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My husband and I currently live in Indianapolis, IN. He has a job offer as a chemist for buckeye technologies and we are considering relocating. Can anyone give me any information on where to look as far as rental properties and apartments. I have looked online, but it doesn't seem like there is much available in Perry or Taylor County. Is there another town nearby that might have more options? We really don't want to drive from Tallahassee and spend so much on gas. Although, it seems like that what most people are recommending. Plus, I hate large cities! We've lived in Indianapolis for 2 years and I couldn't be more unhappy. There's so much crime and traffic is horendeous. Since we know no one and have no knowledge on the area, any information would be helpful. Thanks!
Also, is there anywhere in Taylor county that has nursing positions open. RIght now I work in behavioral health.
You might want to reconsider. Perry pretty much sucks. That whole part of the state has never been very good for employment. Always tied to timber and timber products (wood chips, lumber, pulpwood, paper, paper products, etc) and the past 20 years, several mills have closed. Perry was always the most polluted place in the area, the state's only "industrial river" (read: HIGHLY TOXIC), the Fenholloway River runs through there. Local industries dumped all sorts of toxic **** in there for years and people started having kids with 3 eyes and 12 toes.
Our IDIOT governor also threw YEARS of progress out the window by relaxing pollution regulation not long after he took office. Buckeye is a large republican donator...
The state Environmental Regulation Commission on Thursday approved a rule allowing the Buckeye Florida pulp mill near Perry to discharge a darker wastewater than previously had been allowed.
The mill, built in 1954, is the largest employer in Taylor County with more than 500 workers. Buckeye also has been the target of environmentalists and their disputes with regulatory agencies because of the mill's historic pollution of the Fenholloway River. Buckeye has proposed building a 15-mile pipeline from the plant to near the mouth of the Fenholloway at the Gulf of Mexico to discharge 41 million gallons per day of treated wastewater.
The dark brown discharge was blamed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection during the 1990s for killing 10 square miles of sea grass in the Gulf. But DEP now says sea grasses have grown back as the company has reduced the darkness of the discharge by half since the early 1990s. The company has spent more than $90 million on plant upgrades to reduce pollution, said Ray Andreu, the plant's manager of environmental and regulatory affairs. He said there is no technology available to further reduce the color of the discharge.
But the Clean Water Network of Florida opposed the rule change, pointing to other pulp mills that have further reduced their color. Linda Young, the group's director, said the proposed pipeline permit would allow the continued pollution of the river and Gulf. But she was cut off by ERC Chairman Don Ross, who said the panel wasn't considering the proposed permit that would allow the pipeline.
"We expected it," Young said after the meeting. "There shouldn't be blatant disregard for what the public brings to this discussion."
I found a site that lists some apartments in Perry, Perry Apartments for Rent - Perry Apartments Reviews and Ratings
I would not rent anything site unseen. You would probably be happier living in Tallahassee, it is far from being a large city. You would need to come into Tallahassee for shopping malls, etc anyway. There is a hospital in Perry but most of the people that live there come into Tallahassee for their medical care.
Does anybody remember Ole Jimmy Thomas from 1968? He dated a girl named Ann but can not for the life of me recall her last name. Email me at [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email]. Iim giving him a huge birthday celebration and want to surprise him. LOL.
Don't make the mistake of moving to this crooked town!
I lived here for a short time. I worked at a local prison. During my time working here I witnessed atrocities of Guards, local residents of Perry, beat inmates and treat them so badly I could not sleep some nights wondering of how I could report these fellow workers and keep my job in the process. The prison in perry makes up a high percentage of the Jobs in this area. So you have to think? If these people have absolutely no respect for human rights, how do you think it will roll over into their personal life? Now you have to keep in mind that some of these inmates could be YOU! What I mean by that is some of the inmates are in jail simply because of floridas mandatory sentencing laws. Some of these inmates that get physically abused by the residents of Perry (the guards), are serving time for driving infractions, fishing violations, minor infractions that in most other parts of the country would require a fine, but in Florida, it's a mandatory sentence in a State Prison. I have witnessed, reported to no action what I had seen occur, and told to keep my mouth shut. This eventually with other factors convinced me to quit the job and relocate to another State.
The mindset of the generations of citizens of Perry is that if you are an "outsider", not born and raised there, then you don't belong. The buckeye mill is all Family, the School System is all family, the Prison had so many Moms, Dads, daughters and Sons working there it was like a giant reunion, so you can imagine all the infighting that went on not to mention jealousy against outsiders taking jobs from the locals. The only reason I ended up employed in the position I had was because there wasn't any "Local Boys" that had the skills for the job, I still caught hell!
I would estimate that 90 percent of the jobs in the county go to locals. If you don't have a special skill that none of the locals can do, you can forget about employment. I have seen good folks driven out of perry simply because there neighbors refused to befriend them. I have seen people come to work in this town and driven out because "Bubbas" brother wanted his job and the fine friends of Bubba helped get the outsider fired.
The mentality of these people is unbelievable. It is a inherited behavior, these people are filled with selfishness and hate, contempt and down out disrespect for there fellow man. It was the sickest town I have ever seen! Even the local Law Enforcement requires cronyism as a preresiquit for obtaining employment. Again, if your not from Perry, they won't help you! I had a need for help from the goog ole boys of Taylor county's police force and because no one there knew me, I was treated very badly. I don't want to get into the Judicial System, but if you don't know the Judge, and the Judge knows the person that wronged you and caused you to request a day in court to solve a matter, you can forget it!! The Cronyism runs deep in Taylor County!
The fact is that the generations of family's that make up Taylor County does not want YOU in their community if you are an outsider! They will not welcome you, they will let you know where they stand and they will treat you and your family like dirt. If you move there you will not find friendship, only suspicious people talking about you to there other neighbors of which is ussaully their family members and within a year you will feel so unwelcome in this place that you will actually get depressed.
The only recreation is fishing and hunting. I guess you could go swimming at the 1000 foot beach at Keaton. I was an Elk Member in two previous city's I lived in before moving there to Perry, I wasn't allowed to join the local elks club in Taylor County though.
I am going to close this now, I could go on and on for hours of the bad expierences I had in Taylor county Fl and never experienced in the 5 other U.S. communities i have lived in the last thirty years. I found friendlier people during a third country deployment in a hostile country when i was in the military. I spent 4 years in Perry and didn't have any friends outside of my own family. I did try! but I think you get the jest of it. All I can do is say let those people stay locked in the 1800s mentality and move anywhere but to Taylor County Florida! I promise you will find happiness more in Hell than you can in Taylor County Florida.
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