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Miss Dogwood Pageant

The Miss Dogwood Pageant is scheduled for Saturday, March 5.

The event will begin at 2 p.m. with Tiny Miss Dogwood, Little Miss Dogwood and Junior Miss Dogwood.

At 7:30 p.m., the pageant will feature Miss Pre-Teen Dogwood, Miss Teen Dogwood and Miss Dogwood.

The pageants will take place in the Perry High School Auditorium.

For more information, call the Perry Chamber of Commerce at 478-987-1234.

The 23rd Annual Perry Dogwood Festival is scheduled for April 9-10.

PHS AFJROTC Color Guard Presents at State Court

PHS AFJROTC Color Guard Presents at State Court

Perry High School’s AFJROTC program was asked to present the colors at Judge Jason Ashford’s State Court official swearing-in ceremony Jan. 3, 2011.  

Perry High School put forth its varsity Color Guard and was not unnoticed by Judge Ashford during his opening remarks.  “Isn’t it nice to start a ceremony with a Color Guard made up of these wonderful young people,” he remarked.  “They did such a good job and we should all be real proud of them.”


Kings Chapel Elem. Hosts February Fling

Kings Chapel Elementary will hold a February Fling this Saturday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the school. 

This event will feature carnival games, inflatables, a silent auction, bake walk concessions and more. 

Students, parents, friends, family, and community members are invited to attend.  Wristbands cost $7 for children ages four and up and include games and inflatables. 

Adults and children under four are admitted free. 

Kings Chapel Elementary is located at 460 Arena Rd in Perry.

Perry Idol Finalists & Alternates Announced

Perry Idol Finalists & Alternates Announced

The Perry Idol Committee of the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce announced its 2011 Perry Idol Finalists & Alternats.

The Perry Idol Finale will be held Saturday, March 19th, 6 p.m. at the River Church in Kathleen.

That's according to a Perry Chamber news release.

Tickets will be sold at the Perry Chamber in advance $7 for Adults, $3 for Children. Cost the night of the event will be $10 for Adults, $5 for children. Call (478) 987-1234 for details.

In the Adult Category (Ages 15 and up) are: Aveon Williams, Ben Robbins, Chad Davis, Dawn Weaks, Gina Hodges, Jessica Davis, Jill Davis, Kerrence Thomas, Mikanell Rodriguez, Morgan James, Sam Fisher and Wesley Willis, Jr. The two alternates that were chosen were Samantha Bartlette and Taylor Dixon.

Sen. Tolleson Offers Mechanism to Fund Water Projects

Sen. Ross Tolleson (R-Perry) has introduced a bill that creates new options for financing water projects in communities throughout the state. 

That is according to a Senate Press Office news release.

The Georgia Public/Private Water Supply Act of 2011 (Senate Bill 122) will allow state and local governments to voluntarily partner with private investors on the construction of reservoirs and other water infrastructure projects.

Local Children Selected for Touring 'Wizard of Oz' Show

Local Children Selected for Touring 'Wizard of Oz' Show

The National Tour of “The Wizard of Oz” announced that 12 children from Central Georgia will perform the roles of munchkins in Macon showings of the beloved classic live on stage.

“The Wizard of Oz” will be performing at The Grand Opera House March 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Macon.

That is according to a Grand Opera House news release

Macon dance studio Academy of the Performing Arts auditioned, selected and will prepare all 12 munchkins for their choreographed songs and dances in the production. The children will have the opportunity to dance alongside a nationally touring Broadway company and learn valuable, real-world skills while having fun. Owners Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss, both with 30 years’ experience, are excited to be a part of this production.

Sen. Tolleson Reports from the Capital

--Submitted by the Senate Press Office, written by Senator Tolleson.

Every year, I enjoy visiting with all the bright and talented students from the 20th Senate District who visit the State Capitol.  This week I met with the Youth Leadership of Warner Robbins, a program designed by the local Chamber of Commerce to expose young leaders to the dynamic community and encourage their input and creativity.  Also from Warner Robbins were several members of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) who visited the Capitol during National FCCLA Week to celebrate this student organization that helps young men and women become leaders.