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New school calendar is approved Tuesday night

The 2018-2019 school calendar was adopted by the Grady County Board of Education and it is similar to calendars being adopted in neighboring school systems, according to School Superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard.
The superintendent said over 70 percent of the faculty and staff approved of the calendar he recommended to the board Tuesday night.

Free Christmas meals to be served by local churches

For the next two Sundays, Grady Countians have an opportunity to enjoy free meals thanks to local churches.
The Cairo-Grady County Ministerial Association is holding its annual Christmas Dinner this Sunday, Dec. 17, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the cafeteria of Washington Middle School.

Band and choral concerts usher in the Christmas holiday season

Student musicians at Cairo High School are giving the community a selection of opportunities to get into the Christmas spirit with upcoming performances by both the C.H.S. Bands and by the C.H.S. Chorus. The annual Christmas Concert presented by the C.H.S. Bands will be held at the high school auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday.  The Choral Department will present “Sing Joy! A Christmas Celebration” in the sanctuary of Cairo First United Methodist Church on Monday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.


City hires architect to design new police headquarters

After soliciting proposals from architectural firms, the Cairo Mayor and Council made a final decision Monday night on an architect to design a new Cairo Police Department headquarters.
The council authorized Mayor Bobby Burns to execute a contract with James W. Buckley & Associates Inc., and architect Greg Smith. Smith has served as the architect on many projects for the Grady County Board of Education and most recently for the new Cairo High School College and Career Center.

Organizers planning special King Day parade

Organizers of the local MLK JR Day celebration are working to make the 2018 event in Cairo a proper observance of King’s dream and sacrifice as 2018 is the 50th anniversary of his assassination. They are taking reservations now from businesses, churches and other organizations that want to have a float in the annual parade, scheduled for Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at 11 a.m.

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