Portable restrooms soon will be gone from Whigham School

Portable restrooms at Whigham Elementary School will soon be a thing of the past, according to Grady County School Superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard. The superintendent reported to the Grady County Board of Education Tuesday night that epoxy had been placed on the walls and work on the floors was beginning. The school systems Director of…

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Local landmark, nearly a century old, is razed

After taking three hits from Mother Nature in the last year, a nearly 100-year-old Cairo warehouse was demolished this week. Owner Melvin Horne says a tornado in March was the final blow, and the metal building had to come down. “It was too costly to rebuild it. It was such an old building, it would…

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Security plans for football games is reviewed

Public criticism leveled against the Grady County School System for security during the recent Cairo vs. Bainbridge football game and traffic control before and after the game prompted a call for Grady County School System Police Chief Redell Walton to update the members of the board of education this week during the board’s monthly meeting.…

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County’s third manned dumpster site opens today

Grady County’s third manned dumpster site opens today at the Hilltop location, north of Cairo next door to the Grady County Road Department, according to road superintendent and county solid waste director Stanley Elkins. The New Hilltop site is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m.…

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New city marketing director is named

The City of Cairo has a new director of marketing, and the city manager did not have to go far to find her. Alyssa J. Blakley, currently the Main Street manager and Downtown Development Authority director for the City of Pelham, has been hired to replace Celeste Tyler, who recently resigned to accept a position…

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Greg Eiford promoted to bank president

A Grady County native has been named president of TC Federal Bank in Thomasville. TF Federal’s Board of Directors and CEO Matt Brown named Greg Eiford as bank president. Eiford holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a graduate of The Stonier School of Banking. He began…

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Lake Authority formalizes duck hunting policies for the 2019-2020 season

Youth invited to hunt teal later this month The Grady County Lake Authority adopted new policies governing duck hunting for the upcoming 2019-2020 duck season on Tired Creek Lake during the authority’s monthly meeting Tuesday morning. A subcommittee of the authority chaired by Authority Vice Chairman Chip Wells put together a recommendation that has been…

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Georgia Municipal Association honors former city clerk

The City of Cairo hosted a retirement luncheon for veteran City Clerk Carolyn Lee Thursday. Lee stepped down Friday after a 46-year career with the city. A surprise presentation was made at the luncheon, which was held at The Foundry in downtown Cairo. Mrs. Lee was presented a Lifetime Service Award from the Georgia Municipal…

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