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Boo on Broad will bring hundreds downtown Friday

Downtown Cairo and surrounding neighborhoods will be packed with  trick-or-treaters this Friday.
Boo on Broad will "haunt" the downtown on Friday with costumed youngsters roaming the city blocks between M.L.K. Avenue to Roddenbery Memorial Library from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Motocross economic impact is big for Grady, report says

Motocross economic impact is big for Grady, report says
An economic impact study recently conducted by the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute indicates that motocross in Grady County is big business for the community.
Grady County Joint Development Authority Executive Director Chadd Mathis applied for and was awarded a grant from Georgia Tech in March 2013 to analyze the financial impact of the motocross industry on the community.

Motocross riders willing to volunteer for local service projects

In an effort to teach teamwork and community leadership, the motocross coaches of Millsaps Training Facility say their riders are volunteering their services for neighborhood and individual work projects to help area families and residents.
The young men, ages 12-20, will work in groups free of charge on odd jobs such as yard work, painting or small home projects that do not require permits.
"Let us help you while you help us build team morale and leadership skills," says Colleen Millsaps, MTF owner.
To request a team of workers call (229) 377-8502.

Mayor signs closing documents for $3.5 million loan for new water plant

The city of Cairo is closer to having the money necessary to finance the construction of a new water treatment plant and ground storage facility at the Cairo Municipal Airport.
On Monday night, the council authorized Mayor Bobby Burns to execute loan documents with the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority for a $3,586,710 low interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

City refinancing existing debt to save over $750,000

Cairo city officials continue to closely monitor city finances and on Monday night the council took action to refinance some debt and save over $750,000 in interest expense over a 10 year period.
The council unanimously accepted a proposal from Stephens Inc., to refinance the city's 2004 utility bonds of approximately $7.2 million over 10 years at a rate of 2.40 percent.
The fees associated with the refinancing that the city must pay will be $31,000 not including attorney's fees.

Police investigating theft at Zebulon

Cairo Police are trying to track down the ones responsible for a theft at Cairo's historic Zebulon Theater.
The thievery was discovered the morning of Monday, Oct. 20, by theater volunteers who reported it to authorities.

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