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Senator Cecil Staton Earns Perfect Score and A+ from Georgia Chamber

Senator Cecil Staton Earns Perfect Score and A+ from Georgia Chamber

 

ATLANTA – Sen. Cecil Staton (R- Macon) has received the highest ranking given on the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Scorecard. The Chamber’s legislative scorecard recognizes legislators that were most supportive of the business community during the 2012 Legislative Session.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized by the Georgia Chamber for my efforts to enact pro-business legislation aimed at strengthening Georgia’s private sector and our economy,” said Sen. Staton. “Serving as a member of the Senate Rules, Senate Appropriations, Senate Finance and Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committees, as well as Majority Whip, it was a privilege to work with legislators and interested stakeholders to make Georgia a better place to live, work and do business.”

Tri-City Mayors to Give Proclamations for Chamber Week 2012

Tri-City Mayors to Give Proclamations for Chamber Week 2012

WARNER ROBINS, GA- Warner Robins Mayor, Chuck Shaheen; Centerville Mayor, John Harley; and Perry Mayor, Jimmy Faircloth will give an official proclamation for the 2012 Chamber Week TODAY at 2:00p.m.  Event will be held at the Chamber offices; 1228 Watson Blvd.  The Robins Regional Chamber anticipates an exciting time as they host the very first Chamber Week (May 14- 18, 2012).  A brand new initiative of the Chamber, the week will showcase the role that the Chamber plays in the community by focusing on leadership development, community and government advocacy, education and networking.

Development Authority Holds Planning Retreat

Development Authority Holds Planning Retreat

 

PERRY, GA.-- The Perry Downtown Development Authority Planning Retreat is planned for Saturday, March 24, a DDA news release says.

That starts at 8 a.m. at Perry City Hall in Council Chambers.

 

Houston County January Unemployment Rates

Houston County January Unemployment Rates

Houston County's unemployment rate for January was 7.6 percent, the Georgia Department of Labor news release says.

That's compared to metro Macon's 9.9 percent unemployment rate for January.

But that's still less than a year ago, at 10.5 percent.

Sam Hall with the Georgia Department of Labor says the increases should not be cause for concern because seasonal workers leaving temporary holiday jobs play a major factor in the variation.

He says the important thing is the rate is lower than it was last year.

Foundation Established to Honor Late Mayor Worrall

 

PERRY, GA.--On Tuesday, March 20, Mayor James E. Faircloth, Jr. and members of the Perry City Council will formally announce the creation of the James E. Worrall Foundation in dedication to the former Mayor’s life and service to the city over 20 years (1989-2009), a news release says.

Houston County Voter Turnout

Houston County Voter Turnout

Of the registered voters in Houston County, 20.36 percent voted in the presidential primary election.

That's according to the Board of Elections.

That's an unofficial count, there is still possibility for absentee ballots to arrive.

Houston County SPLOST Passes

Houston County SPLOST Passes

9:48 p.m. SPLOST passes with 10,029 votes. 4,799 people voted against the SPLOST.

Here's how Houston County voted in the Presidential Primaries:

Newt Gingrich 5,728

Ron Paul 897

Mitt Romney 3,108

Rick Santorum. 3,532

Barack Obama. 1,322

Others 11

 

8:23 p.m. SPLOST passing with 69% yes. That's with 5% of precincts reporting.

Polls closed at 7 p.m.