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With financial picture fuzzy, county may not pay bonuses
12/17/2014

Grady County employees may not be paid a Christmas bonus this year as they have in the past due to uncertainties with the finances of county government.
With the clock winding down on 2014 and Christmas coming next week county officials have been working to bring financial records up to date in order to determine if there is money left unspent in the budget that could be used to cover the approximately $31,000 it would take to cover the bonuses for the county's 115 employees.

Nearly 60 percent of taxes have been collected, Saturday is due date
12/17/2014

The deadline to pay ad valorem taxes without interest or penalties is Saturday and as of Tuesday only 57 percent of the total taxes due had been collected, according to Grady County Tax Commissioner Phyllis Gainous.
Through Tuesday, the tax commissioner had collected $7,841,724.74.

A total of 10 have been interviewed for chamber of commerce position
12/17/2014

The Grady County Joint Development Authority heard an update from JDA Executive Director Chadd Mathis Tuesday on his progress in finding a replacement for Executive Vice President Jennifer Majors who resigned in October.
Mathis told authority members that he has interviewed eight candidates and had two more interviews scheduled for Tuesday.

County commissioners consider changing courthouse locks
12/17/2014

Grady County Emergency Management Agency Director Jim Ellis identified concerns he has with courthouse security and met with county commissioners Tuesday night to discuss possible remedies.
"As EMA director I look into a lot of things and this is something that has been pressing on me for sometime," Ellis said Tuesday night.
The EMA director told county officials he is concerned that on court days the north door to the courthouse is routinely unlocked at approximately 7 a.m. and remains unlocked until 8 a.m. when courthouse employees arrive at work.

American Profile feature dropping to bi-monthly
12/10/2014

Readers of The Cairo Messenger who have come to enjoy reading the weekly edition of American Profile, which is inserted into in-county editions of the newspaper, will likely be disappointed about some changes that take effect Dec. 14.

 
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