Perdue Honored with "Tri-City" Keys

11:57 PM, Mar 7, 2011   |    comments
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The Warner Robins City Council welcomed former Governor Sonny Perdue home Monday night.

The gave him and his wife Mary what's considered the city's highest honor: A Key to the City.

Mayor Chuck Shaheen thanked Perdue for his eight years of leadership, calling the former governor a "role model" and "great Christian leader".

Perdue also recieved a key from the cities of Centerville and Perry.

Houston Commission Chairman Tommy Stalnaker was there as well, to show Perdue his appreciation.

Perdue said, "I'm glad weve been received so well, to reacquaint with so many friends. Eight years is a long time, and we were not able to get home very much while we were in office. It was a full-time job. To be able to come back and see friends we've known most of our lives is really special."

Perdue said he and his wife are still unpacking boxes at their Bonaire home, but they're happy to be back in Houston County. Perdue said he has been working since coming back from Atlanta, trying to expand his Bonaire grain business.

The city council also gave each of the Warner Robins Little League World Championship girls a key to the city. The mayor and council members called the girls "ambassadors for the city".

They presented another key to a local Marine who was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor, 1st Sergeant Christopher Adams.

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