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City urged to weigh in on pool debate

The Cairo City Council is being urged to contest what appears to be the Grady County Commission’s desire to not build a competitive swimming pool at Barber Park and divert the funds to other projects or possibly declare the aquatic center project infeasible.
Aquatic center proponent John Brannon appeared before the mayor and council Monday night requesting they challenge the county commission, which recently discussed a number of options including just building a splash pad and new recreation department headquarters or declaring the project infeasible and putting it back on the ballot for voters to decide.

Vocational Center renovation to begin soon

The value engineering is wrapping up and the Grady County School System is continuing to negotiate for the best pricing, but it appears the renovation of the existing Grady County Vocational Center on the campus of Cairo High School will cost approximately $4.3 million.
The project will be paid for with a combination of state funds, Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax proceeds, and the cash reserves of the school system.

Resolution locking in pay and benefits for Grady EMC employees not approved

A Grady Electric Membership Corporation Board Resolution that would have guaranteed the wages and benefits of current and new employees for a period of three years beginning March 7, 2018 was not approved by the members of the board of directors last week.
However, there appears to be confusion about whether the resolution as presented was rejected or merely tabled.

Police plan firearms course

The Cairo Police Department is hosting a firearms training next month and is now accepting pre-registration. Only the first 30 to register will be able to participate.
The first class will take place on Thursday, April 12, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the police department, 4 S. Broad St.

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