Night school option available for those seeking high school diploma

Grady County has a new option when it comes to earning a high school diploma. Coastal Plains Charter High School is a tuition free night school program that will be offered on the campus of Cairo High School. Students will learn at their own pace, and courses are “mastery-based, which means you cannot fail a…

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McGhee is grand marshal of this year’s King Day parade

The 2020 MLK Day Celebration in Cairo will be headlined by Jevar McGhee who has been selected as Grand Marshal of the annual parade and speaker at a post-parade program. The parade through downtown Cairo begins at 11 a.m. Monday at Roddenbery Memorial Library and ends at Holder Park on MLK Avenue S.W. where the…

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High school student allegedly had unloaded handgun at school

Cairo High School was placed in safety mode Thursday morning when school officials were notified that a student on campus could be in possession of a firearm. At approximately 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, Cairo High School Principal Chris Lokey reports that he was advised by members of the Grady County School System Police Department…

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Camilla teen charged in theft of City of Cairo truck

The City of Cairo and Cairo Police are investigating the theft of two city vehicles over the weekend. The first truck was found abandoned in a roadway down the street from the “city barn” where city vehicles are kept. The would-be thief of that 1995 Ford F-150 had crashed the truck through the chain-link fencing…

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Local congregation continues to weigh its options

The congregation of Woodland United Methodist Church is continuing to worship in the sanctuary of another local church as members consider their options in rebuilding following a fire last September. The Rev. Charles (Buddy) Whatley, pastor of Woodland UMC, says the church did not do much over the holidays, but now into the new year…

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Clark says he is running for the office of sheriff

Former chief investigator Steve Clark has announced he will run for sheriff of Grady County this year, a goal he says he has long set for himself. Clark, 52, is currently assistant police chief with Southern Regional Technical College. “For me, running for sheriff is not a decision. It’s a calling,” states Clark. The 1986…

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School board going back to old start time of 6 p.m.

The Grady County Board of Education began 2020 by electing new leadership, changing the starting time of its monthly meetings and adopting a calendar for the 2020-2021 school term during its first meeting of the year Tuesday night. Teresa Gee Hardy was unanimously elected chairwoman and Derrick Majors was elected vice chairman of the board.…

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New Archway Professional begins work here

Grady County has a new Archway Professional working on behalf of the local partnership with University of Georgia. Whitney Brannen joined Archway this month, and will be working here full time. As Archway Professional, Brannen will work as a liaison between the community and the university as she works to connect higher education resources to…

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