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Job opening in Perry

Job opening in Perry

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Perry health inspection ratings

Perry health inspection ratings

See how Perry restaurants rated with the Georgia Department of Health from April 23-May 23.

  • 100-American Deli
  • 100-Coffee Cup on the Green
  • 100-Papa John's
  • 100-Rusty's
  • 100-Skipper Johns of Perry
  • 96-Domino's Pizza
  • 93-Subway
  • 91-Krystal
  • 89-New Perry Hotel
  • 88-McDonalds
  • 87-Captain D's
  • 87-Longhorn, on May 13. On May 6, inspectors gave the restaurant a score of 75. They returned on May 13 for an improved score of 87.
  • 84-S. Deli & Wings
  • 82-Autumn Terrace
  • 81-Sonny's Real Pit BBQ

Houston County jobless rate reaches 6.1 percent

Houston County jobless rate reaches 6.1 percent

Unemployment in Central Georgia has decline again since March.

According to a release, the Central Georgia area's jobless rate fell to 7 percent in April, down from March's 7.3 percent.

Houston County's unemployment rate reached 6.1 percent. Houston County is one of 97 counties in the state with a jobless rate below eight percent.

A year ago in April 2013, Central Georgia's regional jobless rate reached 8.3 percent.

Repairs continue at Perry's Crossroads Apartments


New flooring, fire alarms, and promises to continue repairs give the people who live at Crossroads Apartments a stronger foundation to stand on.

"They're good to their tenants and they understand when you have a problem," said Edna Rich, a tenant at Crossroads.

It's been more than two months since Houston County Superior Court Judge Edward Lukemire gave Perry complex Crossroads Apartments 60 days to make repairs.

The fire department says some problems placed tenants in imminent danger even though many wished to stay.

Fliers were posted around the complex saying it had been condemned and giving tenants just two hours to evacuate.

We spoke to Willie Bass that evening as he and 15 other tenants were trying to figure out what to do after getting the news.

"I was quite angry ... frustrated," Bass said.

Houston County voters face July runoff

Houston County voters face July runoff

Georgia voters statewide can decide several primary runoffs on July 22.

But people in Houston and Hancock counties are also scheduled to decide school board races.

And people in four Central Georgia counties will vote on a primary runoff for a congressional seat.

Here is what people will see on the July 22 ballots:

JFK wins state Senate seat

JFK wins state Senate seat

 

Macon-based attorney John F. Kennedy won the district 18 state Senate seat against emergency physician Spencer Price.

Perry named among Top 10 Best Places in Georgia

Perry named among Top 10 Best Places in Georgia

PERRY, Ga.-Life is good in Perry. The Houston County was named on Movoto's recent list of the Best Places in Georgia.

The real estate blog examined all of Georgia's cities with a population of at least 10,000 before narrowing it down to 11 (nine of which are in metro Atlanta; two cities tied for 10th place). It used such statistics as amenities, cost of living, median household income, crime, tax and unemployment rates, and commute times to determine the ranking.

The top 10 include: