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District bids farewell to retirees

For Superintendent of Schools Paul Dyal, Tuesday’s regular school board meeting was bittersweet: saying good-bye to more than a dozen friends and colleagues who were retiring at the end of…

2 busted for ‘ice’ sales

Undercover operations by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) led to the arrest of two women on separate charges of selling “substantial” amounts of methamphetamine (also known as ice). Lacey…

City: Perry’s ‘front yard’ needs help

The Perry City Council is asking the Taylor County Commission to join its efforts in improving the appearance of Highway U.S. 19, the community’s “front yard” as seen by travelers…

Summer baseball camps are scheduled in June

Taylor County Bulldog Baseball Coach Reggie Wentworth will host his annual summer baseball camps this month. The first camp will be held June 8-12 and the second camp will run…

Unreported fire destroys residence

A residence off Sand Dollar Road was declared a total loss after fire consumed the home in a blaze believed to have happened sometime Saturday. Taylor County Fire- Rescue Chief…

County seeks additional grant for Forest Capital Hall improvements

With construction now underway on renovations at Forest Capital Hall, the Taylor County Commission is seeking another state grant to fund a proposed second phase of the improvements to the…

Two county paving projects make FDOT’s funding list

Each year the Taylor County Commission provides the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) with a list of local projects to be considered for state funding. Based on the latest version…

City pursues $700,000 grant for downtown canopy project

After two and a half years of preparation, the Perry City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to pursue a $700,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to fund Phase I of…

Residents approach Graham with personal concerns on veteran benefits, Social Security

Residents approach Graham with personal concerns on veteran benefits, Social Security

U.S. Representative Gwen Graham was in Perry Wednesday morning, talking with residents and listening to concerns ranging from veterans’ benefits to Social Security and beyond. Graham was here as part…

‘Below normal’ hurricane season expected

With the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season set to begin Monday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a below-normal year for tropical activity. But local…