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Proposed new primary school not included in DOE budget

While Florida Department of Education’s (DOE) Special Facilities Construction Committee recommended the Taylor County School District’s proposal for a new Perry Primary School be included in the agency’s 2014-15 budget,…

Williston Timber named ‘Logger of the Year’

Representatives from Williston Timber Company, Inc., will be featured in Saturday’s Florida Forest Festival King Tree Parade. The Florida Forestry Association recently named the business this year’s “Logger of the…

2 seriously injured in crash on C.R. 30

Two young men were airlifted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Monday night after both sustained serious injuries in a one-vehicle crash on C.R. 30. Neither man was wearing a seatbelt, the…

Davis takes the helm at Foley mill

Lee Davis assumed his responsibilities as vice president and general manager of the Foley Cellulose Mill Sept. 23, replacing former site manager Howard Drew. Since taking office, Davis said he…

‘A true American hero remembered’

‘A true American hero remembered’

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer More than 80 people gathered Monday afternoon to witness the dedication of a new bridge over the Aucilla River on U.S. 98 in honor…

Local officials seek legislators’ help with Florida Retirement System and Medicaid

Local officials seek legislators’ help with Florida Retirement System and Medicaid

Taylor County’s legislative delegation listened to a number of concerns from local officials for nearly an hour during a public meeting held in Perry Monday. Sen. Bill Montford and Rep.…

City eyes alcohol sales on Sunday

In a bid to keep its economic development momentum moving forward, the Perry City Council will look at modifying an ordinance that currently prevents the sale of alcohol (specifically applying…

TCHS Homecoming Parade

TCHS Homecoming Parade

The Pride of Taylor Marching Band led the way for Thursday’s Taylor County High School Homecoming Parade, which wound through the school district before finding its way downtown. Hundreds lined…

Early voting opens Oct. 20

Those wishing to miss the rush on Election Day on Nov. 4 can begin voting early Monday, Oct. 20, at the Supervisor of Elections office in the County Courthouse. According…

Amended school grade impacts district, teachers & administrators

For teachers and administrators at Taylor County Elementary School (TCES) and Perry Primary School (PPS), the recent adjustment of the elementary school’s grade from a “D” to a “C” was…