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Gun found at school, teen faces two felony charges, suspension
2/20/2019

A Cairo High School student is facing a minimum of two felony charges after he brought a weapon onto the school campus Monday.
Stacy Lamar Burks, 17, of Cairo, has been charged with carrying weapons within school safety zones and terroristic threats and acts after he allegedly threatened a 17-year-old female student while in possession of the weapon at approximately 1 p.m. Monday.

Commissioners table action on Lake Authority appointments
2/20/2019

The Grady County Board of Commissioners routinely accept the recommendations of various boards and authorities when making appointments or reappointments, but on Tuesday night the matter of filling vacancies on the Grady County Lake Authority was anything but routine.
The Lake Authority met Thursday and part of the discussion was the approval of a recommendation to fill four vacancies on the seven member panel.

Washington got off to slow start Monday after weekend fire
2/20/2019

A fire near Washington Middle School Saturday resulted in all three transformers on the school campus to short out, according to Dr. Kermit Gilliard, superintendent of Grady County Schools.
Although city crews had replaced the transformers by the time school started Monday morning, not all of the campus was operational. Dr. Gilliard told members of the Grady County Board of Education during their regular meeting Tuesday, though, that it wasn’t long before all lights and computers were working, once again.

2019-2020 School calendar is approved
2/20/2019

The first day of classes for Grady County students next school year will be Friday, Aug. 2. That’s just one of the important dates on the school calendar for the 2019-2020 school year approved by the local board of education.
School teachers will return on Monday, July 29 for a professional development day, then spend July 30 to Aug. 1 as teacher workdays.

Whigham principal among staff members retiring this year
2/20/2019

A large slate of educators are retiring from Grady County Schools at the end of this school year, including a principal, a school psychologist and many longtime teachers.
Whigham School Principal Mark Willis has announced his intentions of retiring along with longtime psychologist for Grady County Schools, Susan Zipperer, plus seven teachers and three paraprofessionals.

 
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