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DMH starts new year in the red

Facing shrinking patient numbers and the loss of one of its surgeons, Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH) has started its fiscal year in the red. DMH CFO Doug Faircloth presented the…

Mayor Sullivan addresses security concerns, seating arrangements

Mayor Sullivan addresses security concerns, seating arrangements

Talking the helm as mayor has given Councilman David Sullivan a different perspective, literally, than the one afforded by his previous sitting assignment. Seated in the center chair, Sullivan is…

Park hours extended for walking trail

The Perry City Council has a few housekeeping issues to address before putting its final stamp of approval on the new Rosehead Park, mainly about the rules and regulations governing…

County finalizes meeting locations

With two new board members and a new chairperson, the Taylor County Commission has finalized its reorganization which began in November. At its Dec. 13 meeting, the board unanimously agreed…

No decision after hours of interviews

The Taylor County Commission spent nearly five hours Wednesday afternoon interviewing seven candidates for the open county administrator position. The board delayed any deliberations on a potential hire, however, after…

Man sees police, takes off running

Officers were out in force last Thursday conducting a sweep of more than a dozen alleged drug dealers and their presence evidently triggered a 24-year-old man’s “fight or flight” impulse.…

Superintendent/school board conference

Superintendent/school board conference

Danny Glover Jr., along with newly elected school board members Deidra Dunnell, Jeanne Mathis and Bonnie Sue Agner, and veteran board member Brenda Carlton, recently attended the annual superintendent and…

Grant may help hurricane victims

After “another successful year providing housing assistance to local residents,” the Taylor County Commission plans to apply for an additional $750,000 from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The…

12 alleged dealers nabbed

The Perry Police Department (PPD) detective division capped the year by closing a number of drug investigations that triggered a round-up of 12 alleged street level drug dealers. Eight arrests…

Beating leaves 3-year-old with welts, bruises

A three-year-old child sustained bruises and welts after his/her father allegedly attacked the toddler during a physical altercation Thursday afternoon, Dec. 15. Howard Emory Jr., 29, faces one count of…