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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.…

‘It’s okay to tell’: Abuse survivor shares story Tuesday

Sexual abuse awareness advocate Lauren Book will bring her fourth annual “Walk in My Shoes”–a 1,500-mile journey across Florida from the Keys to the Panhandle–to Taylor County when she will…

Jobless rate here tumbles

In its first significant movement in five months, Taylor County’s unemployment rate dropped almost a full percentage point to 8.3 percent, its lowest mark in years. The county’s rate had…

Drug trafficker sentenced to house arrest, probation

Sentencing has begun for Taylor County suspects tied to one of the largest drug trafficking cases in recent history. Troy Gunter and his wife, Jamie, were both sentenced last month.…

Hearing for fired trooper slated May 2

An evidentiary hearing on an appeal filed by former Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Trooper Charles Swindle will be held before the state Public Employee Relations Committee (PERC) May 2 in…

11 appointed to RESTORE committee

The Taylor County Commission appointed 11 local residents to sit on the newly formed RESTORE Act Committee to advise the county on how to spend up to $12 million in…