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Alleged silver thief nabbed Tuesday

The investigation of a check forgery in Thomas County has led to the recovery of more than $4,000 worth of stolen sterling silver from a Grady County home and the arrest of a Grady County woman.
Investigator Robert Simmons with the Grady County Sheriff’s Office says he charged Joyce Williams of Cairo on Tuesday with one count of felony theft by taking for allegedly stealing and pawning sterling silver pieces valued at more than $4,000.

Fireworks display organizers still have some work to do

The Cairo City Council voted in favor of covering one-third of the total cost of a July 4, 2016 fireworks display provided the Grady County Commission and private donors cover the remaining two-thirds of the total cost.
Councilman James H. (Jimmy) Douglas explained to Michael Best, a Grady County resident and community activist who has spearheaded an effort to resume Independence Day fireworks here, that there are additional costs in addition to the expense of the fireworks show.

Nails scattered all over entrance to Sheriff’s Office cause tire damage

Roofing nails strewn along the road in front of the Grady County Sheriff’s Office wound up puncturing many tires, including some belonging to the sheriff, and authorities are trying to determine just how and when the nails got there.
The silver tacks were discovered Monday morning and many employees at the sheriff’s office found them poked into their tires from their drive into work. Also, at least four employees found nails in the tires of their government vehicles.

Library to host Hispanic Heritage Day on Oct. 10

Roddenbery Memorial Library will host a Hispanic Heritage Day on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The event will feature resources and refreshments in celebration of the Hispanic culture. The library hopes to encourage Spanish speaking members of the community to see what resources the library has to offer.

Grady County Health Department urges at-risk adults to get flu vaccine now

Seniors 65 and older, pregnant women and adults with medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or cancer are among those most at risk of severe complications from flu – and should get vaccinated now, says Grady County Health Department Nurse Manager Peggy Connell.

Reopening of farmhouse at Birdsong postponed

Renovation delays have prevented the reopening of the historic farmhouse at Birdsong Nature Center.
Officials had originally planned to reopen the facility and the popular Bird Window on Sept. 2, but renovations have not been completed.
Now, the projected reopening date is set for next Friday, Oct. 9.

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