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Early voting opens Aug. 11

While two and a half weeks remain until the Aug. 26 primary election, early voting begins Monday, Aug. 11. Early voting will take place in the Supervisor of Elections Office…

City candidates weigh in

Alan Hall calls Perry “my little Mayberry” and David Sullivan “wants to be part of the continued success we are seeing in our city.” The two candidates—each vying for the…

$39.9 million budget approved

The Taylor County District School Board approved its 2014-15 tentative budget last week during a public hearing at which no one from the public offered any comments. The board approved…

Perry native issues order in congressional redistricting

The Florida Legislature reconvened for a special session Thursday to redraw two congressional districts after a Tallahassee judge ruled their boundaries, approved in 2012, violated the Florida Constitution. Although the…

Another delay for VA clinic?

Taylor County officials will meet with representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) next week for a pre-construction meeting to discuss the proposed VA clinic here. On Monday,…

Back to Wallwood

Back to Wallwood

Perry Rotarians traveled to Wallwood Boy Scout Reservation Friday, Aug. 1, to serve dinner at the annual Rotary Youth Camp, a free summer camp for children age seven through young…

Calhoun pleads guilty in fatal hit-and-run crash

Michael Calhoun, 44, was sentenced to four years in prison Monday for the October 2012 hit-and-run death of Hugh Poppell, 41. Under a plea agreement reached with the State Attorney’s…

Political forum

Political forum

A candidate forum hosted by the Taylor County Development Authority and Chamber of Commerce attracted a number of city and county residents Thursday night, including Rick Gardner, left. He spoke…

Bad ‘spice’ sends 5 to ER

Five more individuals, one in critical condition, were sent to the emergency room (ER) this past weekend with symptoms linked to adverse reactions to synthetic marijuana, commonly known as spice.…

FEMA tells county ‘no’

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has denied a state request seeking federal individual assistance for property owners in Taylor County who were affected by this spring’s widespread flooding. The…