C.H.S. Chorus to perform in Tallahassee Friday night

Cairo High School’s chorus will perform Friday evening as guest artists during an Arts-in-the-Heart Concert Series in Tallahassee. Internationally renowned virtuoso violinist Rachel Barton Pine is the concert’s feature artist. Pine will be accompanied by pianist, Matthew Hagle and the Javacya Elite Chamber Orchestra, the premier ensemble of the Javacya Arts Conservatory. The concert will…

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Sheriff’s Office closes in on suspected burglary ring

A dramatic arrest of two burglary suspects from Grady County involved multiple law enforcement authorities including the U.S. Marshals in Tallahassee, where both suspects remain in custody, local officials say. The suspects, Justin Hicks, 22, and Darby Carter, 20, were arrested the night of Wednesday, Feb. 12. The Grady County Sheriff’s newly formed drug unit…

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Committee organized to develop marketing strategy

The Grady County Commission and Grady County Lake Authority met jointly last Wednesday to formalize the creation of the Grady Growth, Marketing and Development Committee. Both entities made recommendations for prospective members of the 23-person committee. “We had a very positive meeting. Everyone who was involved that I have spoken to were complimentary. I’m excited…

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County’s new voting machines arrive

Grady County is the proud new owner of 66 touch screen voting machines that were delivered here last Wednesday. Grady County Election Superintendent Denise Maddox says each of the new machines is equipped with a printer that will print a paper copy of each voter’s ballot. Voters can review their selections to insure accuracy and…

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More jobs coming to Cairo

Tampa, Florida’s loss is Cairo’s gain as Nivel Parts and Manufacturing announced late last week it would be shifting 100 percent of its manufacturing operation to its plant here. Grady County Joint Development Authority Executive Director Julian Brown updated the members of the authority on this recent development at the JDA’s monthly meeting Tuesday. “It’s…

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Young to seek fifth term as county’s sheriff

Grady County Sheriff Harry Young says he will officially kick off his campaign for reelection during qualifying. The four-term sheriff says he plans to seek a fifth term as the county’s chief law enforcement officer, and he hopes voters will agree that he has run a successful office. Young, 76, says he will qualify as…

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Top high school anglers to compete here Sunday

Georgia BASS Nation High School Fishing will hosting its first Angler of the Year Tournament this Sunday, Feb. 23 at Tired Creek Lake. This special tournament features high school anglers from across the state who are in the Top 20 ranking thus far in the season. Anglers have been competing for this status since tournaments…

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College and Career Week hosted at C.H.S.

Cairo High School hosted its annual College and Career Week last week with each day dedicated to learning tips about how to get and keep a job, where to work or go to college, or how to realize a dream of a positive future. The week of Feb. 10-14 kicked off on Monday, Feb. 10,…

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Councilman Byrden wants cemetery regulations revisited

Cairo City Councilman Demario Byrden is asking the city council to reconsider its restriction on slabs over graves in Forest Lawn Cemetery. According to Byrden, some of the grave sites at Forest Lawn Cemetery, on 11th Avenue N.W., appear to be “sinking in” and “looks bad.” “Maybe we should revisit putting slabs out there,” Byrden…

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County looks to out-source routine vehicle maintenance

The Grady County Commission is poised to enter into an agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management to oversee the maintenance and servicing of the county’s 62-vehicle fleet. Chelsea Karol of Enterprise Fleet Management, who previously presented a recommendation to the board last year, appeared before the county commission this week to discuss the service agreement. Under…

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