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Volunteers sought for local mural project

June 17, 2021

Most folks know that Grady County is the birthplace of Jackie Robinson but a new mural project between the University of Georgia Grady County Archway Partnership and Cairo High School will bring a little more recognition for Cairo’s most famous native. The idea of a mural at the baseball field was created by U.G.A. College…

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Life-saving Scout with local ties is honored

June 17, 2021

Grandson of former mayor earns national recognition The South Georgia Council and the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America has presented the National Heroism Award to Scout John Burns Holton of Albany. Holton is the son of former Cairo resident, Angie Burns Holton and her husband, Robert Holton, and grandson of Bobby Burns…

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Mayor proclaims Saturday as Juneteenth in Cairo

June 17, 2021

For the first time in the City of Cairo’s 150 year history, the city will be celebrating Juneteenth, the commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the United States. On Monday night, at the request of Councilman Demario Byrden, the council unanimously authorized Mayor Howard Thrower III, to execute a proclamation declaring June 19, 2021…

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