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Seven candidates qualify for Cairo city election

Qualifying for the Cairo municipal election on Nov. 5 concluded at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. A total of seven candidates qualified creating competitive races in all three districts. In District 1, incumbent Councilman Lannis Thornton is being challenged by Alicia Byrden Gurley and Sharon Ann Williams. Gurley had previously announced her plans to run…

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Johnson blasts critics

Grady County’s new administrator is wrapping up his first year on the job and with his evaluation slated for Sept. 3, J.C. (Buddy) Johnson III, took the opportunity Tuesday night to clear the air and get issues off his chest near the conclusion of the Grady County Commission meeting. Johnson has pushed back strongly against…

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More dumpster sites to close

The county’s third manned dumpster site located at Hilltop north of Cairo could open later this week. That was the pronouncement of county road superintendent and solid waste director Stanley Elkins to the Grady County Commission on Tuesday night. Once the Hilltop manned site is operational, Elkins said he will close dumpster sites located on…

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