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Downtown treasure back in local hands

The Bloodworth building has anchored the corner of Green Street and Jefferson for more than a century. In recent years, the building passed to out-of-town owners and has stood vacant.…

A tribute to my brother

A tribute to my brother

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI Staff writer William “Bill” Merrill never called Perry home. In truth, he never had a chance to put down roots in any particular town. But he…

Man counter sues county for $2.5 million in damages

A Cedar Island property owner, against whom the Taylor County Commission filed a foreclosure in April 2012 on unpaid fines resulting from code violations at the property, has filed a…

Wear your seatbelt!

Additional Perry Police Department (PPD) patrols will be on the streets this Memorial Day weekend as part of the nationwide “Click It or Ticket It” campaign. Officers will be stepping…

City announces holiday garbage collection schedule

The City of Perry has announced the following garbage collection schedule for the Memorial Day holiday: • Monday customers will receive service Tuesday, May 28. • Tuesday customers will receive…

Girl, 9, bitten by pygmy rattlesnake

Girl, 9, bitten by pygmy rattlesnake

A nine-year-old Taylor County Elementary School student was bitten by a pygmy rattlesnake Sunday afternoon, May 19, and airlifted to Shands Hospital in Gainesville where she remains in serious condition.…

Middle school grades cut?

The current class of eighth graders at Steinhatchee School will be graduating in a few weeks and they could be the school’s last with district officials considering a plan to…

Land clearing makes way for 2,000 cattle

Land clearing makes way for 2,000 cattle

Land clearing is underway at Adena Springs Ranch’s Taylor County property, which will be the future home of up to 2,000 grass-fed cattle. Adena Springs Project Manager Mark Roberts spoke…

Commissioners respond to traffic safety concerns

Responding to Steinhatchee residents’ concerns over a pair of reported “safety issues,” the Taylor County Commission  recently approved adding a four-way stop sign in one location and reducing the posted…

Perry man, 71, dies in crash

A 71-year-old Perry man was killed Wednesday evening in one-vehicle crash on Puckett Road. Gregory Earl Gnapp was traveling south on Puckett in a GMC S15 around 5:45 p.m. when,…