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Perry council to review bids for canine housing


The Perry Council will review bids for a new canine housing facility Monday.

The bids range from $544K to $1.2 million dollars. Four firms being considered are:

  • CMS Construction and Management Services, LLC
  • International City Builders
  • Jones Construction
  • Parrish Construction Group

The site is located at 500 Ball Street. Amenities of the facility include a laundry room, exam rooms and elevated kennel floors.


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Police say fugitive couple robbed store in Perry


Perry police say a fugitive couple from Missouri robbed a Houston County store late Monday night.

Customers at the Murphy Express gas station here behind me on Sam Nunn Boulevard in Perry, called police Monday night when they walked into the convenient store and noticed there was no clerk, and the cash register was left open.

 

Perry council prioritizing 5-year plan


Monday night, in the Perry City Council work session, they discussed a number of items, including where they would like to see the city in five years. 

As part of their strategic work plan, council members have been working on narrowing down their goals. 

They've divided the priorities into sections including, recreation, revenue, community development, and economic development.

Mayor Jimmy Faircloth says their next step is to pick which projects will be completed in the next 18 months and which are more long term. They will also remove items already completed from the list. 

Some of those at the top of the list right now, Faircloth says, include a new water treatment plant, as well as walking trails to connect their parks. 

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Fans gather for Southern Dirt Racing Association Expo


Some mud-slinging racers have gathered at the Georgia National Fairgrounds to swap tips and car parts.

It's the Southern Dirt Racers Association Fan Expo.

Drivers and fans of dirt racing get together to check out new racing products and auction off everything from tires to race cars.

State finds policy violations at Perry fairgrounds


A state investigation of management at the Georgia National Fair says the former executive director violated several state policies.

Hundreds gather in Perry for Christmas on Carroll Street


Thanksgiving has come to an end, but the holidays are just beginning. Hundreds gathered in downtown Perry Friday evening, all in the Christmas Spirit.

"It's so exciting, we love the holidays, we've been decorating all day," said Jennifer Wilson.

She brought her daughter Laney Grace for the classic Christmas tradition: a sit on Santa's lap, and whispers of Christmas wishes.

"I want a bike," said Laney Grace Wilson.

She wasn't the only one to ask Santa for a gift. Grown-ups, bearing no shame, took full advantage of St. Nick's presence.

"Santa Claus and Christmas is for everyone," said Jennifer Davis.

Some kids said Christmas on Carroll Street wasn't their first run-in with Mr. Claus. They even know him personally.