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Happy Birthday, Mr. Ralph

Happy Birthday, Mr. Ralph

If you ask Clerk of Court Annie Mae Murphy what she learned from the many years of working with Ralph Carlton, her reply is quick and decisive: “Everything I know.”…

Third time the charm for Johnson Stripling DOT paving agreement?

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is expected to resurface Johnson Stripling Road later this year at no cost to Taylor County. County officials were first notified in August 2013…

Davis attends inauguration ceremony

Davis attends inauguration ceremony

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer When J.T. Davis received a personal invitation to attend inaugural ceremonies for Gov. Rick Scott, he knew what he had to do first—buy…

Boaters rescued 23 miles off Steinhatchee’s coast

Boaters rescued 23 miles off Steinhatchee’s coast

Three people, including the superintendent of schools for Echols County, Ga., were rescued from the water by a Coast Guard aircrew after their 27-foot fishing boat sank 23 miles west…

Commission starts new year with road paving on its agenda

Taylor County has received an additional $500,000 from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to complete the resurfacing of Roberts Aman Road. County commissioners unanimously approved a supplemental agreement with…

Murphy: no licenses requested locally after ban lifted

When the stay on a federal judge’s decision–declaring Florida’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional–ended at 12 a.m. Monday night, gay couples across the state began marrying Tuesday. According to Taylor County…

Tuesday morning crash

Tuesday morning crash

No serious injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash that happened Tuesday morning at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19 North and Willow Street. Reports indicate a car attempted to…

6 injured in crash

6 injured in crash

A passenger van carrying eight members of a Texas church family, all women, was involved in a rollover crash Wednesday, around 8:05 a.m. Six of the women sustained serious injuries…

Holiday brings mixed bag of calls for PPD

Christmas week brought a mixed bag of calls for the Perry Police Department (PPD), with officers responding to 205 dispatches ranging from verbal arguments to minor hit-and-runs Dec. 23-28. Two…

Off-duty threats?

Law enforcement officers across the country continue to be vigilant in the wake of recent shootings and increased threats against officers. Closer to home, local officers were reminded to be…