AG clears county of any wrongdoing

A critic of the Grady County Board of Commissioners received notification from Georgia Attorney General Christopher M. Carr’s office Tuesday that a review of a complaint filed with the state’s Department of Law warranted no further action. Richard Jordan, a resident of Grady County and one of the fiercest critics of county government, filed a…

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Homecoming hoedown underway this week at Cairo High School

Students at Cairo High School are celebrating Homecoming this week and kicked off the festivities Monday with the announcement of the 2019 Homecoming King and Queen nominees. Students will mark the week with a special “dress-up” day each day, then on Thursday, they will share the Syrupmaker spirit with the community during a parade through…

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Local firm’s contribution may have saved a life

First responders say praises are due to a local business that was just doing business as usual when their product really came in handy and may have saved a woman’s life. For many years, South Georgia Tractor has loaned variations of 4-wheelers to first responders to use during Mule Day. Both law enforcement and emergency…

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Early voting begins on Monday

After verifying all of the legalities and technicalities involved, City of Cairo Election Superintendent Dana W. Barfield announced Tuesday afternoon that advance in-person voting will take place next week for the municipal runoff election for the District 1 city council seat. Typically, advance voting would take place the following week, but due to the Thanksgiving…

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Sheriff’s Office equipped with life-saving drug

The Grady County Sheriff’s Office is now equipped with enough Narcan that every deputy and investigator has one dose they can use in the field should they get called to an overdose. After it was reported that a Cairo Police investigator’s Narcan likely saved the life of an overdose victim earlier this month, Grady County…

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Wells is named Hospital Leader of the Year

Crystal Wells, administrator of Grady General Hospital, was recently named tops in her field among leaders of rural hospitals in the Southeast. HomeTown Health, an organization of 70 rural hospitals in the Southeast, named Wells as the 2019 Hospital Leader of the Year. The award was announced at the group’s 20th Annual Fall Conference held…

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Advance voting ends, Tuesday is election day

This Friday, Nov. 1, is the last day of advance voting and as of Tuesday the number of ballots cast early in the countywide Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum had grown to 1,000, which is up from 668 a week ago. Advance voting for the Nov. 5 countywide Special Purpose Local Option Sales…

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RR crossing upgrades nearly complete

Work on three railroad crossings in Cairo continued Wednesday, but officials from CSX say many of the crossings should reopen by the end of the week. Rain has delayed completion of the maintenance work, according to a spokesperson with the railroad company. Work on Fourth Street S.W. will include paving today, and the crossing may…

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