Suspect in high speed chase with police turns himself in

A man wanted on a burglary warrant who crashed into three cars including a Cairo Police Department vehicle last week finally surrendered to authorities Friday, lawmen say. Sean Eric Brinson, 49, a resident of Tennyson Street N.E. in Pelham, turned himself in at the Grady County Sheriff’s Office Friday morning, more than two days after…

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City leaders ask for respect for others when using fireworks

Cairo City Councilmen said Monday night they are receiving complaints from city residents about fireworks being fired within the city limits at night and they want the public to know the laws regulating fireworks. Under state law, fireworks may be used any day between 10 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. unless a local ordinance restricts the…

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City to construct new airport terminal building

The Cairo Municipal Airport will soon have a brand new terminal building thanks in large part to an appropriation from the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Aviation Division. The city has been allocated $375,000 from the state for the project and the city will be required to match with $125,000, which is a 75-25 split. “We…

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New laws take effect on July 1

By Dave Williams Bureau Chief Capitol Beat News Service The controversial election bill the Republican-controlled General Assembly passed in March garnered the most publicity by far of anything lawmakers did during this year’s session. But the legislature approved a host of other bills during 40 days under the Gold Dome covering a variety of issues…

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Local Samaritans help Alabama man get home

When an older man ran out of gas on Highway 111 South two weeks ago, Grady County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jeff Riggins answered the call for assistance. “He could tell us his name and address, but everything else (he said) didn’t make sense,” Sgt. Riggins says of the man who was in his 80’s. Grady E.M.S.…

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Cairo’s own, Teresa Edwards, spent week here helping young players

Last week, Cairo’s own Teresa Edwards spent the week sharing not only her knowledge of the game of basketball, but the wisdom gained from an incredible journey that took a little girl who loved basketball around the world. Teresa Edwards is recognized as the greatest female basketball player in the world. Sports Illustrated has placed…

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Local artist still sculpting 20 years later

A Cairo native featured by The Messenger two decades ago continues to share his talent with the community today. In 2001, 25-year-old Quinlin James had clay and aluminum foil figurines of characters from his favorite anime TV show, “Dragon Ball Z,” on display in Roddenbery Memorial Library. James, now 46, donated a foil sculpture of…

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Harrell is chairman of Georgia Farm Bureau Peanut Committee

Grady County’s Harrell Grady County Farm Bureau vice president John Harrell is serving as chairman of the Georgia Farm Bureau Peanut Committee. Harrell, whose family has farmed in Grady County for six generations, farms with his brother, Tommy, and his son, Douglas, growing peanuts, cotton, pecans and timber on more than 1,000 acres. John Harrell…

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