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Commissioners: Minimal tax rate increase funds pay raises?

After nearly 17 hours of budget workshops, the Taylor County Commission appears close to finalizing its preliminary budget, which will include a raise for most employees, funded through a slight…

Council: Eliminate natural gas discount and fluoride in water?

In contrast to the county commission’s 17-hour long budget workshops, the Perry City Council sailed through a review of its 2016-17 budget and, in less than 30 minutes, effected increases…

City rejects tax increase

The Perry City Council rejected a recommendation to make an incremental increase in its millage rate, from 5.7474 to 5.8458. The increase would have generated an additional $29,000 in revenue.…

Apply here for firearm carry permit

Taylor County residents can now apply for their statewide concealed weapons license locally at the office of Tax Collector Mark Wiggins. After starting with a three-county pilot program, Florida Commissioner…

Mathis brings 25 years of civic leadership to school board bid

Mathis brings 25 years of civic leadership to school board bid

Backed by 25 years of civic leadership and experience, Jeannie Mathis is making a run for Taylor County School Board’s Dist. 3 seat. “Becoming a school board member is something…

Pickford says he is ‘the right voice’ for Perry City Council’s District 2

Pickford says he is ‘the right voice’ for Perry City Council’s District 2

Donnie L. Pickford, who says, as a proven leader, he is “the right voice at just the right time,” has announced his candidacy for the Perry City Council, Dist. 2,…

Fire training facility will benefit county, city and GP departments

Fire training facility will benefit county, city and GP departments

Local firefighters will soon have a live-fire training facility after the county received a $36,000 donation from the Georgia-Pacific Foundation and the Foley Cellulose Mill. Public Relations Manager Scott Mixon…

Alex James Griffin Sr.

Alex James Griffin Sr., 75,  died July 24, 2016. Visitation will be held 4-6 p.m. on July 29, 2016 at Mt. Olive M.B. Church. Services will be held at 11…

Back-to-school tax holiday will run 3 days

The 2016-17 school year begins in less than two weeks, but those parents and students wishing to take advantage of Florida’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday will have to wait…

Triggerfish harvest will remain closed through December

The recreational harvest of gray triggerfish will remain closed to harvest in Gulf state and federal waters through Dec. 31, with the season re-opening Jan. 1, 2017. At a meeting…

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