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Early voting continues but few are voting in run-off

Only a small number of Georgians have ventured to the polls to cast early votes in the upcoming July 22 Democratic and Republican party primary run-off elections.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp reported Monday that only 44,342 Georgia voters had cast ballots.
In Grady County, as of the close of business Tuesday, only 75 early votes have been cast. Of those, 59 are Republican ballots and 16 are Democratic.

Work on 20th Street project delayed until July 21

The much anticipated start of work to complete the final phase of the 20th Street N.E. resurfacing and rehabilitation project is now expected to begin on Monday, July 21, according to Cairo City Manager Chris Addleton.

School board moving forward with sales tax vote

The Grady County Board of Education voted unanimously this week to ask Probate Judge Denise Maddox, as elections superintendent, to call for a referendum on a one percent Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax to be held in conjunction with the Nov. 4 general election.
Board members were first presented with the ballot language and the proposed resolution last month and on Tuesday night it was approved without any changes or discussion.

Boards vote to hold tax rates unchanged

Both the Grady County Commission and the Grady County Board of Education voted unanimously this week to hold current ad valorem tax millage rates unchanged, but some local residents will likely pay more in county and school taxes this fall.
The county commission voted Monday night to adopt a tentative millage rate of 13.25 mills, which is the same rate approved last year. On Tuesday night, the Grady County Board of Education followed suit and voted to tentatively adopt a millage rate of 14.2 mills, which is the current school tax rate.

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