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City’s stance: ‘Trust but validate’

Duke Energy first brought Taylor County to BioNitrogen’s attention as it helped the company search for potential plant sites in Florida. “They had vetted them and introduced them to us,”…

2014 Distinguished Young Women Program takes the stage at Forest Capital Hall Saturday, Oct. 4

The 2014 Florida Forest Festival Distinguished Young Women (DYW) program will celebrate a “Paradise is a State of Mind” theme at Forest Capital Hall this Saturday, Oct. 4. Seven Taylor…

Councilwoman questions Brown, Johnson’s integrity

By ANGELA M. CASTEUCCI / Staff writer Perry Councilwoman Venita Woodfaulk questioned the integrity of City Manager Bob Brown and 40-year city veteran Barney Johnson (public works director) during discussions…

Two-vehicle crash

Two-vehicle crash

Several people were transported from the scene of this two-vehicle crash which occurred shortly before 12 noon Thursday on U.S. 19 just inside the Perry city limits. According to the…

Are you ‘election ready?’

Taylor County residents have 10 days to register to vote enabling them to participate in November’s General Election. According to Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland, Floirda’s book closing date is…

County waives shuttle fees for the holidays

In a showing of early holiday spirit, the Taylor County Commission unanimously agreed last week to waive the 50-cent fee for those riding the in-town shuttle during the last three…

A mothers’ hope: son’s ‘miracle’ recovery amazes doctors

A mothers’ hope: son’s ‘miracle’ recovery amazes doctors

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer Brenda Urbanski’s world came to a screaming halt on Aug. 13, 2011, when her only child, son Richard (Ricky) Peterson, sustained life-threatening injuries…

BioNitrogen exec arrested

BioNitrogen President and CFO Bryan Kornegay was arrested last week for a grand theft charge on a Hardee County warrant apparently unrelated to the company looking to build a proposed…

BioNitrogen will answer questions during joint meeting Fri.

BioNitrogen officials will give an update on their Taylor County efforts to build a proposed $300 million plant here during a joint meeting of the Perry City Council and Taylor…

A good man: Shooting survivor drew strength from love of his wife, family

A good man: Shooting survivor drew strength from love of his wife, family

By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer There was an unmistakable sweetness to John Mahoney’s smile that never dimmed. It still shines from the face of beloved family photos and…