Boys & Girls Club members beat the heat at Holder Park

Keeping it cool outside can be a challenge during the summer months in Cairo, but the local Boys & Girls Club figured out a way to bring down the temperature and raise up the fun. The Jackie Robinson Boys & Girls Club of Cairo and Grady County called it Wet & Wild Wednesday last week…

Read More

Downtown get-down in Whigham Saturday night

Hometown musician Johnnie Marshall Blues Band sang the night away to a crowd of about 100 in Whigham Saturday, helping his neighbors continue to celebrate the patriotic holiday of July 4th. “Whigham Stars and Stripes” concert was presented by Whigham Volunteer Community Council in the City Park beginning at 7 p.m. Although the weather seemed…

Read More

Sunday alcohol sales could be on city ballot this fall

City of Cairo officials say they have been approached by local restaurant owners interested in being able to sell alcoholic beverages by the drink on Sundays, and on Monday night the city council appeared open to putting the question before city voters this November. Councilman Jerry Cox said he had been approached by two local…

Read More

More likely than not, tax bills will not be mailed until November

It appears more likely than not that Grady County commissioners will seek to delay the mailing of tax bills until approximately Nov. 20 this year, a month later than usual. Grady County administrator J.C. (Buddy) Johnson III, has been meeting with commissioners one-on-one and in small groups this week to discuss financial issues regarding the…

Read More

Grady EMC board votes to raise rates

Members of Grady EMC can expect to pay a little more for their monthly utility bills beginning next month. The Grady EMC Board of Directors recently approved what they say is the first rate increase since 1992 and beginning Aug. 1, monthly bills will be redesigned and will break out the monthly charges for kWh…

Read More

School board moves meeting

The Grady County Board of Education typically meets on the second Tuesday of each month, but not this month. The board voted last month to reschedule its July meeting to Tuesday, July 16 beginning at 5 p.m. at the VanLandingham Center, 203 North Broad St. All meetings of the board are open to the public.…

Read More

Methodist service to feature special music this Sunday

Lovers of the fine arts and classical music will not want to miss the ministry in music at Cairo First United Methodist Church this Sunday. At the traditional 11 a.m. worship service, the church will welcome Mary Abbott of Tallahassee’s Trinity United Methodist Church who will play the oboe and the oboe d’amore, a classic…

Read More

Local students interested in healthcare careers

A group of Cairo high school students interested in healthcare careers recently completed a summer program offered through Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Moultrie. The Opportunities Academy was held in June and on the last day, the students received certificates of completion. Family physician Dr. Linda Walden of Grady County was keynote speaker…

Read More

Open house of the newly renovated public library will be held July 11

Library director also to be honored next week Roddenbery Memorial Library is holding an Open House for the community to see the renovated facility and also to honor retired director Pamela Grigg. The Open House and Retirement Reception are scheduled to take place next week, on Thursday, July 11, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.…

Read More

Whigham Community Club held its clubhouse dedication Saturday

After more than seven decades of service to Whigham and Grady County, the Whigham Community Club has a new home, and on Saturday the new clubhouse was officially dedicated and opened to the public for inspection. The new clubhouse is a reality thanks to the generosity of the Embree Robinson family, who donated $200,000 toward…

Read More