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Mandy Cochran is Grady General’s employee of the year

Mandy Cochran is Grady General’s employee of the year
Mandy Cochran is the 2014-2015 Employee of the Year at Grady General Hospital. The honor was announced during the hospital’s annual employee picnic recently.
Cochran began working at Grady General Hospital in 2010 as a speech language pathologist in the hospital’s rehabilitation department, where she still works today.

City gets less money from state for paving, but nearly seven miles of streets will be resurfaced

The city of Cairo will receive less state money to assist with street resurfacing in fiscal year 2015-2016, but that is not stopping the city council from tackling an ambitious street resurfacing project.
On Monday night the city council authorized Mayor Bobby Burns to execute the Georgia Department of Transportation Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG) application.

Council eliminates cap on package stores in Cairo

The Cairo City Council voted 3-2-1 Monday night to lift a restriction on the number of liquor stores within the corporate limits.
Previously, city code restricted the number of package stores to one for every 3,000 residents, which based on the city's population, allowed up to three locations.

Council forced to delay fire truck purchase until financing is set

A possible kink in the city's plan to pay for a new fire engine resulted in the Cairo City Council tabling action on awarding a bid for the new vehicle.
The 2015-2016 operating budget includes $450,000 for a fire truck and $60,000 for equipment.
Cairo City Manager Chris Addleton had proposed financing the purchase and paying the debt with Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax revenue earmarked for public safety equipment.

Council opts for larger capacity ground storage tank at airport

The city of Cairo will soon invest just over $500,000 for a new ground storage tank for the new water plant being constructed at the Cairo Municipal Airport.
Bids for the project were opened on July 9 and presented to the city council Monday night for its consideration.
As an alternate bid, the bidders were requested to bid on a 750,000 gallon capacity tank in addition to the 500,000 gallon tank.

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