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JTEKT’s Koyo brand celebrates a century of bearings production

JTEKT is celebrating the 100th year anniversary of Koyo Bearings in 2021, a milestone the company says is enabled by the brand’s loyal customers, dedicated associates, and the support of local communities. Throughout the year, the company will celebrate this occasion by highlighting customers’ successes and shine the spotlight on the Koyo associates who continue…

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COVID-19 cases remain high, but are decreasing

The news about COVID-19 in Grady County has improved this week with only 63 new cases reported in the last seven days, compared to 138 the week before. The school system has also seen a reduction in the number of students and teachers out of school due to the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.…

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A Grady County institution now has new ownership

On Monday, Bruce Thomas closed the doors to Calvary’s Thomas Mercantile Company for the last time as its owner. After 117 years in the Thomas family, the store is now operating under new ownership. “I’m glad to find somebody like them to buy it and keep it open,” says Thomas. Although from New Jersey, the…

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Trout lily preserve to open next month with COVID rules in place

The much anticipated 2021 bloom season at the Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve near Whigham will once again be opened to the public, but precautions are being made due to COVID-19, according to preserve officials. Volunteers say that every effort is being made to protect preserve volunteers and all who choose to visit. The official…

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Copeland can’t get support for mask mandate

Grady County Commissioner LaFaye Copeland made yet another unsuccessful attempt Tuesday night to garner support from her fellow commissioners to institute a mask mandate for those entering county buildings. Commissioner Copeland, who participated in Tuesday’s meeting via conference call, said, “I’ve brought this up a couple of times before, but it is a subject very…

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Traveling art exhibit coming to downtown Cairo Feb. 1

A traveling public art exhibition is coming to Cairo next month with the unanimous endorsement of the Cairo mayor and council. On Monday night, the city council voted to partner with the Thomasville Center for the Arts to bring its “Walk on the Wild Side” public art exhibition to Cairo, Feb. 1 through March 14,…

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