Before Taylor County had finished picking up the pieces from Hurricane Idalia’s landfall, the area got another body blow.
Nineteen days after the Cat 3 storm hit the Big Bend, pulp and paper company Georgia-Pacific announced it would be closing its Perry mill and 525 people would be losing their jobs.
Fortunately, though, there’s another industry in the area that could use the help. The Department of Corrections has been facing a staffing crisis epic enough that they’ve had to consolidate prisoners in the southern part of the state, where there are more corrections officers, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Criminal
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