Downtown memorial bench plaque available

May 30, 2018

Perry Main Street has one remaining bench plaque available for purchase through its Memorial Bench Program in downtown Perry. The program not only honors and remembers loved ones, but also assists the Perry Main Street Advisory Board with advertising costs for promoting downtown.   The program is available to area residents, organizations and businesses as a way to honor or memorialize a friend, relative, graduating class or any other individual or group. The cost to purchase a memorial bronze plaque is $500, and the limit to the inscription will be determined by the engraver. The bench that is available for purchasing a plaque is at 1009 Jernigan Street. Please, visit here to view the list of existing memorial bench plaques. For more information, contact Main Street Coordinator Catherine Edgemon at (478) 988-2758.   Perry Main Street Advisory Board Member Yetoria DeShazier poses beside a bench plaque purchased through Perry Main Street’s Memorial Bench Program.

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New Municipal Court Judge

May 30, 2018

Starting June 2018, Judge Lewis will be the new lead Municipal Court Judge. Sharell Lewis is a 1985 graduate of the University of Georgia where she Majored in Business.  She attended the Walter f. George school of law at Mercer University where she obtained her J.D. in 1995. She served as the director of government affairs for the greater Macon chamber of commerce and spent three years as an associate with the law firm of Arnell, Golden & Gregory in the litigation division. She worked as an assistant district attorney for the Macon Judicial Circuit from 2001 through 2012.  She has prosecuted property crimes, narcotics cases and murder cases.   As an ADA her primary focus was major white collar crimes including mortgage fraud.  In addition to the criminal penalties, Sharell has taken advantage of the civil remedies available under the state’s racketeering statute in order to recover funds stolen in embezzlement and mortgage fraud schemes. In 2013 she became the Chief Assistant Solicitor-General for Bibb County Solicitor-General Rebecca Grist. In addition to her administrative duties, Sharell carries a full caseload concentrating on prosecuting DUI cases.  She also enjoys teaching and has lead continuing legal education courses for prosecutors and is a regular adjunct at the Georgia public safety training center in Forsyth where she focuses on courtroom testimony and DUI case preparation courses. Sharell has also taken several post courses including standardized field sobriety testing, advanced roadside impaired driving enforcement and the completed the drug recognition expert course and field evaluations. Sharell has been married for 22 years to Russell Lewis, a retired Macon police officer and the current chief investigator for the Georgia office of the secretary of state. She is an active member of Ingleside Baptist church in Macon, Georgia.

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Perry receives 2018 national Main Street accreditation

May 29, 2018

Perry has received accreditation for 2018 as a Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Perry’s Main Street program works to promote and create a thriving business district downtown and along main corridors into downtown, while preserving Perry’s historic resources and character. “We are excited for Perry’s Main Street Program to receive annual accreditation and pleased to know that our program continues to be a catalyst for investment and job creation downtown,” Perry Main Street Advisory Board Chairman Trish Cossart said. “Some of our exciting projects for the coming year are a coupon fundraiser that promotes downtown businesses, and we are discussing an outdoor dining event downtown in early November,” she said. The organization’s performance is annually evaluated by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet 10 performance standards. Evaluation criteria determine the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, securing an operating budget, tracking programmatic progress and actively preserving historic buildings. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Today, Main Street America is a network of more than 1,000 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Since 1980, communities participating in the program have leveraged more than $74.73 billion in new public and private investment, generated 614,716 net new jobs and 138,303 net new businesses and rehabilitated more than 276,800 buildings.

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Perry Water Battle June 30

May 29, 2018

The City of Perry and our Department of Public Services are excited to bring to you the 3rd annual Perry Water Battle! Join us at Rozar Park on June 30 at 11:00 a.m. to cheer on our Fire Department vs. Community Members in a friendly game of basketball and then head outside around 1:00 p.m.  for an EPIC WATER BATTLE! Our Fire Department will have numerous apparatuses and trucks set up for children to play in and the slip n’ slide will be BACK! Bring the whole family and enjoy a free afternoon of fun for everyone. **Please bring shoes to wear during this event. Some water activities are on a blacktop and we want to protect our toes!**

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Saturday Cinema on May 26 canceled

May 24, 2018

We are sad to announce this month’s Saturday Cinema on May 26 is canceled due to the wet conditions and inclement weather for the weekend. Be on the lookout for more details to come for the next Saturday Cinema on June 23rd.

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Saturday Cinema on May 26

May 22, 2018

Weather permitting, we are excited to host the Saturday Cinema this Saturday, May 26! To ensure logistics and parking safety, there is a LOCATION CHANGE to A.D. Redmond Park on 1534 James Street! Bring your own picnic starting at 7 pm and we will start the movie, COCO, at sunset! There will be FREE popcorn served as well. If the weather does not improve, we will let everyone know by Friday morning if the event has to be canceled.  

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Public Safety Day

May 22, 2018

We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the local food bank, Loaves and Fishes. We will also have certified child seat technicians available to check your child safety seats for proper fitment. The Perry Fire Department, Air Evac, and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety will all be present to demonstrate some of their equipment. There will be a dunking booth where you can take aim to soak your favorite Public Safety Officers. Pinky’s Shaved Ice will be on hand to help keep everyone cool.

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May Fire Safety Tip

May 18, 2018

https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Safety-in-the-home/Dryers-and-washing-machines  

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