Taco times


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Taco times
Portion of title:
Taylor County times
Physical Description:
Perry Newspapers, Inc.
Place of Publication:
Perry Fla
Creation Date:
July 10, 2013
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Newspapers -- Perry (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Taylor County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Taylor -- Perry
30.114444 x -83.5825 ( Place of Publication )


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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1961.
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Published on Wednesday.
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Description based on: 22nd year, no. 27 (Apr. 11, 1984).

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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An Amish construction crew was scheduled to arrive in Perry Taylor Correctional Institutions (TCI) K-9 team Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961 TacoTimes 50 One Section53rd year, No. 1www.perrynewspapers.comWednesdayJanuary 1, 2014 Weather Wednesday 62 4660% Thursday65 54 90% J January F February 1 GP, Buckeye merge 2013 2013 judge in decades. Bill Blue won the seat after longtime County Judge Stephen Buddy Murphy announced his retirement from the bench, opening the seat up for election. It was all about da crab at the annual Steinhatchee Fiddler Crab Festival. Please see page 2 Please see page 9 Stabbing victim critical New Port Richey woman trapped in overturned SUV Please see page 9 New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount scores on a 36-yard yardage in a game. (Courtesy of the New England Patriots/David Silverman photo)Please see page 9Blount sets Patriots recordMalcolm Jay


detail. Shopping carts were among those commonplace items that most people A-2 Taco Times January 1, 2014 2013 Threat triggers evacuation of court house; United Way exceeds goal YEAR IN REVIEW Continued from page 1 M MarchResidents witnessed the day-by-day progress made on the construction of the Grand Pavilion at Rosehead Park. A crew of Amish workers handled the project.Please see page 3 A bomb threat triggered the evacuation of the court house on March 11. Above, Judge Greg Parker, left, addressed some 100 county and state employees, along with attorneys and individuals slated to appear in court proceedings that morning, who all gathered in a nearby public parking lot to await word of the building being cleared.


Shirlie Hampton and Ventia Woodfaulk both took their seats last fall and dived in to share concerns they had received from voters in their respective districts. connect U.S. 19 and the up in the air as the county the permitting process as bid process. accident. and discovered in a tangle of trees and vines just feet from the crashed car. in the summer and become of her class gathered at her parking space at the high school and released balloons also hosted a celebration of her life in the school gymnatorium. to die during the school after being hit by a school bus; sophomore Angel an automobile accident less deaths of students at the Michael Thompson said. leave his fate in the hands plea offer that included three years after his arrest during a lunch adjournment his second day of trial and of Alfhild Snell in the supplying the cake. Snell every day and takes very little medicine. Among those attending the state. about an hour before and still had friends running. announced that they reached all of the outstanding shares of Buckeye Technologies per share in cash. The including debt. identifying them one step easier by having signs response to a proposal by Perry facility that resulted in strong odor and raised a number of complaints from neighboring residents. a mainstay at Buckeye crash that claimed the life of former mayor Emily completed its investigation and cited both drivers no proof of insurance and dates. funded through Taylor retiring Historical Society her 17 years of service. Dr. Peacock and Dr. Hendry commission and audience joined together to give her a standing ovation. the jurisdiction on the second day of his jury trial around 7 p.m. local time. in his absence and found continued to face foul over the placement of home at one of the eligible properties in the Pine Ridge the city made available to residents in a bid to promote The lots are surplus city and designated for the Three families had taken advantage of the program A-3 Taco Times January 1, 2014 2013 Senior class president killed in car crash; Veal runs Boston Marathon A April M May YEAR IN REVIEW Continued from page 2 Just one day back from her senior cruise, Jakourtney Tasha Davis was killed in a one-vehicle crash on C.R. 14 inside the Madison County line. Her mother, Tina Hopkins, 41, was also killed in the accident. Photo of the Year Silent witness Perhaps the most compelling evidence presented during the murder trial of Lloyd Phelps did not come from one source--murder victim Patricia Niece Knight, whose body has never been found. A Please see page 4


completed a site built home. would take up the ght Decades. A group of rst-year students at the Florida State University College A-4 Taco Times January 1, 2014 2013 Nine-year-old is bitten by pygmy rattlesnake; Lundy buys downtown treasure, Bloodworths YEAR IN REVIEW Continued from page 3 J June Please see page 5


of controlled substance; and Leroy Williams Jr., sale of cocaine. Allen Grifn was later arrested on charges of sale of cocaine/possession of a controlled substance. High School Bulldogs was one step closer to achieving his childhood dream after receiving news he was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball draft on Saturday, June 8. was attacked and beaten by two individuals while conducting a routine home visit. identity was not released, was hit in the face with a st by one suspect and manhandled by a second. operation by the Perry Police Department (PPD) a local convenience store for upheld the violation notice led against the owners of Starmart, located on North Jefferson Street, and suspended their business license for 31 days. A $500 ne was also levied against both the business owner and the store clerk who sold the product. School graduate, had sepsis which eventually led to the amputation of her members were rallying to her side. face a jury of his peers less than a year after being indicted for the murder of this week that a trial date set aside for the case that cousin) was rst reported missing. again to unfurl the dive ag, put a mask on and head to the coast to collect some bay season was slated to open in Gulf of Mexico state waters beginning Monday, July 1. appeared before the Perry local ordinance that could send him packing from his favorite corner. and ready for visitors. The Taylor County School Board approved a recommendation from Supt. of Schools Steinhatchee School as a change cut the schools middle school classes, which served grades six, seven and eight. Dyals recommendation included the provision of having those students transported School for instruction. in the spring by the one expected to have the biggest nancial impact on local governments in 1810, which was projected to cost the county, city and school board an estimated $890,000 this coming scal rates employers, including local governments, must pension program for their employees who participate in the program. medical community was mourning the loss of fellow physician and friend, Dr. Bas Mutnal, who died unexpectedly Sunday, June Board Member Danny Glover was named principal in Mayo. Parker of Perry assumed the responsibilities of chief workshop with a projected $700,000 decit due to a slight drop in revenues and a large uptick in expenses, namely state retirement and Medicaid costs. man was charged with driving under the inuence at a stop sign after crashing to the seizure of more than the arrest of a Perry man on drug trafcking charges. Greenville woman was killed when she pulled into the path of an oncoming log truck Monday, July 8, in Buckville. was formally charged with driving under the inuence injury Monday, July 8 nearly two years after (Walker) Lawless, the Perry mother who died in a car crash the night she turned 28 years old, and some issued a warrant for his arrest. was forced to make an emergency landing on U.S. with no damage to the plane and all four people onboard escaping injury. was being offered for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrator(s) of the 1974 murder of James Norris whose body was was seeking potential projects to consider should the county receive money penalties levied against British Petroleum (BP) for A-5 Taco Times January 1, 2014 2013 Scallopers unfurl dive ags; Steinhatchee School narrowed to students grades K-5 YEAR IN REVIEW Continued from page 4 A Perry Primary School student received a happy surprise when her father--stationed overseas in the military--made an unexpected visit to her classroom.Please see page 6 J July


the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A-6 Taco Times January 1, 2014 Obituaries 2013 92.1 suspends operations, principals shufed Cecil Judson Jones Florence M. Lutz Karen Renee Faircloth YEAR IN REVIEW Continued from page 5 Please see page 7


verdict handed down in less than one hour. Phelps was given a life sentence in prison, with no possibility of parole, just moments after the verdict was rendered. for operating a meth lab in his fathers mobile home on Vera Lane--the second time he had been charged with the same offense at the same location. Mike Smith abruptly resigned during the middle regular July 23 meeting. Smith scribbled out a oneline resignation on a sheet of notebook paper, folded it in half and tossed on the desk in front of Mayor Daryll Gunter before exiting through a side door. Daniel McLeod put his face in his hands and began to sob as Clerk of Court read a verdict of not guilty. The former law enforcement ofcer was on trial for one count of lewd or lascivious molestation (on a minor under the age of 16) and one count of lewd or lascivious battery (on a minor under two-woman jury deliberated for nearly three hours in the case, which started Monday, July 29. ordered held on a $300,000 bond, charged with one count of attempted murder following a shooting was holding the line on property taxes for city residents, but was eyeing incremental fee increases for some utility services. ones were mourning the loss of two fathers and their children who were killed in an early morning Bucky Ennger, 51, his son-in-law, Julius Jay Micale Sr., 35, and Micales 13-year-old son, Levi, were all pronounced dead at the scene; Enngers 16-yearold daughter, Katie, died while being transported (in an ambulance) to a waiting helicopter. the abrupt resignation of his replacement from a eld of four applicants. Taylor members rst choice for Bob Brown was able to hammer out an employment agreement during Tuesdays proceedings. Enforcement Board and appointing a special magistrate to assume the boards duties, which include ruling on city code violations. Shady Grove celebrated the grand opening of its new Village Post Ofce located and Buckeye Technologies previously announced acquisition of Buckeye by Georgia-Pacic. Members of the Perry City Council amended water and sewer rates as well as added a $1 monthly xed fee to gas bills. nearly 700,000 tons of lumber and wood products annually, according to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). did an unknown suspect who pried open a back door and burglarized Goodmans BBQ restaurant. debate that resonated in uncivil terms--with audience members booing speakers and lobbing allegations against a seated council Bob Brown called for an end to personal attacks that have included death threats against him. of Environmental Protection (FDEP) issued a notice of a draft permit that included numerous improvements at Buckeye including a 15mile pipeline to discharge the mills efuent near the gulf. shooting death of former Samuel Lee Hamilton Jr. in Gainesville, the U.S. Fugitive Task Force Jr. Sept. 15 in Hampton, Va., after an investigation spanning three states. support from community leaders and technical input from engineers against petitions and citizen Street so the area could be incorporated into a sprawling downtown lake and park. member Tonya Holton led an ethics complaint against alleging he misused his public position by parking his vehicle on a city sidewalk. testimony set the stage double-murder trial of 70-year-old Paul McNutt, who contended he acted in self-defense when he shot and killed Lee Spees Sr. and his son, Lee Jr., in the waning daylight hours of Dec. 5, 2011. testied in his own defense telling the jury his side of the story and the series of events Dec. 5, 2011, that resulted in the death of two men and the maiming of a third. The accused double-murderer spent nearly 90 minutes on the stand, answering a series of questions that drew a picture of a onceneighborly relationship between his family and the he said, which deteriorated as conict over a 30-foot dirt road escalated. Suspects led law enforcement ofcers on a 30-mile chase that reached 100 miles per hour and ended with a head-on collision a sheriffs patrol car late Thursday, Sept. 26. guilty of two counts of rst degree murder for the December 2011 shooting deaths of Lee Spees Sr. and his son, Lee Spees Jr. The six-person jury also found McNutt guilty of attempted murder in the shooting of a third victim. School Bulldogs ended a 20game losing streak against overtime victory. second degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison for the death of his School senior MaKenzie 2013 Florida Forest Festival Distinguished Young during a Motown Madness themed scholarship named rst runner-up. Enforcement Board met for a nal time Oct. 7; the board was dissolved and replaced by a special magistrate. arrested and charged with rst degree murder in connection to the death of Patricia Niece Knight, who disappeared in January 2006. Johnny Flowers, 66, was arrested Oct. 2 and was ordered held without bond. welcomed special guests from across the pond when the scientic team behind crew was documenting the labs month-long journey across the United States. Kaylan Kirk were crowned the 2013 Florida Forest Festivals Little King and Little Queen during glittering ceremonies held Oct. 12. Joining their royal court were: Grant Turner and Gracie Simmons, rst runners-up, and Nicholas Kinsey and Kaylee Mae Strickland, second runnersup. was planned for the citys new dog park, named in Ketring, a Perry teen who was killed in an automobile accident. every hand and was a Largest Free Fish Fry during his guest appearance at the 58th annual Florida Forest Festival. Community leaders were given a rsthand look at the inner workings of Taylor Partnership event held Oct. 30. Deputy Secretary among the special guests taking part in the tour. and Secretary of Health Dr. the Florida Department of Thursday, Oct. 31, to promote the Healthiest dismissed the ethics complaint led against Mike Deming, nding that the complaint lacked legal sufciency. Michael Frazier was found not guilty of operating a bottle club without a license following a two-hour nonjury trial held Nov. 1. 10-year lease agreement with the Doctors Memorial Hospital Board of Directors for the continued operation of the facility. its veterans Monday, Nov. 11, during a number of community ceremonies. School seniors Jamarcus Bohlman were crowned Homecoming King and school year. skies over the sprawling Gilman Building Products plant located off U.S. 19 North in the early morning hours of Nov. 13, with the blaze reportedly causing extensive damage to the lumber companys planer mill. children was killed in an automobile crash just three shy of her 28th birthday. was pronounced dead at the scene some two miles west on U.S. Highway 98 just past Deals Oyster House. Thankful hearts led to heartfelt actions for the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday, with some 10 area churches and more than 60 volunteers working together to distribute 1,220 meals to local individuals and families in need. currently earning minimum increase in their hourly pay Jan. 1, when Floridas minimum wage jumps to $7.93. prepared to welcome holiday crowds for its annual Planned events included a tree-lighting ceremony, a visit with Santa, caroling and more. President Dawn Taylor Leaders Dinner hosted by Scott at the Governors Mansion in Tallahassee. of cell phones were stolen from a local Verizon store during an early morning burglary Monday, Dec. 9. rolled out the red carpet to welcome Floridas First Dec. 9. sustained multiple critical injuries after being thrown from a vehicle in a single-car back-to-back emergency surgeries at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. good time was had by all attending the sixth annual Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival. More than $10,000 in prizes was awarded to competing BBQ teams from across Florida. ofcials aired concerns during a public hearing with Beshears and Sen. Bill Montford. wish came true when her older brother, whom she calls Bubby, surprised her surprise visit home from his O October N November D DecemberA-7 Taco Times January 1, 2014 2013 City attorney resigns; Curtis hired; Code Enforcement Board dissolved YEAR IN REVIEW Continued from page 6 S September A August Paul McNutt, left, showed little emotion when Clerk of Court Annie Mae months later, Perry Primary School rolled out the red carpet to welcome his


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