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Smith back on board with Main Street

Main Street Perry is in its final stages of reorganization and reports a banner year in 2014. “In the last year, Main Street Perry has done a superb job in…

What does new budget year hold for county?

The Taylor County Commission will begin tackling its 2015-16 budget Thursday morning in an attempt to reach a tentative balanced budget by the end of the month. Although commissioners have…

FDOT to host open house about Johnson Stripling

The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) planned improvements to Johnson Stripling Road (County Road 361) north of Perry are ready to begin and those interested in the eight-mile long resurfacing…

Arrest records remain sealed; court date set

Murder suspect Garrett Arrowood, 26, will have his first pre-trial hearing Aug. 17 at the Taylor County Courthouse. His court-appointed attorney has already entered a “not guilty” plea on his…

Morgan hopes for July 11 homecoming

Morgan hopes for July 11 homecoming

A local stylist hopes to go home Saturday, two weeks after a one-vehicle crash left her with serious back and neck injuries. Mandi Persons Morgan is currently at Health South…

Stranded boaters rescued

The two boaters reported to be missing on a 39-foot boat between Charlotte Harbor and Carrabelle were found by Coast Guard crews 45 miles west of Homosassa River Tuesday and…

Block veneer at high school falling down?

Block veneer at high school falling down?

The Taylor County School Board held an emergency meeting last week after a portion of the block veneer on the outside of Taylor County High School’s (TCHS) main building fell…

Escaped jail inmate nabbed on ‘Road to Nowhere’

An exhaustive three-county search for an escaped jail inmate ended in the early morning hours of Friday, July 3, on a lonely stretch of highway aptly called “Road to Nowhere.”…

Refinancing deal could save county millions in interest

Fifteen years after the Taylor County Commission issued $17.2 million in bonds to fund the construction of the new Doctors’ Memorial Hospital building and equip the facility, the county still…

Swearing in, promotion ceremony held at PPD

Swearing in, promotion ceremony held at PPD

When law enforcement officers are sworn in, the oath they take is not made to an individual but rather to a document: the Constitution of the United States. “It is…