Car Rally is this weekend and street dance moves “uptown”

The 31st edition of the Great Southern Antique Car Rally is this weekend, so if you see a number of Chevy Chevelles around town don’t be surprised. There are a couple of surprises in store, according to Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce executive director, Trey Gainous. Gainous says the rally will continue to feature a…

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Gov. Kemp to tour Nivel plant here, sign bills on Friday

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is returning to Grady County this Friday for the first time since being sworn in as the state’s chief executive. The governor is coming to tour the newly expanded Nivel Parts and Manufacturing plant here and to sign two bills backed by District 173 State Representative Darlene Taylor. Kemp is expected…

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State representative to speak to Historical Society

Georgia District 173 State Representative Darlene Taylor will be the featured speaker that the next meeting of the Grady County Historical Society. The society meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, beginning at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Cairo City Council Chamber located in the Roddenbery Building, North Broad Street in downtown…

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SoloHope hosted fair trade fashion show at the Zebulon

On April 13, dozens of women from South Georgia gathered for Fashion for Hope, a fair trade fashion show hosted by non-profit SoloHope. Held at the historic Zebulon Theater, women of all ages from near and far enjoyed learning more about how their fashion choices have the power to change the world. The event opened…

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Johnson says talk of balloon bond payment is not true

During a joint meeting of the Grady County Commission and Grady County Lake Authority last Wednesday, Grady County administrator, J.C. (Buddy) Johnson III, sought to squelch a “false narrative” about the debt on Tired Creek Lake being spread by critics of the lake project. “There has been a misunderstanding I need to clear up. There…

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Winning Fantasy 5 lottery ticket sold here

Some lucky Georgia lottery player in Cairo is holding a winning Fantasy 5 jackpot ticket purchased here for the May 5 drawing. The player, who has not yet come forward to claim the prize, will take home $255,839. The winning numbers from the May 5 drawing were: 7-27-35-38-39. One Convenient Stop, located at 1979 Highway…

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Elizabeth Cline was featured on NBC Nightly News

Cairo native Elizabeth “Lorri” Cline was recently featured on an episode of NBC Nightly News in a segment about the environmental impact of the clothing and apparel industry. She was interviewed in her Brooklyn home last month by NBC correspondent Anne Thompson. The crew arrived at her small two-bedroom home with “about 1,000 pounds of…

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