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School officals balk at city charging BOE for building permits

Grady County School System officials recently cried foul over a "new" City of Cairo policy of charging other local government entities for building permits and now the Cairo city council has requested a review of the policy.
"I'm seeking direction from the council as it relates to charging permit fees to public entities like the board of education or Grady County. In the past we didn't charge fees, but a couple of years ago I said that we would begin charging ourselves and at that time we began charging other entities," Cairo City Manager Chris Addleton said Monday night.

Alleged local drug dealer is convicted in federal court

Eddie Lee Perry, aged 44, of Cairo, Georgia; Joseph Davenport, aged 52, of Thomasville, Georgia; and Chad Ragin, aged 42, of Opalocka, Florida were convicted on Monday in United States District Court of all counts of an indictment charging them with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine, possession of cocaine and crack cocaine with intent to distribute (Davenport), use of a telephone in furtherance of a drug crime (Perry and Davenport), conspiracy to falsify records in a Federal investigation (Ragin), and falsifying records in a Federal investigation (Ragin).

No new developments in Grady EMC lawsuit

A three-member litigation review committee to investigate the merits of a lawsuit filed against Grady EMC by a group of disgruntled members has yet to be named as of Tuesday.
According to Grady County Superior Court officials, Judge Loring Gray had not selected the three-member panel as of the close of business Tuesday.

Gwaltney seeks fifth term on city council

District Three Cairo City Councilman Bobby Gwaltney is wrapping up his 16th year on the city council and announced plans this week to seek another four-year term in the Nov. 3 municipal election.
Gwaltney said he will qualify for his fifth term of office on Monday when qualifying opens. The qualifying period ends at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4.

Thornton to seek another term

Incumbent District One Cairo City Councilman Lannis Thornton said Monday night he will qualify next week for a fourth term on the city council.
Qualifying opens at 8:30 a.m. Monday and will conclude at 4:30 p.m. next Friday, Sept. 4.
Thornton says that the city has accomplished many of the projects he supported over the past 12 years, but there is still work to do.

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