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Council shoots down repeal of $14.95 sewer maintenance fee

Council shoots down repeal of $14.95 sewer maintenance fee

The Perry City Council’s two new members weighed in on opposite sides of the $14.95 sewer maintenance fee issue brought before them at their very first meeting Tuesday, Sept. 9.…

Details of county’s $45.6 million budget spotlighted

The Taylor County Commission tentatively approved its $45.6 million 2014-15 budget during a public hearing Monday and will return next week to give its final approval. The budget includes a…

Taylor County students on par in ACT scoring

Taylor County students performed right at the state average on the ACT college assessment this past year. According to Superintendent Paul Dyal, results released this week show that local students…

Deming elected mayor

Deming elected mayor

Fellow Perry City Council members elected Mike Deming as mayor Tuesday night. Councilwoman Venita Woodfaulk was named vice mayor. After presiding over his first meeting as mayor, Deming put his…

Surveyors work on future resurfacing project

According to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the survey crews seen working along Jefferson Street in Perry recently are preparing for a future FDOT resurfacing project on Jefferson Street…

4 crashes in 4 days

4 crashes in 4 days

Morning traffic was blocked for a short while Tuesday due to an overturned semi-truck at the intersection of County Road 30 and U.S. 19. Bryon Williams, 55, of Perry was…

DOE approves district’s request to build a new Perry Primary School

The Florida Department of Education’s (DOE) Special Facilities Construction Committee has approved the Taylor County School District’s request for funding assistance to construct a new Perry Primary School. Although the…

United Way gets $50,000 ‘jumpstart’

United Way gets $50,000 ‘jumpstart’

The Taylor County United Way campaign received a major jump-start Tuesday, with Georgia-Pacific giving the campaign team its $50,000 corporate gift. The local team will officially kick off the 2014-15…

County considers $1/hr raise for workers

In 2012, the Taylor County Commission gave employees a three-percent raise, their first raise in five years. In its proposed 2014-15 county budget, which the board will finalize during two…

Property values increase for first time since 2008

For the first time in six years, the total real property value in Taylor County is projected to increase. According to preliminary certified values for 2014 released by Property Appraiser…