TWO POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES REPORTED HERE

Grady County has its first positive cases of COVID-19, according to the Grady County Health Department. Test results for two Grady County residents have come back positive for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Officials could not confirm whether the patients were being cared for in their own home or in a hospital setting.…

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT EMERGENCY DECLARATION

City of Cairo, Whigham and Grady County Declaration of Disaster & Public Health Emergency FAQs  When does the order go into effect?  The order goes into effect at 6 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2020 How long does the order last?  The order is in effect through 8:00 a.m. on April 13 2020, unless it is…

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READ THE JOINT DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY

CLICK HERE TO READ EMERGENCY DECLARATION   The Grady County Board of Commissioners met in a special called meeting this morning, Friday, March 27, to execute a joint declaration of a state of emergency regarding COVID-19. This joint declaration is also expected to be approved by the Cairo City Council at a called meeting at…

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MECHANICAL FAILURE CAUSES DELAY IN PRINT EDITION

A mechanical failure with a critical component in the printing process has forced a multi-hour delay in the printing of the March 25 edition of The Cairo Messenger. A service technician has been called in and pending the necessary repairs the newspaper should be available later this evening. “Thankfully, we have not experienced a mechanical…

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Thrower is first to say he will run for mayor

A fifth generation Cairoite plans to qualify for mayor next week when qualifying for the May 19 special election opens. Howard Thrower III, told The Messenger Tuesday he will seek election to fill the unexpired term of Booker Gainor, who vacated his office to seek election to the Georgia House of Representatives. “I’m excited about…

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Local leaders urge residents to follow state’s lead in virus fight

Local government officials are urging Grady County residents to follow guidelines put in place by Gov. Brian Kemp Monday as the community navigates the threat of coronavirus transmission. After listening on a telephone conference call with Gov. Kemp and Dougherty County government officials Tuesday, the Grady County Commission agreed there was no need to tighten…

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Brazen bandit robbed store clerk in broad daylight Monday

An unknown suspect robbed a Dollar General clerk in broad daylight and got away with the store’s bank deposit Monday. The clerk was in the store parking lot walking to her car when the incident happened Monday at 12:53 p.m, according to Cairo Police, at the Dollar General located at 425 Second Avenue S.E. The…

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Alleged drug “Boss” put out of circulation

A two-month investigation into a suspected distributor of illegal pain pills has resulted in the arrest of a Cairo man and seizure of illegal drugs, according to officers with the Grady County Drug Unit. Concerned citizens notified the drug unit about the suspected illegal activity taking place in the 300 block of Mild Avenue S.W.,…

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Man wanted for allegedly beating up a Cairo woman

Police say they are looking for a 31-year-old Cairo man for beating his girlfriend and leaving her with broken bones and a bloody face. Jessie Carl Daniels Sr., is wanted by Cairo Police for questioning in the assault on his 22-year-old girlfriend. Police were called to an apartment complex on Joyner Road at 10:57 p.m.…

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