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Citizens press Prince for answers about deal to sell lake property

County residents sought to know more information about discussions Grady County Commission Chairman Ray Prince says he has had with potential investors interested in purchasing all of the county’s property around Tired Creek Lake.
Prince commented at public hearings last week that discussions were ongoing with potential investors, but the other commissioners were unaware of any details about what Prince was talking about.

City approves permit for group to stage demonstrations outside Grady EMC

The Cairo City Council has agreed to let two different groups hold very different demonstrations in upcoming weeks, one to picket and one to pray. At their regular meeting Monday, the council approved the two applications for special event permits.
Gordon Clyatt, on behalf of the “Take Back Our Grady EMC” group, was granted a permit good for September through October of this year, 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day. The permit will allow him and up to 20 total people to picket in front of the local utility cooperative as long as he abides by guidelines suggested by Cairo Police Chief Keith Sandefur.

School system suffers from tight supply of bus drivers

With Grady County schools in the middle of their second full week, Superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard marvels at the ease of the year’s opening. At Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Grady County Board of Education, Gilliard said the school start has been “one of the smoothest that I’ve been associated with.”
He said only one or two parents had complained, and he said their issues needed attention.

Jogger hit by police vehicle

A jogger running in front of the Cairo Police Department early Tuesday was accidentally struck by a police vehicle as an officer returned to the station.
Cairo Police Chief Keith Sandefur said that Lt. Dwight Patten was traveling north on Broad Street in a 2018 Dodge Ram pickup at approximately 6:30 a.m. when he turned west to park in the parking area on the north side of the police headquarters. As Patten turned he struck the runner who was also traveling north.
"Lt. Patten said he never saw her until she was in his windshield and he had hit her," Chief Sandefur said Tuesday.

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