County’s auditor says 2018 report is improved

Grady County’s auditor expressed his optimism that the county is on the right track to putting its financial house in order. “Considering the personnel changes you had last year and the hurricane, you’ve cleared up a good bit. A bunch of issues have been cleared out,” Auditor Perry Henry reported to the county commission Tuesday…

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County employees to begin paying a portion of their health insurance

The “Cadillac” health insurance package offered to Grady County workers is being modified in order to reduce costs, and county employees will now actually be paying for a portion of their monthly health insurance premium. On Tuesday night, Grady County Administrator J.C. (Buddy) Johnson III, told Grady County commissioners and a large audience, including many…

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JDA pushes forward on new spec building project

The Grady County Joint Development Authority continues to make progress on its goal of constructing a new speculative building at the Milestone Industrial Park addition. On Tuesday, authority members received a report from JDA executive director Julian Brown on the proposed project. Brown is in the process of obtaining construction cost estimates as well as…

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Lake Authority votes to offer duck hunting again this year

The Grady County Lake Authority will open Tired Creek Lake again this year for duck hunting, and youth hunters will have an opportunity to hunt during the upcoming teal season. The authority also learned this week the county is set to more than double its revenue from daily passes paid by out-of-county residents who fish…

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Teachers may not get paid early before the holidays this year

With the strong possibility that local tax bills will not be mailed until mid November, the Grady County School System may not be able to pay its employees prior to the Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks this year as has been done in recent years. School System finance officer Dan Broome said that the delay in…

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Virtual banking technology comes to Whigham

Capital City Bank is no longer manning it branch located in Whigham, but the bank has installed new virtual banking technology for the benefit of customers in the Whigham community and surrounding area. The Whigham location of Capital City Bank now offers extended service hours via Virtual Banking machine at its 126 East Broad Avenue.…

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Council votes to rezone lot next to hospital

A prime lot on busy Fifth Street S.E. near Grady General Hospital that has been zoned for residential use may soon be rezoned to allow for restricted development. Dr. B.M. Bailey has sought to have his property located at 1207 Fifth St. S.E., next door to the hospital, rezoned as far back as 1995. A…

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