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County tentatively bumps millage rate by 3 mills
7/18/2018

Grady County Commissioners met for just over four hours Friday and Monday afternoons reviewing the proposed 2019 operating budget and looking for opportunities to reduce expenses.
The board has eliminated any cost of living raises and bonuses for county personnel and has not ruled out making cuts to the county’s workforce.
On Monday afternoon, the board voted unanimously to tentatively set the 2018 tax rate at 16.990 mills, up three mills from the 2017 rate of 13.990 mills.

Sheriff’s deputies upset with budget
7/18/2018

A delegation of employees from the Grady County Sheriff’s Office appeared before the Grady County Commission Tuesday night to seek the board’s support for additional staffing and funding for the sheriff’s office.
The officers likely have heard that the county commission is considering eliminating cost of living raises for county employees in 2019 even though 10 percent raises were previously approved for Decatur-Grady E911 personnel.

Grady Ag Agent spoke at national peanut conference
7/18/2018

Grady County’s extension agent, Ty Torrance, was a presenter at the 50th annual meeting of the American Peanut Research and Education Society held in Virginia last week.
Torrance presented his findings from a two-year research project entitled, “Economics of Peanut Root-knot Nematode Control.”

Local gymnasts competed in national meet
7/18/2018

Local gymnasts competed in national meet
A pair of young Cairo gymnasts brought home medals from the recent YMCA National Gymnastics Championships. Jaden Addison and Meygan Mobley, both rising 5th graders at Shiver School, competed with the Thomasville Twisters from the Butler-Mason YMCA in Thomasville. Addison was the team’s top scorer for All Around, and brought home the most medals, four. Mobley and Addison also had the team’s highest All Around scores in their division. Nine other team members also competed.


 
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