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Cypress Mill: bar or a restaurant?

A local business which opened under the assumption it met the newly-adopted requirements that allow restaurants to serve alcohol on Sundays was shut down by police this past Sunday and…

He’s Home: Town celebrates return of gridiron great Saturday

He’s Home: Town celebrates return of gridiron great Saturday

The community is expected to turn out Saturday for a homecoming celebration for Super Bowl champion LeGarrette Blount. The NFL running back, and former Taylor County High School standout, is…

Habitat ready to build a new home in 2015

Habitat ready to build a new home in 2015

With a new executive director on board and new office spaces, Habitat for Humanity in Taylor County has its eye on meeting one chief goal in 2015: to build a home…

Woman, 80, chastises city council

An 80-year-old woman took the Perry City Council to task Tuesday night over the “terrible shape” of the sidewalks circling the downtown area. Anne Millinor related to council members that…

McLeod, Denmark file federal lawsuit against sheriff, police chief for civil rights violations

McLeod, Denmark file federal lawsuit against sheriff, police chief for civil rights violations

A Perry man acquitted on charges of lewd battery and molestation of a minor filed a 22-count federal lawsuit against the sheriff, police chief, numerous officers and the City of…

Crews respond to house fire on Balthazar

Taylor County Fire- Rescue responded to a house fire on Balthazar Street Saturday, Feb. 21, around noon. According to Fire Chief Dan Cassel, crews arrived to find smoke and flames…

All for veterans

All for veterans

Veterans were lined up before the doors even opened for Monday’s Veterans Fair held at Forest Capital Hall. More than a dozen veterans-service related organizations were on hand to answer…

No more books? Laptops replace textbooks at elementary school

No more books? Laptops replace textbooks at elementary school

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer This past summer, the Taylor County School District began a four-year plan to bring individual digital devices into local classrooms by purchasing laptops for…

Biker injured in crash

A motorcyclist from Winter Garden was seriously injured in a late night one-vehicle crash on U.S 98 West Monday, Feb. 9. Richard Dahdah Jr., 59, was thrown from his motorcycle…

20-year veteran named police chief

Outgoing Perry Police Department (PPD) Chief Vern Clark gave a personal recommendation for his replacement, one that apparently carried weight with the selection committee. His recommendation, 20-year police department veteran…