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Councilman Byrden wants cemetery regulations revisited

Cairo City Councilman Demario Byrden is asking the city council to reconsider its restriction on slabs over graves in Forest Lawn Cemetery. According to Byrden, some of the grave sites at Forest Lawn Cemetery, on 11th Avenue N.W., appear to be “sinking in” and “looks bad.” “Maybe we should revisit putting slabs out there,” Byrden…

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County looks to out-source routine vehicle maintenance

The Grady County Commission is poised to enter into an agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management to oversee the maintenance and servicing of the county’s 62-vehicle fleet. Chelsea Karol of Enterprise Fleet Management, who previously presented a recommendation to the board last year, appeared before the county commission this week to discuss the service agreement. Under…

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County gives final go-ahead on sales tax vote

Grady County commissioners have completed their negotiations with the cities of Cairo and Whigham and voted unanimously to issue a call for a countywide referendum on a proposed new Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax on May 18, 2020. It will be the voters who have the final say, but the question of whether…

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