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City demands $212,574 from county plus more

After reviewing an analysis of the 2008 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax presented by the city's auditor Monday night, the Cairo City Council made no bones about what they want. They want the Grady County Commission to remit the city's remaining share of the tax proceeds and to do so immediately.
City officials were first alerted to accounting issues with the 2008 SPLOST by Cairo businessman John Brannon over a year ago.

“Walk with the Dog Doc” to be held this Saturday morning at Davis Park

A Walk with a Dog Doc event is scheduled for Saturday at Cairo’s Davis Park, and some lucky ticket holder will win an offshore fishing trip. The fundraiser for Second Chance Animal Rescue (SCAR) will take place at Cairo’s Davis Park between 10 a.m. and noon Saturday. The public is invited to join Cairo High School’s Art Club in participating.

National Day of Prayer to be observed

Religious leaders in Grady County are organizing local participation in the National Day of Prayer next week. There will be seven prayers at seven sites beginning at 11:17 a.m. on the special day, the first Thursday in May. Participants will move to the Grady County Courthouse for the final prayer, which will include a musical prelude and worship time beginning at 11:47 a.m.

State tourism professionals make assessment of local tourism efforts

A team of state tourism professionals is conducting an evaluation of Grady County’s existing tourism efforts and will make recommendations in the coming weeks.
The six-member resource team organized by the Georgia Department of Economic Development spent Tuesday, April 18 talking with local leaders from government, business, chamber and civic interests. They gathered information about Grady County’s current assets, marketing efforts and funding structure.

Cloud and Douglas will both seek reelection this fall

Two veteran Cairo city councilmen announced Monday night they have decided to seek reelection this fall.
District 2 Councilman Ernest Cloud, who has served on the council since January 1985, and District 4 Councilman James H. (Jimmy) Douglas, who has served since January 2006, both discussed their plans Monday following the regular meeting of the mayor and council.

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