CHS students to ink internship agreements with Koyo Tuesday

When the Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce hosts its Breakfast on Broad next week, the program will include a special ceremony announcing a relationship between one of Cairo’s largest employers and Cairo High School. Koyo Bearings is starting an apprenticeship program with the school, employing and training students who could eventually have a career at…

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Sheriff’s Office keeping eye on 89 sex offenders & one predator

Thanks to an initiative involving Georgia’s sheriffs, 40 sex offenders were arrested and 147 warrants issued across the state during the last week of October for violations of state registration laws. In 2015, the first coordinated effort across the state was launched to conduct residence verifications and compliance checks of registered sex offenders during a…

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BOE ready to move on facilities projects

With more than $9 million in the bank ready to invest in facilities projects, the Grady County School System is waiting on construction plans to be finalized so that major projects at Eastside and Northside elementary schools can be put out for bid and construction can begin. School system finance officer, Dan Broome, reported to…

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School schedule may change as Syrupmakers advance

Grady County School System officials are already making contingency plans as the Cairo High School Syrupmakers prepare to compete in the state playoffs. Cairo is hosting the Baldwin Braves this Friday night at West Thomas Stadium and should Cairo win and Blessed Trinity Catholic High School win over Troupe County on Friday night, the following…

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CHS team earned top honors in FFA national competition

Cairo High School FFA earns a Silver Star and placed 15th in the nation at the National FFA Farm and Agribusiness Management Career Development event at the 92nd National FFA Convention the last week of October. The event was held in conjunction with the 92nd National FFA convention & Expo in Indianapolis. The national convention…

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Nearly $25,000 raised for local Boys & Girls Club

With about 300 people in attendance, Thursday evening’s Diamond Affair raised about $25,000 for the local Boys and Girls Club. The 10th anniversary event benefiting the Jackie Robinson Boys and Girls Club of Cairo and Grady County was held at the Grady Cultural Center under the direction of Amy Hagan, vice chair of the club’s…

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Scholarship motocross event attracted 198 riders

Organizers of a unique public motocross event in Grady County say they are pleased with the outcome. The Scholarship Cash for Class Race was a three-day event that took place at Georgia Practice Facility on Bold Springs Road, Friday-Sunday. “For a first time event, it went really well,” says Josh Woods, who co-owns G.P.F. with…

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Sellars to headline Veterans Day program Monday

A former U.S. Army Ranger who was involved in the hunt for Osama bin Laden will be the keynote speaker at the Veterans Day observance to be held on the front lawn of the Grady County Courthouse Monday at 11 a.m. Jason Sellars, a 1998 graduate of Cairo High School and now a resident of…

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County going with local insurance provider to save money

Grady County Commissioners approved this week shifting county workers’ compensation insurance from a statewide self-insured pool to being managed by a local insurance agency. Southern Insurance of Cairo representatives Chuck Thomas, Dustin Thomas and Hansel Bearden previously presented a proposal in an attempt to get the county’s business. Further examination of the proposal from the…

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Monday is holiday, but not for garbage pickup

Federal and state offices as well as local financial institutions will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day, but Grady County and the Cities of Cairo and Whigham offices will be open. This will mean that residential garbage pickup will maintain the normal schedule in Cairo and will be picked up Monday.…

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