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Have 'a cup of Caroll Street history' in Perry

Have 'a cup of Caroll Street history' in Perry

The Perry Area Historical Society is covering the west side of Carroll Street for November's edition of "A Cup of History."

According to a press release, It'll be November 12 at 3 p.m. until about 4 p.m. The tour guide is Ellie Loudermilk.

Come to hear stories about people, buildings and memorabilia about the 200-year-old street.

For more information, please call Coffee Cup co-owner Gary Moulliet at 478-550-8169.

'Comic Con' to come to Perry

'Comic Con' to come to Perry

PerryCon, the city's version of "Comic Con," is being held in November.

The event will be held November 6, 7 and 8 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds. According to a news release, it'll be an all-star comic and television three-day expo, featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, industry guests and more.

For more information, click here.

Royal Alpaca Challenge moves to Perry

Royal Alpaca Challenge moves to Perry

The Royal Alpaca Challenge and Fiber Festival, sponsored by the Georgia Alpaca Association, will premiere the event on the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry this year.

The event will be November 7 and 8. The news release states people can talk to alpaca breeders, meet top alpacas in the country and shop vendors selling products made from alpaca fleece.

The hours will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Military challenge coming to Perry

The Green Beret Challenge is coming to Perry in February 2016 at the Guardians Center.

According to a news release from the Perry Sports Council, the challenge is ideal for adventure racing enthusiasts. The race will be February 20th and 21st.

 The release said it offers a series of military style challenges along an eight-mile course which requires participants to push, pull, carry, crawlo or climb their way to the finish line.

Four-person teams and individuals can compete.

Categories include all-male, co-ed and all female. Age groups in the individual competition will be from 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49 and 50+/

Fore more information or to register, click here.

"Cruise in" to the Classic Car Show in Perry

"Cruise in" to the Classic Car Show in Perry

A Couple of Jerks Soda Fountain Shop in downtown Perry will be holding a classic car "cruise-in."

Mike Vinson, the shop owner, said he expects more than 100 cars October 24 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Carroll Street, according to a news release.

Vinson said in the release he invites anyone with a classic car to show up for the event. Streets near the shop will be closed to traffic to allow car ow ners a place to show the cars.

Live music will be provided at the shop.

For more information, call 478-841-0939 or visit the shop's Facebook page.


Perry Housing team to host Neighborhood Clean-Up Day

Perry Housing team to host Neighborhood Clean-Up Day

Everybody will do their share for Neighborhood Clean-Up Day in September in Perry.

According to a news release, the Perry Housing team is setting up shop to clean-up the Five Points neighborhood as part of participation in the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing program (GICH). The cleanup is from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 12.

The release states volunteers are needed and asked to report at 8 a.m. on Walcott Street (behind Taco Bell) in Perry for assignments.

For additional information, please contact the Department of Community Development at 478-988-2720.

Proposed Government Regulations Are Challenging to Members' Electric Bills

REYNOLDS/PERRY/WARNER ROBINS/COLUMBUS-Proposed government regulations are expected to be extremely challenging for Flint Energies member bills, according to Chief Executive Officer Bob Ray.

“Since 2008, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has generated at least nine new regulations which attempt to reduce coal-fired generation for power plants,” said Ray. “Just two of those regulations have already cost Flint members $105 million.”

“These regulations essentially prevent construction of future coal generation plants,” he said. “The new ‘Clean Power Plan’ which has been proposed gives Georgia no credit for already reducing emissions since 2005, sets targets for renewable energy and efficiency which will cost more than they save, calls for more natural gas generation but no more gas pipelines to get the gas into Georgia….and effectively destroys affordable energy for our members.”