5 AM Surgical celebrates grand opening with open house

A Cairo surgeon has opened a new practice here where he will provide general surgery services. Dr. Jason Wells celebrated the opening of his business, 5 AM Surgical, with a ribbon cutting Friday afternoon. Dr. Wells has worked in Cairo since the fall of 2018, and says he will continue to provide traditional surgery services…

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Local officials map out plans for new transportation sales tax

Local officials huddled Tuesday morning to make plans for a Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum later this year. At the invitation of the Grady County Commissioners, Whigham Mayor George Trulock and Cairo City Manager Chris Addleton met with Grady County Administrator J.C. (Buddy) Johnson III, Grady County Commission Chairman Keith Moye, Grady…

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Veteran librarian settles into new role as director

Roddenbery Memorial Library has a new director at the helm, and she is a very familiar face in the community; she steered the library for about six months last year as acting director. Janet Boudet will celebrate 31 years on the job at R.M.L. this spring, and on this anniversary she will be library director.…

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In awkward start to 2020, commission leadership is chosen

Not bound by any law to do otherwise, the Grady County Board of Commissioners moved away from the practice of rotating the chairmanship and vice chairmanship of the board based on the tenure of individual commissioners in an awkward start to 2020 this week. District 3 Commissioner Keith Moye, who served as vice chairman during…

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Goosby is new District 3 school board member

The Grady County Board of Education has appointed Gerald Goosby to fill the District 3 seat vacated by Laura Register. Under the official board action, Goosby will hold the seat for the remainder of Register’s term, which expires at the end of this calendar year. Goosby and any other person in the district who wants…

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G.B.I. probes into recent shooting deaths continue

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is continuing its probes into two shooting deaths in Cairo last month, one involving former Cairo Police Chief Keith Sandefur and the other involving two local brothers. Sandefur died of a single gunshot wound at a law enforcement shooting range in Cairo, and 29-year-old Logan Bennett died of multiple gunshot…

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Tired Creek Lake to host top high school anglers next month

Some of Georgia’s best high school aged anglers will be competing on Tired Creek Lake next month as part of a Georgia BASS Nation High School Fishing tournament, Grady County Lake Authority Executive Director Mike Binion announced to the Grady County Commission on Tuesday. According to Binion, the top 20 high school fishermen from across…

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Annual King Day observance is planned for January 20

Gee-Theophille stepping down after a decade of service The M.L.K. Collaborative is preparing for this month’s local celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which will have a theme of “Teamwork makes the Dreamwork.” Activities will include a parade through downtown, a speech by the grand marshal, and performances by local organizations. Cairo native and…

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Local leaders to meet next week on new tax

Grady County, City of Cairo and City of Whigham officials will meet next Tuesday at 11 a.m. to discuss moving forward with the process of implementing a Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax here. Not more than $15 million is to be collected during the life of the tax should voters approve the new…

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Cast your ballot in the 2020 Best of Grady County contest

Only you can decide who will earn the title of “Best of Grady County” for 2020. Inside this issue of The Cairo Messenger, on Page B4, readers will find a ballot to cast your vote for the “Best Of Grady County” as part of the newspaper’s annual reader’s choice awards contest. Each week for the…

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