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No foul play suspected in inmate’s death

No foul play is suspected in the death of jail inmate Robert Kellow, 48, who was found unresponsive in his cell early Sunday morning, Aug. 7. “Jail staff found Kellow…

Feds expand on reason for Head Start open bid

The Taylor County School District’s contract to run the Head Start was opened up to competition after the local program did not meet certain thresholds on the federal agency’s classroom…

‘Good week’ for gun permits

In the first week of assisting local residents in applying for their statewide concealed weapons license, the Taylor County Tax Collector’s Office processed 60 applications. “We had a good week,”…

Hampton seeking second city term

Hampton seeking second city term

Perry City Council Dist. 2 incumbent Shirlie Hampton vows to continue serving residents “with integrity and to be mindful of you, the people, when making decisions.” The first-term council member…

Murphy brings world view to county race

Murphy brings world view to county race

County commission candidate Sean Andrew Murphy said his world travel experience, coupled with an “intimate knowledge of the current geo-political atmosphere,” best qualify him to represent residents of District 3.…

McNeal vying for Dist. 5 county seat

McNeal vying for Dist. 5 county seat

Taylor County native Phillip McNeal will commit “to an open door policy” if elected to represent residents in Dist. 5 on the Board of County Commissioners. “As your next county…

Head Start drops school district as its local provider

With the new school year kicking off today (Wednesday), parents of Head Start students are learning that the Taylor County School District’s contract to run the federal program was not…

Couple remembered for devotion to one another

Couple remembered for devotion to one another

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer When close friend Nancy Taylor Geohagan offered to drive Hugh Poppell, 67, to Tallahassee Monday morning for a doctor’s appointment, he was quick…

RV, not Winn Dixie, catches fire

City of Perry firefighters were quick to respond to a fire in a motor home Monday night, extinguishing the flames within minutes of their arrival at the Puckett Road scene.…

Woman seriously injured when breaking into home

No charges are expected in a late night domestic altercation that ended with a Perry woman being transported to Tallahassee after sustaining a potentially life-threatening injury. The woman, whose identity…