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White sandy beach awaits at Hodges Park

White sandy beach awaits at Hodges Park

Hodges Park in Keaton Beach has received a major facelift from county crews who repainted the facility, cleared away much of the existing plant growth and deposited about 800 tons…

Bulldogs fall 10-2 to Pensacola Catholic

The Taylor County High varsity baseball team fell to district foe Pensacola Catholic here Friday by a score of 10-2. The Bulldogs gave up 6 runs in the first inning…

‘Good year’ for county with Legislature

Each year when the Florida Legislature is in session, local officials turn their attention to Tallahassee to see what, if any, allocations will come this way, as well as to…

County hopes to move forward with foreclosure on derelict Cedar Island home

County hopes to move forward with foreclosure on derelict Cedar Island home

County officials are hopeful that a nearly six-year saga surrounding an Cedar Island abandoned home which is falling into increasing disrepair will soon reach its final chapter. Neighboring property owners…

Hampton in hot water?

Hampton in hot water?

City council representative Shirlie Hampton, who has found herself in the middle of questionable actions and possible Sunshine Law violations since her election to the board four years ago, is…

Dyal announces retirement

Dyal announces retirement

With a short one-sentence statement during Tuesday’s Taylor County School Board meeting, Superintendent of Schools Paul Dyal announced he would not seek re-election this year, leaving a third local race…

Senate, House green-lights new primary school here

After almost two years and two legislative sessions, it appears that the Taylor County School District will finally receive state funding to construct a new Perry Primary School. On Tuesday…

Mud bog wrap-up: Man charged in stabbing, woman falls from truck, deputy claims to be ‘above the law’

A Georgia man was charged with two counts of aggravated battery after drawing a knife during a fight at Iron Horse Mud Ranch during its annual March mud bog event.…

Mud & mayhem

Mud & mayhem

Thousands of mud truck enthusiasts roared into Taylor County last weekend for the annual Iron Horse Mud Ranch Dysfunctional Family Reunion March 3-6. Four days and countless axles, wheel bearings…

Crash victim ‘a rare breed of man’

Crash victim ‘a rare breed of man’

A 63-year-old Perry man, who moved here from Texas in August to be closer to his family, died Thursday, March 3, when his 2012 Suzuki Hayabusa crashed into a 2011…