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Man crashes into TCSO vehicle

A Taylor County Sheriff’s deputy and trainee escaped serious injury after a vehicle pulled into the path of their oncoming patrol car Wednesday evening, resulting in a crash. Outside sources…

Run the ball: Blount’s drive from Little League to NFL glory

Run the ball: Blount’s drive from Little League to NFL glory

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Already tall for his age, LeGarrette Blount easily dwarfed his teammates in little league. Coaches started him on defense, but he hit so…

County’s firetrucks now all equipped with AED devices

County’s firetrucks now all equipped with AED devices

Taylor County Fire-Rescue received 14 automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) this week which will be installed into all of its response vehicles throughout the county, including at volunteer stations. “Our volunteers…

A father and mother’s pride and joy: rock solid support all the way to the Super Bowl

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Once the third-ranked high school linebacker in the country, Gary Blount knows intimately the adrenaline rush a top athlete faces each time he…

Work begins on VA clinic

After more than two years of discussions between Taylor County and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) over the establishment of a VA clinic in Perry, work has begun…

Police chief retiring

Perry Police Chief Vern Clark will retire in mid- February and, as with all jobs within the city, the position has been advertised first “in-house.” “We posted the job and…

‘Palm’ Tuesday

‘Palm’ Tuesday

Improvements to Perry’s Highway 19 corridor continued Tuesday with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) crews planting palm trees in the medians. Dozens of palms have been planted in the past…

New year brings list of major projects for city

Closing in on the first month of 2015, the City of Perry is looking ahead to a plethora of major projects that will be taking shape in the coming year.…

Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday

When Taylor County’s own LeGarrette Blount takes the field Sunday for the biggest game of the Year–Super Bowl XLIX–his family will be in the stands cheering him on. Several relatives,…

Jobless rate hits 6.9% low

Taylor County’s unemployment rate finished 2014 with its second lowest rate of the year at 6.9 percent. This was a drop from the 7.3 perfect recorded in November and tied…