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Downtown Perry hosts first Friday Mardi Gras

Downtown Perry held its third "First Friday" event Friday night, and it was Mardi Gras themed. 

    Carroll Street was blocked off, and beads, masks, and the smell of beignets filled the air.

    People brought their pets out and participated in "MardiGrowl," dogs were dressed up in purple, green, and yellow to celebrate. 

    Joan Couch says she's lived in Perry her entire life and hopes the event draws people to the city. 

"It is a great town and anything they can do to get people to come downtown is a good thing," says Couch.

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Great Outdoors Show comes to Perry fairgrounds


"I definitely keep this date marked on my calendar. I know when it's coming up," said Chassey Johnson.

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.

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.


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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. 

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.