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School administrators get new assignments

The Grady County Board of Education on Tuesday night unanimously approved a plan by the county school superintendent to make a major shift in the administrative personnel at several of the county's public schools.
School Superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard met with each affected administrator prior to the spring break holiday last week and presented his recommendation to the board this week.

New Northside Elementary School principal named

A local educator who began her career at Northside Elementary School is returning to the school as its new principal.
Dr. Cheryl Larkins, the current Southside Elementary School assistant principal, was named the new principal of Northside Elementary School at Tuesday night's meeting of the Grady County Board of Education.

Free community Health Fair to be held at Eastside Baptist next week

Public invited
to take part
Sat., April 22

Eastside Baptist Church is organizing a Health Fair for the community that will take place in less than two weeks.
A committee of church members has put together the free event for Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m. until noon.

Laura Register is headed to Yale this summer

A program at Yale University designed to train women in leadership has selected Laura Register as a member of this year’s class. Register will attend the Women’s Campaign School week-long summer session in June.
“I am very honored and very excited,” says the member of Grady County’s Board of Education.

Local man killed in car crash

A 38-year-old Cairo man was killed in a one-vehicle accident in Tallahassee Sunday morning.
Kenji Lavarious Queens died in the accident, which happened on Old Bainbridge Road south of Langston Lane at 7:36 a.m., according to Capt. Jeffrey Bissainthe, spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol.

Probe into death of local newborn continues

Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation say they are still actively investigating the February death of a newborn brought to Grady General Hospital as they await more medical evidence.

Tobar allows solar company to draft proposed county ordinance

Grady County commissioners on Tuesday rejected a proposed solar farm ordinance drafted by attorneys for a prospective developer opting for the county attorney to draft his own ordinance.
Apparently, Grady County Administrator Carlos Tobar had conferred with representatives of a firm that has expressed interest in developing a solar project possibly as large as 500 acres here and the firm's attorney put together a draft of a county solar ordinance, which Tobar put before county commissioners.

No court action regarding transmission line project filed yet

Nearly two months after saying court action would be filed in connection with a power line project in northwest Cairo, the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia has taken no such action.
MEAG notified members of the Northwest Neighborhood Association in writing on Feb. 13 of its intention to seek a declaratory judgment action in Grady Superior Court to determine the utility's legal rights with respect to a proposed transmission line upgrade in northwest Cairo under the "various easement agreements."

Pine Park man wants county to move dumpsters

A county dumpsite that is one of the most abused and untidy may soon be shut down and moved.
Grady County Commission Chairman Elwyn Childs delivered a warning from a Pine Park property owner who said he wanted the dumpster moved within 60 days or he would see the commissioners in court.

Bond hearing for murder suspect scheduled for April 13

A Cairo man arrested for the January murder of Elijah Denzel Smith of Whigham will go before a superior court judge here next week. Nicholas Lequinte Perry will have a bond hearing on Thursday, April 13, at 9 a.m. in the Grady County Courthouse.

Grady Archway professional graduates from GeorgiaLEADS

Grady Archway professional graduates from GeorgiaLEADS
Grady County’s Archway Professional Betsy McGriff was a member of the inaugural class of Locate South GeorgiaLEADS, which graduated last week in Albany-Dougherty County.
The ceremony took place at the Flint RiverQuarium Thursday night, March 16, following an eight-month leadership development experience that covered seven visits to south Georgia communities to better understand the economic and growth needs of the region.

Kids Against Hunger seeks donations to help pay freight charges

Kids Against Hunger in Cairo is sending pallets of food to aid Syrian refugees camped in nations that border their war-torn homeland. Melvin Horne is with the local charitable group and says donations to help defray freight charges would be helpful.

Council decides to spend money from sale of CNS assets to build new police HQ

One Cairo city councilman wasted no time in moving to restrict proceeds from an upcoming sale of the city's assets in CNS Cable to the Southwest Georgia Governmental Services Authority.
Councilman James H. (Jimmy) Douglas, who serves as chairman of the council's finance committee, made a recommendation Monday night to reserve the estimated $3.4 million payout for the construction of the new Cairo Police Department headquarters.

Council approves purchase of new pickup truck for Fire Dept.

The purchase of another new city vehicle was a major point of discussion at Monday night's Cairo City Council meeting.
This week's action comes on the heels of a recent purchase of three new vehicles for the Cairo Police Department last month.

Suspect in prostitution sting hired as Assistant D.A.

By Editor Powell Cobb
Bainbridge Post-Searchlight
Reprinted with permission

A former Gwinnett County assistant district attorney arrested in January on charges related to a prostitution ring bust in Dunwoody was hired by Joe Mulholland, the district attorney for the South Georgia Judicial Circuit.
Christopher Quinn, 46, resigned from his position on Feb. 24 and was hired by Mulholland this month. He will work as an assistant district attorney.

Lake Authority interviews the Croys for second time

After meeting with representatives of The Croy Group last July the Grady County Lake Authority scheduled a second meeting this week to further discuss contracting with the company to assist the county in the development of the Tired Creek Lake project.
In addition to the authority members, which included Chairman Lee Gainous, Vice Chairman LaDon Toole, Edgar B. Smith III, Travis Bryant, Jeff Brown, Ray Prince and Randolph Wind, the members of the Grady County Board of Commissioners also sat in on the meeting held at the courthouse Monday morning.

County spends $218,400 to acquire right-of-way to pave State Park Road

The Grady County Commission has now acquired all of the right-of-way necessary to pave State Park Road, which will be the main entryway to the 960-acre Tired Creek Lake.
After many months of negotiations, county commissioners voted publicly to ratify the verbal approval the board had given County Attorney Kevin S. Cauley in previous closed door meetings to purchase the needed right-of-way.

Burns steps up to fill void at JDA

The Grady County Joint Development Authority held its first meeting since the resignation of its executive director Tuesday.
JDA Vice Chairman Robbie Burns has stepped in to handle the duties of the executive director and this week he was praised by JDA Chairman Charles M. Stafford for his extra effort.

Tobar touts “gourmet cracklins” now served at Barber Park

Grady County Administrator Carlos Tobar appeared giddy Tuesday night in announcing that the concession stand at Barber Park is now serving what he described as "gourmet cracklins."
Tobar went on to describe the new offering as "gourmet ethnic food."

Register to speak at the United Nations

Grady County’s Laura Register is invited to participate in a panel discussion on the status of women and girls during a conference at the United Nations next week.
Register, who represents District 3 on the Grady County Board of Education, says her panel is a parallel event of the 61st session of the “Commission on the Status of Women” held at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, March 13-24. “I’m honored and a bit overwhelmed to be included in this event,” Register says.

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