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Grady EMC lawsuit has been settled

Grady EMC and a group calling itself the "Take Back Our Grady EMC" committee have settled a lawsuit filed by the group of disgruntled EMC members.
Judge Loring A. Gray Jr., signed the consent order dismissing the case Friday.
Both sides are claiming victory in the settlement.
Grady EMC President and General Manager Bo Rosser issued a letter to the EMC membership and provided a news release to The Cairo Messenger that notes, "It is important to know that in all of the legal back and forth there was no finding of wrongdoing on the part of Grady EMC."

South Broad to remain closed through Friday

South Broad Street from First Avenue S.W. to the intersection with Second Avenue S.E. and ML King Jr. Avenue S.W. will remain closed through 5 p.m. Friday, May 27, Cairo City Manager Chris Addleton announced Monday.
Originally, the street was projected to reopen last Friday but issues with compaction and suitable dirt have forced a delay. Rain late last week also delayed workers.

Addleton proposing higher gas rates in revised budget

Cairo city officials are now considering an increase in the cost of city gas service in addition to increases in water and sewer rates in the proposed 2016-2017 operating budget.
City leaders continue to tweak the budget and on Monday night Cairo City Manager Chris Addleton shared his recommended rate hikes in the gas department.

United National Bank is celebrating its anniversary by sharing profits

United National Bank posted strong earnings in 2015 and shareholders will benefit from those earnings very soon. The bank's financial performance has also earned UNB a top ranking among the nation's top community banks.
The bank's board of directors recently voted unanimously to pay a dividend of $1.25 per share to all shareholders of record as of June 1, 2016. The cash dividend total, $968,552.50, will be paid on July 1, 2016.

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