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Which one will be superintendent?

Tomorrow morning Grady Countians will know who will be charged with leading the school system into the future.
At 7:30 a.m. Thursday, the Grady County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting to vote on the hiring of a new school superintendent.
Two weeks ago the board identified Lee M. Bailey and Philip F. Mellor as the top finalists for the position.
Bailey, a Grady County resident and 1973 graduate of Cairo High School, is currently the assistant superintendent of Thomas County Schools and serves as the CTAE director.
Mellor is the Henry County Schools Executive Officer of Region South and supervises 17 schools, which is one-third of the school district.
Immediately after the vote Thursday morning The Cairo Messenger will post coverage of the called school board meeting at
Whoever is hired tomorrow will be replacing current Superintendent Dr. Tommy Pharis, who announced in January he plans to retire when his contract expires June 30, 2013.
Grady County Board of Education Chairman Drew Pyrz said the board has negotiated a compensation package with the two finalists and board members will be prepared to cast their vote for the candidate of their choice Thursday.

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