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Perry High Featured in Capitol Art Show Exhibit

Perry High Featured in Capitol Art Show Exhibit

 

PERRY, GA.– Art by Perry High School students was featured in the Capitol Art Exhibit in Atlanta.  Tiffany Nance, Ashley Collins and art teacher Catherine Heller attended a reception in February that featured the art, a Houston County Board of Education news release says.

The Capitol Art Exhibit is cosponsored by the Georgia Art Education Association (GAEA) and the Office of the Secretary of State.  It is the premier event of Youth Art Month and the largest student exhibition in the state.  The purpose of the exhibit is to share with our legislators and the public the exceptional, creative ability of Georgia's students. Only two students per art teacher are chosen to participate.

Ashley and Tiffany are pictured with their artwork.  Ashley created the black and white ties and Tiffany’s art is the brown bicycle with newspapers.  They are also pictured with Representative Larry O’Neal and Heller.

See Who Your Neighbors Support with Campaign Donations

See Who Your Neighbors Support with Campaign Donations

See who in your area donated to whose presidential campaign by zipcode on the Federal Election Commission website.

Click here to see the 2012 Election Campaign Finances. You can search by zipcode in Georgia.

Lobbyists Spend Thousands on Midstate Lawmakers

Capitol lobbyists spent thousands of dollars on midstate lawmakers in 2011, and they're on pace to spend as much or more in 2012.

According to reports filed with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, lobbyists shelled almost $37,000 on 12 of Central Georgia's state legislators last year.

The reports reveal that lobbyists bought meals, sports tickets and lodging for the lawmakers. The reports also reveal that the more power a lawmaker has, the more money lobbyists spend on them.

When the General Assembly is in session, hundreds of lobbyists spend thousands of hours on the third floor halls near the House and Senate chambers.

Every day, lobbyists pull lawmakers aside to discuss pending bills, and as the transparency reports reveal, lobbyists open their wallets and pick up legislators' tabs on everything from baseball and football tickets to motel and food expenses.

Houston County Early Voting Saturday at Perry Office

Houston County Early Voting Saturday at Perry Office

If you're a registered voter in Houston County, you can vote in the primaries tomorrow from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Saturday's voting is only open at the Board of Elections office at 801 Main St. in Perry.

 

Perry City Council Planning Session Date Set

Perry City Council Planning Session Date Set

 

Mayor Faircloth announced a planning session of the Perry City Council on March 13, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The meeting will be at the Comfort Inn on Lect Drivein Perry.

Advance Voting Starts for Georgia Presidential Primary

Polls opened Monday morning across the state to kick off the presidential primary election.

Voters will decide who they'll want to face President Barack Obama in the November general election.

Bibb County Elections Supervisor Elaine Carr said it seems that more and more people are taking advantage of voting early.

"The voters are beginning to gradually really tune in to advance voting and they're really picking up on it," said Carr. "The 2008 general election, 29,000 of our voters voted in here in this office."

Carr said their office and others across the state will be open through Friday, March 2, and for the first time this year, you can also vote early on a Saturday.

"It will be February 25; we'll be open 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. for any voters that can't get in here during the week and have trouble on election day going," said Carr.

Last Day: Register to Vote for the Primaries

Last Day: Register to Vote for the Primaries

Today is the last day to register to vote in the presidential primaries.

If you're not registered to vote, you can see where to register in Houston County.

Monday, February 6 is the voter registration deadline.

Things you need to register: