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Health department not cutting services

The Taylor County Health Department is not closing its doors and there are no definite plans to cut any services. Director Stephen Tullos spoke to the Perry News-Herald this week…

Boaters: watch where you park

With work continuing on the Steinhatchee public boat ramp, residents are advised that the contractor is set to pave the parking area adjacent to the ramp beginning Monday, April 22,…

‘Thank God she’s fast’

‘Thank God she’s fast’

When two explosions ripped through the crowds at the finish line of Monday’s Boston Marathon, the news struck close to home for former Taylor County resident Lydia Veal, who had…

Heritage Pavilion damaged by pine

Heritage Pavilion damaged by pine

Heritage Pavilion at Forest Capital Park was damaged Monday while crews were trying to remove several trees which had been previously struck by lightning. The county road department was working…

City to buy 18 acres for $153,000

The City of Perry is moving forward with the purchase of some 18 acres adjacent to its current wastewater treatment plant for a projected cost of $153,000 (the appraised value…

Hwy. 27 closes April 19, watch for detour

Hwy. 27 closes April 19, watch for detour

U.S. Highway 27 will be completely closed and all traffic detoured at the railroad crossing near County Road 30 east of Perry beginning Friday, April 19, at 5 p.m. and…

NFMC to build $2.4 million facility in downtown Perry?

NFMC to build $2.4 million facility in downtown Perry?

The Perry City Council has agreed to commit up to $500,000 in support of a project spearheaded by North Florida Medical Centers, Inc., (NFMC) that could result in the construction…

Internet cafes banned; 3 close here

Taylor County has three fewer businesses than it did at the beginning of the week after Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill into law banning so-called “internet cafes,” closing…

Saturday mail run will stay, for now

The United States Postal Service’s (USPS) plan to end Saturday mail delivery in August has been officially delayed after the U.S. Congress stepped in the way. In February, USPS officials…

Suspect flees in middle of trial

Accused drug trafficker Daniel M. McCune opted to leave his fate in the hands a jury, turning down a plea offer that included reduced charges, probation and no jail time.…