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MEAG Power to file court action on power line project

Attorneys for the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia are expected to file court action in the coming days regarding the proposed transmission line upgrade project that slices through northwest Cairo.
City officials say they believe MEAG is seeking judgment from the court that its existing easement would allow for the erection of larger utility poles to carry the upgraded transmission line through northwest Cairo to the #1 substation located at the electric plant and Energy Services complex downtown.

Foul play not suspected in death of Grady County man

State law enforcement officials say they do not suspect foul play in the death of a 53-year-old Cairo man found dead in a wooded area near his all-terrain-vehicle.
Family members discovered the body of Barry Ennis Fain late Friday night, according to Jamy Steinberg, special agent in charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Thomasville Regional Office.

Trout lilies blooming now at Wolf Creek Preserve

The Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve is aglow with blooms, and it is time to go out and tour the preserve before the blooming season comes to an end.
Officials say the preserve will be open through the end of February or until the final blooms. Volunteers will be there each day and guides are available for tours at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

School board adopts 2017-2018 calendar

A new school calendar that pushes back the opening of school to early August was approved by the Grady County Board of Education Tuesday night on a 3-0 vote.
Chairman Robbie Chaplin and board members Jeff Worsham and Teresa Gee Harris voted to adopt the proposed calendar. Vice Chairman John White and board member Laura Register were absent Tuesday.
The first day of school for the 2017-2018 school year will be Friday, Aug. 4. School opened here for the current term on July 28.

City officials remain baffled by strong chlorine odor in water

Complaints of high chlorine levels in city water last month remain a mystery to city officials.
Cairo City Manager Chris Addleton said he was alerted to complaints from city residents on Jan. 22 that the city water had a strong odor of chlorine.

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