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Baker and White are only two to apply for school board seat

The deadline for applications from candidates interested in filling the vacancy created by the recent resignation of Grady County District 5 School Board member Dave Dumas was at 4 p.m. last Friday, and only two candidates made application for the post.
As The Messenger reported last week, John White, an Office of Family Independence administrator with the business operation unit of the Department of Family and Children Services, had applied and, on Friday afternoon, retiring Cairo High School faculty member and veteran girls basketball coach Lucy Baker submitted her application.

Drinking and driving could prove to be a toxic holiday cocktail

The July Fourth holiday is typically the busiest travel period of the year. The 78-hour holiday period begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, and ends at midnight on Sunday, July 5.
During this period, the Georgia State Patrol will be conducting concentrated patrols and road checks throughout the state.
“Troopers will be out in full force, aggressively targeting motorists who put lives in danger by driving impaired, speeding, and not buckling up,” said Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

Grady’s unemployment remains among the lowest in the region

Jobless numbers released last week by the Georgia Department of Labor indicate a slight uptick in the unemployment numbers for Grady County in May.
Labor Department figures show the county's unemployment rate stood at 6.4 percent, up from 5.9 percent in April but down from 7.5 percent in May 2014.

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