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County okay with trading Wright Road for section of Jefferson St.

The Taylor County Commission joined with the Perry City Council to approve a proposal from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) under which the county will assume ownership of a…

Commissioners agree to keep one-cent sales tax on books

The local one-cent sales tax, which has been used for the past 16 years to pay for the construction of Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH), is expected to accomplish its mission…

Resolution hearing set Jan. 30 in Whiddon case

Prosecutors hope to have finalized a plea agreement with Manden Whiddon to present to the court at a resolution hearing set Monday, Jan. 30, at the Taylor County Courthouse. Whiddon…

Frazier dismisses lawsuit

Local businessman Michael Frazier voluntarily agreed last Wednesday, Jan. 11, to dismiss a federal lawsuit he had filed against the City of Perry, four of its law enforcement officers and…

Opens Jan. 20

Opens Jan. 20

Forest Capital Humane Society is expanding its reach, adding a thrift store to its arsenal of tools for helping Taylor County cats and dogs find homes. Volunteers are hard at…

Man, 20, attacks father

A 20-year-old Perry man faces aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges after physically attacking his father, beating and biting him. An arrest warrant for Zachary Thomas “Zack” Cannon, 20,…

Local contractor gets bid for spring restoration work

The county is moving forward with efforts to restore Stephens Spring in Steinhatchee, selecting local firm DeYoung Construction Co. to complete the work. The $97,000 project is being funded through…

A sizzling September!

As one year turns to the next, it is not unusual to begin planning for the upcoming 12 months. The Taylor County Tourism Development Council (TDC) is no different and…

Two are charged with manufacturing meth

During his recent campaign for office, Sheriff Wayne Padgett promised to address the drug issues plaguing the community. With just over a week on duty, it seems he is committed…

DOT wants to give city Jefferson St.

DOT wants to give city Jefferson St.

The Perry City Council agreed to a proposal from the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) to take full ownership of a main artery that cuts through the heart of downtown…