Fisherman lands mammoth bass at Tired Creek Lake

The following is reprinted with permission from Georgia Outdoor News BY DARYL KIRBY Since opening to the public on Memorial Day weekend in 2018, a 960-acre recreational fishing lake named Tired Creek has been a fishing gem in extreme south Georgia. Big bass always get the attention of anglers, and Tired Creek Lake in Grady…

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Jarvis begins work at chamber

Reception for her to be held April 13 The new executive director of the Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce is now on the job and says she is looking forward to getting to know her new community. Jennifer Jarvis started Thursday, and says it has been a very welcoming experience. “It is a very hospitable…

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COVID-19 gathering restrictions in Georgia set to roll back on April 8

By Beau Evans Staff Writer Capitol Beat News Service Gov. Brian Kemp is rolling back restrictions on public gatherings and a shelter-in-place order for elderly-care facility residents that have been in place since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Set to take effect on April 8, the rollback marks the broadest lifting of COVID-19 safety…

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COVID-19 numbers remain low here

An additional local death is reported The number of new cases of COVID-19 affecting Grady County residents remains low for a fifth week, with only three confirmed by public health officials in the last seven days. We did record another death of a Grady County resident from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, bringing…

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School board and superintendent agree to new three-year contract

Three weeks after the Grady County Board of Education unanimously approved a new, three-year contract with School Superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard, the document was finally executed by both parties last week. School board Chairman Derrick Majors blamed his work schedule in the delay in signing the document and delivering it to the superintendent for his…

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Off on spring break with extra green in their pockets

Grady County School System personnel are enjoying a week’s vacation this week and they all departed last Friday with some extra green in their pockets. All 627 employees of the school system received $1,000 bonuses on Friday. The state picked up the payment for all teachers and other staff including cafeteria workers, custodians, and bus…

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Contract to privatize county’s solid waste service is finalized

Grady County Commissioners on Tuesday morning approved a contract to privatize garbage collection and disposal with Taylor Waste Services Inc. of Cairo and authorized Chairman Phillip Drew to execute the contract. Commissioners are anxiously anticipating the completion of the new manned dumpsite west of Whigham on Bunn Lane and once it is operational the county…

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Suspect sought in daytime robbery of Hibbett Sports

Cairo Police are investigating a robbery that took place at a sporting goods store here midday Saturday. Store clerks at Hibbett Sports, located on Eighth Avenue N.E., tell police that the suspect was in the store between 30 and 60 minutes before he ran outside with an armload of merchandise at 12:39 p.m. A store…

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