Courthouse to be closed July 9th and 12th

Coming off the July Fourth holiday the public is advised that the Grady County Courthouse will be closed on Friday and Monday due to ongoing renovations. Beginning Friday, crews with A.B.M. Industries will be wrapping up work on the installation of a cooling tower heat exchanger and efficiency pumps for a new air conditioning and…

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Boys & Girls Club to combat pandemic ‘learning loss’ with $100k grant

The Jackie Robinson Boys & Girls Club of Cairo-Grady County will soon receive federal coronavirus relief money for an education-based grant program. Club officials currently plan to use the funds, slightly over $100,000 distributed over 15 months, to hire teachers and invest in updated technology to help club members recover academic progress lost during the…

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Small uptick in vaccination rate is recorded here

The number of Grady Countians stepping up to get vaccinated against COVID-19 has inched up slightly in the last week as public health officials encourage students, especially, to get the free shot over the summer. Everyone 12 and older is now eligible to receive the vaccination, says Dr. Charles Ruis, district health director, noting that,…

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COVID-19 cases have inched upward

After two weeks of reporting no hospitalizations at Archbold facilities due to COVID-19, the area healthcare operator stated Tuesday they have three such patients in treatment at their hospital in Thomasville. Grady General Hospital in Cairo, however, remains without any COVID-positive patients as of Tuesday. The number of new cases affecting Grady County residents in…

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Author to speak at library Friday night

Join author Doug Alderson, Friday, July 16, at 7 p.m., as he speaks about his new book, “America’s Alligator: A Popular History of Our Most Celebrated Reptile.” Copies of his book will be available for purchase. This event will be held in the library’s auditorium and is free of charge.

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County sees pipe costs nearly double

Grady County road superintendent Stanley Elkins informed Grady County Commissioners Tuesday that the cost of galvanized pipe is nearly double what the county paid when it last placed an order. Elkins requested bids on 39 pieces of pipe in sizes varying from 15’ x 24’ up to 24’ x 24’ to replenish the county’s inventory.…

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4-H’ers competed at District Public Speaking contest

By:  Lisa Pollock, Grady County 4-H Agent and Deron Rehberg, Grady County CEC/4-H & Ag Agent During the weekend of June 4th-5th, six Grady County 4-H’ers attended Junior/Senior Project Achievement at Rock Eagle 4-H Center.  For those of you unfamiliar with Project Achievement, this is 4-H’s public speaking competition and in our opinion 4-H’s most…

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National Boys & Girls Club Week was observed here

The Jackie Robinson Boys & Girls Club of Cairo/Grady County recently celebrated National Boys & Girls Club Week with a visit from an Olympic champion along with local high school athletes. As part of the week, June 21-25, Boys & Girls Clubs across America and on U.S. military installations worldwide hosted a weeklong celebration featuring…

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Calvary produce stand runs on family and honesty

Just south of Calvary on Highway 111 South, a weathered, wooden stand sits off to the side of the road, full of vegetables straight from the field. This colorful display belongs to Mrs. Dot Dalton, a nearly 70-year resident of the community, who grows and harvests everything she sells. The gardener is often found elsewhere…

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