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County commissioners buck proposed environmental health fee hike

An effort in the 14-county southwest Georgia public health district to raise environmental health fees to be uniform across the district hit a roadblock in Grady County Tuesday night.
The proposed new fee schedule, which includes increases ranging from $10 to $150 for various services, was presented to the Grady County Commission by Grady County Environmental Health Specialist Clay Poole.
Rates, according to Poole, have not been raised in over 12 years.

Donations are being accepted for hospital beautification project

The fresh landscaping project ongoing at Grady General Hospital is getting help from many in the community, from local government to local families. After the hospital’s outdoor refurbishing plan became public knowledge, some individuals contacted the hospital to ask how they could help. The hospital leaders have now announced they will accept donations from the public to go towards the project, and donors may give in honor or in memory of loved ones.

Ochlockonee River Hidden Gem Paddle attracted large group to the river Saturday

Ochlockonee River Water Trail, Golden Triangle Resource, Conservation & Development and Birdsong Nature Center recently partnered with the Georgia River Network to host the first ever local paddle event making the Ochlockonee River Hidden Gem Paddle a big success, according to organizers.  

Car stolen here found last week in Flint River

One day a Cairo man reported his Chevy Impala was stolen and the next day it was found floating in the Flint River.
The grey, 2013 4-door Impala was reported stolen around 2:25 a.m., Thursday, according to Cairo Police reports. The owner told officers the car was taken while he was visiting a friend at 901 MLK Blvd.

Cost of watching CNS Cable to increase again in 2016

Add the annual CNS Cable rate increase to the list with death and taxes as certainties in life.
The Cairo mayor and council unanimously approved a rate hike for 2016 for CNS Cable, ranging from $1 to $5 per month increases.

“Big Toe” to present NFL?golden football to Cairo High School

One of the all-time greatest athletes to graduate from Cairo High School will be back at the school next week to make a special presentation on behalf of the National Football League.
As part of the nationwide Super Bowl 50 celebration, the NFL has initiated the Super Bowl High School Honor Roll program to acknowledge schools and communities that have directly influenced Super Bowl history and impacted the game for the better.
"The Big Toe from Cairo" Bobby Walden will present a Wilson Golden Football to his alma mater, Cairo High School, in a ceremony tentatively planned for 1:30 p.m. next Wednesday, Nov. 18.

County gives ok to begin clearing for boat ramps

Work by Grady County Road Department crews will get underway soon to clear off the proposed sites for boat ramps and parking areas on Cedar Springs Road at Tired Creek Lake, following action taken by the Grady County Commission during a joint meeting with the Grady County Lake Authority Monday morning.

Comp time for city workers may soon be eliminated

Soon, City of Cairo employees may no longer be eligible to earn compensatory time or, at a minimum, they will be allowed to accumulate much less than currently allowed.
The Cairo mayor and council got a first look at a proposed new policy governing compensatory time, commonly referred to as “comp time” at their regular meeting Monday night.

Tornado touches down in Elpino

Sunday afternoon’s weather turned dangerous for some local residents when a tornado touched down briefly in the north Grady County community of Elpino. The twister was reported around 3:45 p.m. near the intersection of Pine Level Road and Ridge Road.
Calvary to swell with Mule Day visitors on Saturday

The Calvary Lions Club will be welcoming thousands of guests to their 43rd annual Mule Day on Saturday. There are already visitors camped out and waiting for the annual homage to the beast of burden to kick off.
County's top 25 taxpayers

Grady County's list of top 25 taxpayers will be paying only $1,524,938.65 this year compared to $1,534,843.18 last year.
The appraised value of the top 25 taxpayers grew from $165,876,145 in 2014 to $171,512,054 in 2015.

Gainous will not seek fifth term

For a Grady County elected official who has had a lifelong love of numbers, the last 15 years have been a dream job.
However, Grady County Tax Commissioner Phyllis Gainous has decided to retire as the county's top tax official when her term expires Dec. 31, 2016.

Veterans Day program to feature rededication of eternal flame monument

Next Wednesday when Grady countians and Americans across the land pause to honor the service of the men and women in the United States Armed Forces, a long-standing monument to the county's war veterans will be rededicated.
Wednesday's ceremony will be held on the courthouse lawn beginning at 11 a.m.

New use of old jail earns state award for Grady County

Grady County has won first place in a Keep Georgia Beautiful contest for coming up with a new way to use the former county jail. The Grady County Fire and Rescue Training Ground is the new name of the old jail, which has been refurbished. The facility is now used to help keep volunteer firefighters safe as they put out flames by giving them multiple training opportunities.
Change in sex ed curriculum spurs questions

It can be uncomfortable for adults to talk to children about sex and that discomfort is even more when teachers are asked to teach sex education in the classroom.
A recent change to the sex education curriculum taught in Grady County schools in grades fourth through 12th has caused a firestorm of criticism on social media and in the form of phone calls from concerned citizens to local school officials.

New attorney takes oath Tuesday, hangs shingle in his hometown

Cairo's newest attorney was sworn in Tuesday by Superior Court Judge J. Kevin Chason.
Gabe Ridley successfully passed the Georgia State Bar exam and is now a practicing attorney in Thomas L. Lehman's firm.
Ridley, 34, and his wife Laura are the parents of two boys, Luke, 4, and Noah, 3, and the couple is expecting the arrival of a baby girl in January.

Ghosts and goblins to descend on downtown

All children 12 and under wearing costumes are invited to trick or treat downtown between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. during Boo on Broad, which is sponsored by the downtown Cairo merchants and City of Cairo Main Street. Trick or treating in Grady County communities will take place the next night, Saturday, Oct. 31. 
Redding to put heart and soul into Cairo youth

A Georgia son of soul royalty said he is looking forward to sharing his music with south Georgians next week while helping the kids of the Jackie Robinson Boys and Girls Club of Cairo and Grady County. Otis Redding III, promises to perform some of his father’s music during his concert for Diamond Affair presented by Koyo Bearings, Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Cairo High School Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m.
Tickets, $25, are available now online, and at the Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce or Capital City Bank. 

Prince is Grady's Teacher of the Year

A Washington Middle School science teacher was named Grady County Teacher of the Year at an early Friday morning breakfast meeting held at the VanLandingham Center.  
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction Laura Elliott made the surprise announcement that Scott Prince had been chosen Grady’s top teacher. Prince was one of seven teachers vying for the distinction of becoming this year’s county winner.

Annual community health fair is next week

Wal-Mart and Grady General Hospital have joined forces with local organizations to present a free health fair so the citizens of Grady County will have access to essential health services for all ages and needs.
The fair will take place at Wal-Mart in Cairo on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
On hand will be free screenings and educational information.

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