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County issues 60-day moratorium on solar farms

A 60-day moratorium on the issuance of permits for construction of solar farms within Grady County has been issued by the Grady County Commission.
Commissioners ordered the temporary ban Tuesday night, but the details of exactly what is being regulated is yet to be ironed out. The board instructed County Attorney Kevin S. Cauley to draft a written moratorium and authorized Chairman Elwyn Childs to execute it.

Saturday event to benefit the Zebulon Theater

Grady County's historic community movie house is in need of a new popcorn machine and building renovations, so supporters are holding a benefit Saturday, the 2017 Jewels and Jeans.
The event will include live and silent auction items in addition to raffles. Top items up for grabs include a 45-quart YETI cooler, 55-inch HD TV, weekend trips, three-quarter carat diamond earrings and a 9 mm handgun. In all, 10 items will be included in the live auction, 30 items in the silent auction and the earrings and handgun in the raffles.

Hwy. 84 paving project to get underway soon

Cairo City Manager Chris Addleton said he was notified last week that milling and resurfacing of U.S. 84 will begin on or about March 6.

No “ethnic” or “gourmet” food to be sold by new concessionaire

Only one
is received
Grady County Commissioners wanted a concessionaire at Barber Park that not only sold snacks, but would offer "ethnic" and "gourmet" food choices on the menu, but the one bidder who responded offered none of that.
The lone bidder, Yo Yo's Wingz N Thangs, 1289 Rest St. S.W., Cairo, owned by Yolanda Davis, is offering to pay the county a lump sum of $300 for the right to serve as the operator of the Barber Park concessions.

Saturday crash claims life of local woman

A head-on collision in north Grady County Saturday morning resulted in the death of one woman and the life-flighting of another, both 68 years old. A nine-year-old girl was taken by ambulance to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

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