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Fire Station Groundbreaking Delayed Due to Weather

Fire Station Groundbreaking Delayed Due to Weather

The Perry Fire Station's groundbreaking ceremony has been delayed due to "a recent abundance of rain and the residing water on site," according to a Parrish Construction Group news release.

The groundbreaking ceremony is now slated for Tuesday, October 9 at 10 a.m.

Perry City Council Agenda for September 17

Perry City Council Agenda for September 17

 

1. Call to Order:   Mayor James E. Faircloth, Jr.

2. Roll:

3. Items of Review/Discussion:  Mayor James E. Faircloth, Jr.

 

a.Discussion of seasonal adjustment data.

 

b.Need for stormwater utility.

 

c. Establishment of mentoring program.

 

d.Status of AL-ANON building.

 

e.Consider conditions for extension of water/sewer to new school on Langston Road.

 

f. Consider use of unrestricted balance in Hotel/Motel tax for balance of 21st Century Partnership request.

 

Perry Native to Compete in Paralympics

Perry Native to Compete in Paralympics

 

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- The 2012 London Paralympics begin Wednesday, and several Georgians are hoping to bring home the gold at the Games.

Learn who to root for here:

Houston County Schools Announces Twitter Account

Houston County Schools Announces Twitter Account

If you have a Twitter account, now you can follow Houston County Schools by searching their Twitter handle @HoustonCountySS (account) on Twitter.com.

Jones Zone | Who Will Win: Peach County or Perry?

Jones Zone | Who Will Win: Peach County or Perry?

The Jones Zone kicks off the 2012 football schedule this week! Ben and Lorra go head to head each week picking their game winners.

They want you to also weigh in and vote! This week, you can vote for Peach County vs. Perry, Tattnall vs. Westfield and Dublin vs. Dodge County.

Last year, Lorra took home the Jones Zone championship, but you, the fans, fought hard to make her win as narrow as possible. Even Ben wasn't far behind!

This year, we're starting fresh. Everyone's record is reset, and the challenge is back on!

If you're new to the Jones Zone, each week, Ben, Lorra, and the fans vote on who will win three games from around Central Georgia. The polls are located below, and you just choose who you think will win. Every Wednesday, Ben and Lorra will make their picks, but you can still vote until right up until the games start!

Houston County's Unemployment Rate Slightly Rises in July

Houston County's Unemployment Rate Slightly Rises in July

Houston County's unemployment rate rose to 8.1 percent in July compared to June's eight percent, according to a Georgia Department of Labor news release.

The rate rose due to 84 layoffs in manufacturing, construction, retail trade, professional and technical services, administrative and support services, and health care and social assistance.

Houston County's unemployment rate is lower than Georgia's unemployment rate of 9.3 percent. In June, Georgia's rate was 9 percent, and in July 2011, the rate was 10 percent.

Bibb County's unemployment rate is 10.7 percent and metro Athens has the lowest unemployment rate in Georgia with 7.4 percent for July.