Incumbents and challengers discussed city issues at forum Tuesday

An Organizing for Grady County event gave local voters an opportunity to meet three political newcomers running for seats on the Cairo City Council and two incumbent councilmen Tuesday. Approximately 50 people turned out for the informational forum, which was held at Reflections Event Center on First Avenue. New candidates were District 1 candidate Alicia…

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Chamber partnering with local schools to foster a skilled workforce

A select group of students at Cairo High School will soon have an opportunity to participate in a special grant funded project that will teach them about technology in agriculture-related industry in hopes of students continuing their education after high school. Specifically, the nearly $3,000 project will target 30 potential first generation students currently enrolled…

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Probe of alleged teacher misconduct wraps up, BOE to have called meeting

The Grady County Board of Education will convene a special called meeting today, Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m. to deal with a personnel matter, according to Grady County School Superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard. The called meeting follows an internal investigation by the superintendent and school system administrative staff into alleged misconduct by a school…

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Grand Jury issues 38 indictments this week

The September trial term of Grady Superior Court is taking place at the Grady County Courthouse through next week, and while District Attorney Joe Mulholland anticipates several trials, the Grady County Grand Jury has already indicted 38 cases this week. Among the suspects indicted is a 67-year-old Cairo man accused of stabbing to death Donald…

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Copeland shares concerns about upcoming election

Saying she had something she had to get off her chest Tuesday night, Grady County Commission Chairwoman LaFaye Copeland spoke out on issues regarding the upcoming Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum. “Something has been bothering me a lot since our last meeting,” Copeland said. She said, “people interpret things differently,” but she was…

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Croy indicted for theft by taking and criminal attempt to commit a felony

A Grady County Grand Jury finally heard this week the case against former Grady County Clerk Carrie Kines Croy for alleged misappropriation of funds, some four months after District Attorney Joe Mulholland had originally planned to bring the matter before the panel. The district attorney announced in mid-May that additional investigation into the matter was…

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Local artists are winners in Thomasville’s chalk art project

A pair of Grady County artists were winners in a special chalk art project in Thomasville recently. The city’s West Jackson corridor, locally known as the Creative District, is undergoing a dual metamorphosis. As the Streetscape Project heads into its fifth month, it has been greeted with big, bright, beautiful bugs in the form of…

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Senator Dean Burke to serve on task force on healthcare access and cost

Senator Dean Burke (R–Bainbridge) has been appointed by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan to serve as a member of the Task Force on Healthcare Access and Cost. Last week, the task force held their first meeting, which focused on data and technology innovations. The Task Force on Healthcare Access and Cost, chaired by Lt. Governor Duncan,…

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County road to be closed next week for repairs

Repairs on a south Grady County roadway will require a temporary closure beginning Monday, according to Grady County road superintendent Stanley Elkins. Elkins reported this week that Mccraeville Road in the southern part of the county will be completely closed beginning Monday, Sept. 16 through Thursday, Sept. 19 or until the road repair project is…

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Theater temporarily closed for renovations

Cairo’s Zebulon Theater is temporarily closed for renovations and officials say the theater will reopen as quickly as possible. Zebulon general manager Robert Dykes says the building’s roof is being re-foamed, and on the interior the ceiling is being lowered and new ceiling tiles installed. Plans also call for the floors to be thoroughly cleaned…

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