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EMC members gather Friday to elect directorsEMC members gather Friday to elect directors

While local voters are already casting ballots or preparing to vote in the upcoming general election on Nov. 8, another big election is taking place here this week.
The Grady Electric Membership Corporation is hosting its 78th annual membership meeting Friday and the hotly contested campaign for District 2 and District 5 seats on the board of directors will be decided.

Mathis proposes development of eco park

Grady County Joint Development Authority Executive Director Chadd Mathis has been busy brainstorming ideas to give this community a leg up when competing for new jobs and investment.
Mathis told authority members Tuesday the community needs something to make it stand out from the rest. He recently toured a new business park near Griffin that it is billing itself as an "eco industrial park."

County files suit against contractors involved in mitigation

Contractors and individuals involved in the wetland and stream mitigation projects related to the Tired Creek Lake are being sued by the Grady County Commission and the Grady County Lake Authority, according to documents filed recently in the Grady County office of the Clerk of Superior Court.
The county and lake authority are seeking to recover in excess of $6 million in damages from Kent Campbell, Eco-South, Inc., Environs Design Studio, LLC, Georgia Civil, Inc., Steven M. Jones, Meanders River Restoration, Inc., Cal Lauder and Cal-Mart, Inc.

County makes plans for public hearing/open house on SPLOST?projects

Grady County commissioners had a lengthy discussion Tuesday night about how they should conduct a public hearing/open house on proposed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funded projects Nov. 1.
Grady County administrator Carlos Tobar's  idea of how the session should be conducted differed from ideas of the majority of the county commission.
Tobar's plan was to display illustrations and materials in the courtroom for the public to walk around and see and ask questions and then present their comments to county clerk Carrie Kines Croy.
Commissioners voiced opposition to that proposal.

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