Get rid of scrap tires Saturday

Got scrap tires in need of disposal and you want to do it legally and properly? Then make plans to participate in Grady County’s Scrap Tire Amnesty Day this Saturday, Dec. 14. Between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., local residents can drop off tires at the Grady County Road Department, 1978 North Broad St. A…

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C.H.S. Bands present Christmas Concert Thursday night

The Cairo High School Band will present its annual Christmas Concert tomorrow night, Dec. 12, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Cairo High School auditorium. “We invite the Grady County community to join us for an evening of seasonal selections and hope that the concert will be a highlight of the holiday season. Our student…

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C.H.S. Choral Concert planned for Dec. 17

The Cairo High School choral program will present its annual Winter Concert next week. Four groups of singers will perform during the concert, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. at the C.H.S. Auditorium. Ms. Erikka Edwards, chorus director, says in addition to the Cairo Concert Choir and Syrup Singers, a Men’s…

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Byrden upset with fellow councilmen, left meeting early

A Cairo city councilman visibly upset when his motion died for lack of a second, abruptly exited the meeting Monday night before the council adjourned. The city council has briefly discussed the idea of videoing council meetings and rebroadcasting them or live streaming them in recent months and City Manager Chris Addleton solicited proposals to…

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Don’t miss “A Seussified Christmas Carol” on Dec. 19

A Christmas classic has been given the Dr. Seuss treatment for Washington Shiver Drama Club’s holiday play, ‘A Seussified Christmas Carol.” The play is based on Charles Dickens’ beloved story, but performed as a comedy in rhyming couplets. “With zoot-fruited juices and a binka bird goose, from Bed-Headed Fred to Little Cindy Loo Hoo, this…

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Cairo’s new Huddle House is now open for business

Huddle House opened its doors in Cairo today at its new location. The restaurant had been under construction since June 10 when a former Ameris Bank branch was demolished to make room for the new eatery. The new Huddle House, located at 40 U.S. 84, will be open around the clock. “The community in Cairo…

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Tasty holiday treats donated to local schools

Students at Grady County Schools will receive a sweet holiday treat this week courtesy of the owners of an area citrus grove. Perry and Lindy Savelle, owners of Georgia Grown Citrus, LLC, donated approximately 800 pounds of satsumas for local school children to enjoy. Cairo High School Young Farmers teacher Malone Harrell had recently invited…

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Leon County officials tour lake with local leaders

Grady County Lake Authority consultant Will Butler brought a delegation from Leon County to tour Tired Creek Lake with Grady County officials last Wednesday. Leon County Commission Chairman Bryan Desloge, Visit Tallahassee Senior Marketing Director Katie Kole and Leon County Tourist Development Council Executive Director Kerri Post traveled up from Tallahassee to join Butler, Grady…

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Broad St. RR crossing closed until Friday

CSX Railroad has notified City of Cairo officials that the railroad crossing on Broad Street in downtown Cairo will be closed beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, and is expected to reopen by Friday, Dec. 12, at 8 a.m. “This is a railroad project and we know it will cause an inconvenience, but…

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Arson suspected in Tuesday house fire

A home being renovated for a Cairo family just in time for the holidays was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning, and the Cairo Fire Department has determined it was arson. A reward is being offered for information about who may have started the blaze. Owners of the property say they are heartbroken. They had…

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