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Incumbents and challengers discussed city issues at forum Tuesday

An Organizing for Grady County event gave local voters an opportunity to meet three political newcomers running for seats on the Cairo City Council and two incumbent councilmen Tuesday. Approximately 50 people turned out for the informational forum, which was held at Reflections Event Center on First Avenue. New candidates were District 1 candidate Alicia…

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Chamber partnering with local schools to foster a skilled workforce

A select group of students at Cairo High School will soon have an opportunity to participate in a special grant funded project that will teach them about technology in agriculture-related industry in hopes of students continuing their education after high school. Specifically, the nearly $3,000 project will target 30 potential first generation students currently enrolled…

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Croy indicted for theft by taking and criminal attempt to commit a felony

A Grady County Grand Jury finally heard this week the case against former Grady County Clerk Carrie Kines Croy for alleged misappropriation of funds, some four months after District Attorney Joe Mulholland had originally planned to bring the matter before the panel. The district attorney announced in mid-May that additional investigation into the matter was…

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Local artists are winners in Thomasville’s chalk art project

A pair of Grady County artists were winners in a special chalk art project in Thomasville recently. The city’s West Jackson corridor, locally known as the Creative District, is undergoing a dual metamorphosis. As the Streetscape Project heads into its fifth month, it has been greeted with big, bright, beautiful bugs in the form of…

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Senator Dean Burke to serve on task force on healthcare access and cost

Senator Dean Burke (R–Bainbridge) has been appointed by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan to serve as a member of the Task Force on Healthcare Access and Cost. Last week, the task force held their first meeting, which focused on data and technology innovations. The Task Force on Healthcare Access and Cost, chaired by Lt. Governor Duncan,…

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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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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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School board adding more levels of security on local campuses

Grady County schools are getting another layer of security in the coming months thanks to money budgeted by the state legislature. A new security program soon to be installed here will give teachers the ability to send low and high alerts to administrators with the press of a badge. The alert will also show administrators…

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