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New members elected to the Houston Board of Education

 

Houston County Board of Education now has two new members. Hoke Morrow took the seat for Post 6, while Bryan Upshaw won for Post 7.

Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

Early voting for July runoff begins Monday

Early voting for July runoff begins Monday

Early voting for several state and local races begins Monday, June 30th. It will continue through Friday, July 18th. Election day is Tuesday, July 22nd. Here's a overview of who you'll find on the ballot when you go to cast your vote. U.S. Senate Race: Republican Runoff Rep.

JFK wins state Senate seat

JFK wins state Senate seat

 

Macon-based attorney John F. Kennedy won the district 18 state Senate seat against emergency physician Spencer Price.

Perry named among Top 10 Best Places in Georgia

Perry named among Top 10 Best Places in Georgia

PERRY, Ga.-Life is good in Perry. The Houston County was named on Movoto's recent list of the Best Places in Georgia.

The real estate blog examined all of Georgia's cities with a population of at least 10,000 before narrowing it down to 11 (nine of which are in metro Atlanta; two cities tied for 10th place). It used such statistics as amenities, cost of living, median household income, crime, tax and unemployment rates, and commute times to determine the ranking.

The top 10 include:

Job opening in Perry

Job opening in Perry

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Senator Tolleson receives high marks on Georgia Chamber's report card

Senator Tolleson receives high marks on Georgia Chamber's report card

ATLANTA (May 5, 2014) | Sen. Ross Tolleson (R- Perry) has received an ‘A+’ grade on the Georgia Chamber’s 2014 legislative scorecard. The Georgia Chamber’s scorecard recognizes legislators that supported pro-business initiatives during the recent legislative session. Midterm assessments from the 2013 legislative session, as well as a final grade for the biennial legislative term were also included on this year’s scorecard.

“I am honored by this recognition from the Georgia Chamber,” said Sen. Tolleson.  “This was a very successful session as the legislature passed numerous economic development measures as well as Senate Bill 213, otherwise known as the Flint River Drought Protection Act.  I am thankful for the support of the Chamber in passing SB 213 which will enhance our agricultural economy, provide preparations for extreme drought conditions and enhance water management for the Lower Flint Basin.”