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Kingston carries Grady, but Perdue wins state

Grady County republican voters flip flopped in the U.S. Senate runoff and this time the majority supported the loser.
As The Messenger went to press Wednesday unofficial returns statewide indicated David Perdue narrowly defeated 11-term U.S. Representative Jack Kingston for the republican nomination with 50.83 percent of the vote to Kingston’s 49.17 percent.

Auditions for play are next week

Calling all local actors young and otherwise, Syrup City Players is holding auditions this weekend for its fall production, "Cheaper by the Dozen."
Veteran theatrical director Pat Orr is leading the show and says the script calls for two adult men and two adult women, along with children and youth between the ages of 5 and 20.

Sheriff Young has no issue with increased speed limit

The foot can now press a little harder on the gas pedal on some stretches of U.S. 84 in Grady County thanks to a higher speed limit. The state has raised the limit by 10 miles per hour from 55 to 65 in some areas.
"I think 65 is a good speed," says Grady County Sheriff Harry Young, "since it's four-lane that’s a safe speed; you don't have oncoming traffic and there's no worry about a head-on collision."

Back to School immunization clinic is July 31

To help make it easier for parents to ensure their children are in compliance with the state’s back-to-school vaccination requirements, the Grady County Health Department is conducting an extended-hour immunization clinic. The clinic is scheduled for Thursday, July 31.
“We will devote our attention on July 31 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. to assisting parents or caretakers who bring their children for school vaccinations and related paperwork,” said Grady County Health Department County Nurse Manager Peggy Connell. “Our goal is to make it as quick and convenient as possible.”

Tour of Homes set for Sept. 27

Members of the Grady County Historical Society are busy making preparations for the upcoming 2014 tour of homes to be held on Saturday, Sept. 27.

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