Governor Kemp’s Executive Order Information

April 3, 2020

Governor Kemp’s shelter-in-place order begins today at 6:00 p.m. and extends through April 13 at 11:59 p.m. The order states residents must stay home unless engaging in essential services, performing necessary travel, performing minimum basic operations, or are those part of the critical infrastructure work force. Essential Services means obtaining necessary supplies or services for your household. This includes traveling to the grocery store, medical appointments, and pharmacies. You may also travel to pick up food or have it delivered to your house. You may also leave your house in the event of an emergency. Necessary travel means the travel required for someone to conduct or participate in essential services, minimum basic operations, or work for Critical Infrastructure. Read the Governor’s full order: bit.ly/2UXhUGi Governor’s Office COVID-19 information: bit.ly/2RarR1T Critical Infrastructure information: bit.ly/3bLIOaM Specific questions regarding this order should be directed to the Georgia Hotline by calling 844-442-2681. Updates will be provided as specific guidance from the Governor’s Office is received. Learn more about our response to COVID-19. A curfew is NOT in place at this time. The City remains open for business and is here to serve you.

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The Swanson Receives Rave Reviews

March 4, 2020

The Telegraph & macon.com reporters Justin Baxley and Jenna Eason experienced the Southern Dining Experience of The Swanson! Great food, excellence service, and southern charm…that’s what #WhereGeorgiaComesTogether is all about! Check out their review at https://www.macon.com/…/positively-fo…/article240657676.html.

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Perry Main Street Program Named Georgia Main Street of the Month

February 3, 2020

The City of Perry’s Main Street Program is Georgia Main Street’s “Main Street of the Month” in February. “Historic Downtown Perry has been a Classic Main Street Community since 2014. Over the last six years, we have experienced monumental growth and change that has not only diversified our business mix downtown, but our community as a whole. Our downtown, with the support of our leadership and the assistance and resources provided by the Georgia Main Street Program, is home to around 190 businesses and counting. Our Main Street program is hard at work continuing to cultivate a downtown curated of unique experiences and destinations for both our residents and visitors. There is something for everyone in Historic Downtown Perry and the future is good in the city Where Georgia Comes Together!” –Haley Bryant, Main Street Coordinator Perry’s Main Street Program is a designated Classic Main Street Community by the state of Georgia and nationally accredited by the National Main Street Center.  All Classic Main Street communities are required to meet ten standards for accreditation.  They place an emphasis on historic preservation, education, and economic development leading itself to an active and vibrant downtown. The Georgia Main Street Program began in 1980.  The initiative now serves as one of the largest Main Street networks in the country.  Perry is one of 118 Main Street Cities in Georgia.

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Carroll Street and Main Street Road Closures January 20-24

January 17, 2020

Portions of Carroll Street and one lane of Main Street will be closed January 20 – 24. The streets will still be accessible through detours throughout the project. Please use caution in this area.

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Perry is Glowing With Christmas Spirit!

December 5, 2019

Perry is glowing with the holiday spirit! Thanks to everyone who submitted pictures so far. Does your Perry home or business have a holiday light display? We would love to know about it! Submit the address (if desired) and a picture of the lights through our Facebook, Instagram, or email Tabitha.Clark@perry-ga.gov. We have a map of holiday light display locations!  

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New Restaurant Planned for Downtown Perry Receives $10,000 Tourism Grant

November 25, 2019

The Perry Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Georgia Power presented a $10,000 check to Oliver Hazard’s restaurant in front of their new location at 905 Carroll Street in Historic Downtown Perry. Oliver Hazard’s founders are John Hulbert and Chad Evans.  Mr. Evans is a founder of several popular destination restaurants in downtown Macon.  Nearly all the menu items will be harvested or purchased from Georgia-based growers in a farm-to-table concept.  They hope to draw visitors who are local and “foodies” who travel to dine.  A full bar will offer liquor, wine, and craft beer from Georgia’s finest craft breweries. The name Oliver Hazard is the heartbeat of Perry’s history.  Perry, incorporated in 1824, was named after Oliver Hazard Perry, a hero from the War of 1812. City of Perry Economic Development Director, Ashley Hardin, and Mr. Hulbert applied for the Georgia Tourism Product Development Funding Program in June after the Perry Area Convention and Visitors Bureau participated in the Georgia Department of Economic Development Tourism Product Development team tour.  The program provides financial support for new and expanding tourism projects.  

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The City of Perry’s Voluntary Water Restriction Program

October 9, 2019

  The City of Perry, along with many other communities in Georgia, is currently experiencing pre-drought conditions and we are asking all citizens and businesses to participate in our voluntary water restriction program to ensure adequate and sustainable water for everyone. We are asking that you consider such restrictions as limiting outdoor watering, forgoing non-essential car washing, and limiting the use of water for aesthetic or recreational purposes (e.g. water fountains, swimming pools, etc.). Current Situation (pre-drought level): Outdoor water use is allowed in Georgia 7 days a week after 4 pm and before 10 am. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is monitoring a set of drought indicators, and will notify affected communities prior to any drought declaration. EPD has NOT declared a drought at this time. If the EPD declares a drought: Tiered response actions are triggered, that build on each level of drought (as declared by EPD): Level 1 – public outreach and information. Level 2 – odd/even schedule for outdoor watering, and implementation of actions listed in the Drought Management rules. Using water to wash hard surfaces, operate decorative fountains, and non-commercial car washing is not allowed. Level 3 – outdoor watering ban (with a few exemptions), implementation of all actions in the menu, as well as drought surcharges or conservation rates. Please remember that water is one of our most precious resources and we are all responsible in doing what we can to conserve it. Please contact Customer Service at the City of Perry at (478) 988-2754.

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NOTICE: Beginning Monday September 30th, Creekwood Splash-pad will be closed due to construction.

September 27, 2019

Beginning Monday September 30th, Creekwood Splash-pad will be closed due to construction. We are adding a few more features to the splash-pad. Construction will continue for up to 2 weeks. We will reopen the splash-pad after the construction is done and keep it open as long as weather permits.

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Celebrating 10 Years of Music in Our Community!

September 9, 2019

Celebrating 10 Years of Music in Our Community! The 10th Annual Perry Music Festival is Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Rotary Centennial Park, 650 General Courtney Hodges Boulevard in Perry, GA.   It will begin at 4PM and run until 11PM.  It is free admission. There will be local food and drink  vendors onsite serving all evening long! The lineup this year will not disappoint.  It is packed with hometown and other exciting talent from middle Georgia.  The full lineup is listed below: DJ Mix Master T Trombone Love The Dubshak Band Dam-Fi-No Band Big Mike & the Booty Papas Bold-N-Beautiful No outside coolers, food or alcohol permitted. Please do not bring pets. Bag chairs and blankets are allowed and encouraged!  Thank you to our presenting sponsors: ESG, The Constantine Group and Perry Area Convention and Visitors Bureau! For more information call 478-988-2758 or visit online at https://www.perry-ga.gov/economic-development/community-events/.

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