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Childs and Cohen named to Lake Authority

Grady County commissioners routinely accept the recommendations of various authorities, boards and commissions when making appointments to those entities, but on Tuesday night questions were raised about the Grady County Lake Authority bringing forward a recommendation for the appointment of two new members.
In the end, on a split vote, 3-2, the county commission accepted the recommendation of the authority to name Eric Cohen and Steven Childs to the authority.

Set sail on the “Love Boat for Education” on Saturday night

“The Love Boat for Education” will come into port as Thomas University holds its Casino Night fundraiser this weekend. The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, at the Grady Cultural Center, 101 First St. NW, Cairo.

Harvey’s Supermarket is closing, leaving void at eastern gateway

A blow to the local economy was dealt Thursday with the announcement that the parent company of Harvey's Supermarket, Southeastern Grocers, will close 94 underperforming stores including the Cairo location. Harvey’s, currently located at 1000 First Ave. N.E., has been a grocery shopping institution in Grady County for generations.

Commission is split over Hwy. 188 roundabout

Not all Grady County commissioners are sold on the idea of constructing a roundabout at the intersection of GA Hwy. 188 North, Old Thomasville Road and Airport Road northeast of Cairo.
On Tuesday night, commissioners were asked to ratify verbal approval to authorize the county to apply for a Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GTIB) grant to construct the roundabout.

Commissioners discuss putting pool issue back on ballot

The primary topic of discussion at a work session held by the Grady County Commission Tuesday regarded the proposed construction of an aquatic center at Barber Park.
The project was approved by Grady County voters in 2007, but has yet to be built. Grady County subsequently was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to fund the construction of a splash pad, playground equipment, stationary adult exercise equipment and bathhouse at Barber Park and the deadline for project completion is Dec. 31, 2018, according to county officials.

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