan. Council members will also consider a strategic review of the downtown…

Site plans ready for approval

Building and site plans have been submitted to the City of Perry for two new fast-service food restaurants, Taco Bell and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. The restaurants will be built side-by-side…

Education bill could give school district $400,000 windfall

A small provision in a controversial 277-page education bill narrowly approved by the Florida Legislature on the final day of its extended session could result in as much as $400,000…

Society honors Castelucci with Hendry-Peacock award

Society honors Castelucci with Hendry-Peacock award

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer History is often built on chance encounters and events. As a longtime advocate of preserving local history, Angela M. (Fulford) Castelucci is no stranger…

Canal dredging was not included in state budget

Taylor County’s request for funding assistance from the Florida Legislature for canal dredging did not make it into the final state budget approved Monday. Taylor County Commissioner Frank Russell filed…

Agriscience, FFA coming to high school

Superintendent of Schools Danny Glover Jr. has announced the establishment of an agriscience program at Taylor County High School, beginning in the 2017-18 school year. Christina Routh will be the…