Paerosol Global Partners’ $17 million expansion will create 140 jobs in Bainbridge

Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Paerosol Global Partners, LLC, (PGP), a manufacturer of disinfectant solutions and spraying instruments, plans to invest nearly $17 million in building a new facility in Bainbridge, Ga. This brand-new facility in Decatur County will mark the company’s first location in Georgia and create 140 new jobs. “PGP’s disinfectant…

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SCHOOL BOARD VOTES TO DELAY SCHOOL REOPENING UNTIL SEPT. 8

The Grady County Board of Education voted unanimously this evening, July 23, to delay the reopening of school until the day after Labor Day, Tuesday, Sept. 8, on the recommendation of Public Health officials due to an increase in local cases of COVID-19. Grady County School superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard also said that this would…

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Commissioners approve costly repair to relatively new backhoe

Grady County commissioners met in one of their shortest regularly scheduled meetings, perhaps of all time, on Tuesday evening. Without a 25-minute closed door session to discuss real estate, the meeting might have ended in under 15 minutes. However, commissioners did spend some of taxpayers’ money by approving a $14,827.28 estimate for repairs needed on…

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Lawmen aid Mitchell County authorities in nabbing suspect here Tuesday morning

Several law enforcement agencies converged on a home on Pope Store Road Tuesday morning and took into custody a 17-year-old Mitchell County youth wanted on outstanding warrants. Capt. Roscoe Jones with the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office notified the Grady County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit that Scott Foster may be located at the residence, according to…

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Recent Auburn grad killed in farm accident

A 22-year-old Tallahassee man was killed in an accident on his family’s farm in Whigham last week. Robert Carson Buchner was working at the farm when the accident happened Wednesday, July 15, according to information from the Grady County Sheriff’s Office. Buchner was a 2016 graduate of Maclay High School in Tallahassee and a recent…

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Early voting underway in race for sheriff

Advance in-person voting in the runoff for the republican nomination for Sheriff of Grady County got underway Monday and as of the close of business Tuesday, a total of 113 votes had been cast. Grady County chief registrar Malinda Butler told The Messenger Tuesday she had anticipated more voters than who had come in during…

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New R.O.T.C. facility is being used as final touches are made

The final touches are being made to the new home for the Cairo High School Navy J.R.O.T.C. program and when school reopens next month, the new facility will be open for cadets. Cairo High School College and Career Academy C.E.O. Todd Gainous said this week that only minor work remains to be done on the…

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Mayor issues plea for residents to respond to Census

Grady County’s response to the U.S. Census continues to be abysmal, and an examination of response rates through Monday, indicates much of Southwest Georgia is not faring as well as other sections of the state. Fayette County boasts a response rate of 74.1 percent compared to Grady County at 48.5 percent through Monday. The top…

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Register remains very active in public education

The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education has selected Laura Register as a member of the 2020-2021 Georgia Education Policy Fellowship Program. In a letter announcing her selection as a new Fellow, Robert W. Gaines II, director of communications for G.P.E.E., stated, “Your career experiences and thoughtful approach to education are indicative of your potential…

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Another record-setting week of new cases of COVID-19 here

For the second time this month, Grady County has seen a record increase in positive cases of COVID-19 in a week. The number of Grady County residents with the disease is now 314, according to information from the Grady County Health Department. That’s an increase of 52 new cases since last Tuesday, July 14. The…

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