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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Executive Order Issued For Perry

March 24, 2020

Mayor Walker is issuing an executive order which implements emergency measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This action came after careful consideration of Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health, and our Emergency Management Agency guidelines. This executive order includes the following as it pertains to the public in the City of Perry: 1. No public gatherings on any property owned or controlled by the City. This includes any park, public square, public space, playground, recreational area, or similar place of public gathering. 2. The City will not disconnect any public utility service provided by the City on account of non-payment. After the conclusion of the declared emergency persons will have a period of thirty (30) days to make such payments before service may be disconnected. 3. Any deadlines for the purchasing or obtaining by persons or businesses of occupation tax certificates, permits or similar civil approvals mandated by the City Code will be paused for the duration of the emergency. 4. Restaurants and other eating and dining establishments where food is served must cease offering dine-in services but may continue preparing and offering food to customers via delivery, drive through or take-out services. Patrons, employees and contractors of the establishments must maintain at least six (6) feet of personal distance between themselves and others. If a restaurant is licensed to sell beer and wine for on-premises consumption, such restaurant shall be authorized to sell unopened bottles or cans of beer or wine for take-out consumption off-premises. 5. Gyms, fitness centers, pools, social clubs, amusement facilities, bowling alleys, pool halls, theaters, massage parlors, nail salons, and any other similar facility, any facility used for an activity that involves prolonged physical proximity of individuals, and any facility used for entertainment, social, grooming, or general health and wellbeing purposes, must close and remain closed for the duration of this emergency. 6. All other establishments such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and other businesses which remain open during the emergency must post signage on entrance doors informing consumers to maintain at least six (6) feet of personal distance between themselves and others and shall not allow more than ten (10) people into such establishment at any one time if such social distancing cannot be maintained. 7. All public and private gatherings of more than ten (10) people occurring outside of a household or living unit are prohibited. This order does not include a city curfew. Additional details are included in the executive order. Officials will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and encourage our citizens and visitors to abide by the CDC guidelines to prevent the illness from spreading. The City’s response to COVID-19 can be found at https://www.perry-ga.gov/covid-19-information/.

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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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downtown development authority check presentation to Oliver Hazard's

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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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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History of Pressville’s Famous Brewery

March 23, 2017

A microbrewery or craft brewery is a brewery that produces small amounts of beer, typically much smaller than large-scale corporate breweries, and is independently owned.

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Local Bed and Breakfast is “Best in the County”

March 23, 2017

A bed and breakfast (typically shortened to B&B) is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and breakfast. Bed and breakfasts are often private family homes and typically have between four and eleven rooms, with six being the average.

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Summer Nights at the Library

March 23, 2017

A public library is a library that is accessible by the general public and is generally funded from public sources, such as taxes. It is operated by librarians and library paraprofessionals, who are also civil servants.

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Discover Pressville

February 23, 2017

Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists.

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