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Commissioners propose a 14.15 percent tax hike

Public hearings
scheduled for
Aug. 1st and 15th
Grady County commissioners are proposing a 14.15 percent tax increase and voted unanimously Tuesday morning to adopt a tentative millage rate of 14.653, an increase of one mill.

Suspected drinker kept lawmen on the go Saturday

A Grady County man kept sheriff’s deputies busy Saturday when three different calls involving the 33-year-old resulted in his arrest in two separate encounters within a four-hour period. Alcohol reportedly played a role in the man’s foul behavior, and ultimately misdemeanor charges lodged against him of disorderly conduct and criminal trespass.

Police make arrest in road rage incident

Cairo Police arrested a 54-year-old Cairo woman after she apparently tried to force another woman driving a pickup truck off the road. A caller to 911 reported the two drivers had had an altercation of some sort and were driving recklessly Monday at 3:36 p.m.

Commissioners delay action on lake authority’s recommendation

Officials ignored
advice of forestry
consultant in 2013
Grady County's consultant for the future development of Tired Creek Lake made the case in person Tuesday night for the harvesting of trees remaining in the lake bed, but county commissioners delayed action on the recommendation of the Grady County Lake Authority.

School board votes to drop millage rate slightly

The Grady County Board of Education has agreed to reduce the millage rate levied against local taxpayers to fund the 2017-2018 school budget. During a special called meeting Tuesday evening, the board voted unanimously to drop the millage from 14.2 to 13.8 to fund its proposed $42 million budget. Despite the lower millage, the school system expects to collect 3.43 percent more in taxes than last year due to growth in Grady County’s property tax digest.

Back-2-School Blitz is July 29

Grady County Family Connections with Cairo High School is hosting the 8th Annual Grady County Back-2-School Blitz later this month. During the event, students receive a bag of school supplies for free.
Sponsors who fill the school supply bags are: CNS, GSAAP, Wal-Mart, Cairo Kiwanis Club, Grady General Hospital, and WellCare Health Plans. The Back-2-School Blitz will be held Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Cairo High School’s gymnasium, 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.  

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