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Fraud finds Alford, again

Stephen Alford may be in trouble again. Alford went to federal prison in 2005 on fraud and money laundering charges in connection with an aborted half-billion-dollar effort to buy Taylor…

Driver flees crash

Law enforcement officials are searching for the suspect(s) who crashed a stolen 2013 Camaro Saturday night and fled the scene. Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Nathan Stidham reported the vehicle was…

Sunday afternoon crash

Sunday afternoon crash

A two-car crash Sunday afternoon at the corner of Church Street and Jefferson not only damaged both vehicles, but also a city fire hydrant. Water spewed from the broken hydrant,…

Scam Alert! Callers claiming to be IRS agents targeting Taylor County

Scam Alert: Several residents have reported receiving phone calls from individuals claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and threatening to send law enforcement officials to their door.…

3 charged with trafficking meth

Three suspects face smuggling and trafficking charges after more than 100 grams of methamphetamine was discovered hidden under the hood of their car. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Trooper N.L. Cabe…

City Council gives itself an 82% raise

Perry City Council members unanimously approved an ordinance nearly doubling their current annual salary Tuesday during the final hearing on the proposal. Under the ordinance council members’ salaries will increase…

Porkalicious!

Porkalicious!

Mascots Muddy and Sizzle visited businesses downtown Thursday to promote this weekend’s Southern Pines BBQ Festival, which opens today (Friday) at Forest Capital State Park. Admission is free. For more…

Lockdown exercise gets ‘all clear’

The Taylor County Courthouse went on lockdown Wednesday morning as part of a building-wide exercise simulating a homicide and hostage situation in one of the courtrooms. “The exercise went very…

Tri-County pays $219,000 tax bill

Tri-County pays $219,000 tax bill

Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC) recently presented Taylor County Tax Collector Mark Wiggins with a check to pay its $219,000 tax bill. As the holiday season arrives at Tri-County Electric, so…

Wall’s motion for new trial denied

Wall’s motion for new trial denied

Jason Wall hoped that claims of an alleged middle school romance between a juror and a victim’s younger sister would derail his DUI (driving under the influence) manslaughter conviction. However…