News Line for Centerville

Centerville recognizes officer of the year
City Council used its Tuesday work session primarily to make proclamations, have discussions and honor a member of the police department.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Centerville officials focus on economic development
City officials are concentrating on economic development during a three-day planning retreat that began Monday and ends Wednesday.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Officials cut ribbon on $2.1 million Centerville police station
From the police chief to the mayor to the county commission chairman, officials speaking at Wednesday’s ribbon cutting for the city’s new police station thanked the public for its support.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Houston mayors praise regional cooperation
The mayors of Centerville, Perry and Warner Robins came together Thursday to praise regional cooperation and describe some shared challenges.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Centerville council agrees to salary increases
The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a sweeping change to personnel salaries and how they are given.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Centerville council tinkers with job titles
The City Council approved job descriptions and titles during its regular meeting Tuesday, which shifted roles and created assistant chiefs in the city’s police and fire departments.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Houston County approves joint road contract
The Houston County Commission on Tuesday paved the way for a lot of road resurfacing, but not only county roads. The board approved a $2.5 million contract with Georgia Asphalt, the low bidder, to resurface roads in Houston, Warner Robins, Centerville, Byron, Hawkinsville and Pulaski County.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Midstate governments join to stretch road dollars
The path to better roads may be paved with good cooperation. Some midstate governments are again joining together to get a bulk discount on road paving, which literally stretches the work.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Centerville council prepares for planning retreat
Council members, city department heads and Mayor John Harley all left Tuesday’s regular council meeting with homework: prepare a written vision and goals statement prior to council’s Feb. 18 work session.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Centerville to buy new laptops for police cars
City Council approved spending almost $45,000 for new laptops for police patrol cars during its work session Tuesday.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Lagging tax collections lead Houston to cut SPLOST spending
Houston County is scaling back some of its special purpose local option sales tax spending after collections lagged last year.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Centerville’s mayor, two councilmen sworn in to office
Mayor John Harley and two city councilmen were sworn in for new terms during Tuesday’s council meeting.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Construction of new Centerville Police Department finishes early
Construction of the city’s new police department finished about a month ahead of the Dec. 27 target completion date.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Centerville hosts state lawmakers
A handful of state legislators were treated to tours, presentations and Christmas dinner in Centerville on Dec. 11 in an effort to let them know about the community’s achievements and challenges prior to the coming 2014 legislative session.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Centerville gets good financial report
City Council was told Tuesday the city is in good financial shape based on results of an audit of fiscal 2013.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Centerville council alters liquor license approval process
City Council will no longer vote to approve or disapprove liquor licenses in the city.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Centerville employees to get Christmas bonuses
City employees will get Christmas bonuses in their paychecks this year.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Centerville to seek grant for road repaving
City Council will seek a Georgia Department of Transportation grant that will help repave almost four miles of road.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Centerville’s senior property tax exemption to remain unchanged
Voters decided the city’s 100 percent property tax exemption for seniors should remain unchanged and returned incumbent Randall Wright to his Post 2 City Council seat in Tuesday’s election.
Source: Macon Telegraph