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Board won’t light July 4th fireworks

Citing the tough economic picture, Grady county commissioners Tuesday night voted down partnering with the City of Cairo to host a Independence Day fireworks display here.
City officials had written county leaders to determine if the county would fund $5,000 of the $10,000 fireworks show. Last year both governing bodies voted down having the fireworks display on July 4th.
“I don’t think we need to do it. Finances are too bad,” Commissioner Elwyn Childs said.
Commissioner Bobby Burns agreed and noted, “I really don’t see a lot of change from last year and it may be the same or worse.”
Childs also commented, “they are really pretty, but you can only stand so much prettiness.”
“I am as patriotic as anyone, but it is tough times out there gentlemen. We need to be as conservative as we can,” Commissioner Charles Norton said.
The board voted unanimous not to participate in funding the fireworks show.

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