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Hunter family rings in new year with a new arrival!

Hunter family rings in new year with a new arrival!

Braxton Michael Hunter was welcomed to the world with a camouflaged blanket and an impressive number of grandparents and great-grandparents thrilled with his arrival. Weighing six pounds and 14 ounces…

County set for Forest Capital Hall renovations

The Taylor County Commission is awaiting word on whether it will receive additional state funding assistance for planned renovations of Forest Capital Hall. Last week, the commission awarded Gray Construction…

Fire service a family tradition for Dan Cassel

Taylor County Fire- Rescue Services has a new fire chief: Dan Cassel. The Taylor County Commission recently approved his appointment to lead Taylor County Fire-Rescue upon a recommendation from County…

City worker dies on the job

The City of Perry staff is saddened by the loss of one of its own with the tragic death of Joe Adams, who died while on the job last Wednesday,…

Webpage launched for public input

In November, Florida voters approved Amendment 1, which requires one third of documentary stamp revenue to be placed into the Land Acquisition Trust Fund for a variety of environmental programs…

Hearing on city’s alcohol ordinance set Jan. 13

The Perry City Council will hold a second public hearing and final reading Tuesday, Jan. 13, on an amendment to its alcohol ordinance which would allow restaurants to serve alcohol…

Happy Birthday, Mr. Ralph

Happy Birthday, Mr. Ralph

If you ask Clerk of Court Annie Mae Murphy what she learned from the many years of working with Ralph Carlton, her reply is quick and decisive: “Everything I know.”…

Third time the charm for Johnson Stripling DOT paving agreement?

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is expected to resurface Johnson Stripling Road later this year at no cost to Taylor County. County officials were first notified in August 2013…

Davis attends inauguration ceremony

Davis attends inauguration ceremony

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer When J.T. Davis received a personal invitation to attend inaugural ceremonies for Gov. Rick Scott, he knew what he had to do first—buy…

Boaters rescued 23 miles off Steinhatchee’s coast

Boaters rescued 23 miles off Steinhatchee’s coast

Three people, including the superintendent of schools for Echols County, Ga., were rescued from the water by a Coast Guard aircrew after their 27-foot fishing boat sank 23 miles west…