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Who should hire next police chief?

The two newest members of the Perry City Council are making their voices heard, with their latest input calling into question how the police chief is hired and casting doubt…

A new vision for downtown

A new vision for downtown

Residents were given a sneak peak Tuesday of what downtown could look like if the city moves forward with the plan to build hardtop canopies throughout the main downtown business…

Delays plague road project

Just when construction work will begin on Providence Road, a 3,800-foot roadway north of Perry which will connect U.S. 19 and the site of AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems, Inc. (ALS), is…

Construction begins on coastal park

Construction has begun on parking facilities at Keaton Beach Coastal Park to alleviate congestion at the adjacent public boat ramp. The county received three state grants to assist with the…

Internet cafe days numbered?

The days of so-called “internet cafes” here in Taylor County and across the state may be numbered, with the Florida Legislature working to pass a bill regarding the prohibition of…

TCSO aids in heroin ring bust

A burgeoning heroin ring has been shut down thanks to the efforts of the Taylor County Task Force (TCSO) and Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). “Given the close ties Madison…

Storm brings lightning strikes that damage library, one home

A series of weekend storms produced three inches of rain coupled with frequent lightning strikes, one of which damaged several computers at the Taylor County Public Library. Library officials said…

Pilot walks away from crash landing

Pilot walks away from crash landing

The pilot of a twin-engine piper Aztec plane which crash landed here Thursday morning was able to walk away from the incident with only minor injuries. Pilot Gary Brown left…

Phelps ready to face jury in murder charge

Lloyd Phelps, 60, has been in jail since September awaiting trail for the 2006 killing of Patricia “Niece” Knight and, through his team of court-appointment attorneys, let it be known…

Buckeye skyline adds 100-ft. tower

Buckeye skyline adds 100-ft. tower

Buckeye’s skyline has changed slightly with the weekend addition of a new purification tower on the north end of the manufacturing facility. The 100-foot-long, eight-foot diameter pressure vessel was transported…