Area Breaking News

School schedule may change as Syrupmakers advance

Grady County School System officials are already making contingency plans as the Cairo High School Syrupmakers prepare to compete in the state playoffs. Cairo is hosting the Baldwin Braves this Friday night at West Thomas Stadium and should Cairo win and Blessed Trinity Catholic High School win over Troupe County on Friday night, the following…

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CHS team earned top honors in FFA national competition

Cairo High School FFA earns a Silver Star and placed 15th in the nation at the National FFA Farm and Agribusiness Management Career Development event at the 92nd National FFA Convention the last week of October. The event was held in conjunction with the 92nd National FFA convention & Expo in Indianapolis. The national convention…

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Nearly $25,000 raised for local Boys & Girls Club

With about 300 people in attendance, Thursday evening’s Diamond Affair raised about $25,000 for the local Boys and Girls Club. The 10th anniversary event benefiting the Jackie Robinson Boys and Girls Club of Cairo and Grady County was held at the Grady Cultural Center under the direction of Amy Hagan, vice chair of the club’s…

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Scholarship motocross event attracted 198 riders

Organizers of a unique public motocross event in Grady County say they are pleased with the outcome. The Scholarship Cash for Class Race was a three-day event that took place at Georgia Practice Facility on Bold Springs Road, Friday-Sunday. “For a first time event, it went really well,” says Josh Woods, who co-owns G.P.F. with…

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Local firm’s contribution may have saved a life

First responders say praises are due to a local business that was just doing business as usual when their product really came in handy and may have saved a woman’s life. For many years, South Georgia Tractor has loaned variations of 4-wheelers to first responders to use during Mule Day. Both law enforcement and emergency…

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Early voting begins on Monday

After verifying all of the legalities and technicalities involved, City of Cairo Election Superintendent Dana W. Barfield announced Tuesday afternoon that advance in-person voting will take place next week for the municipal runoff election for the District 1 city council seat. Typically, advance voting would take place the following week, but due to the Thanksgiving…

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Sheriff’s Office equipped with life-saving drug

The Grady County Sheriff’s Office is now equipped with enough Narcan that every deputy and investigator has one dose they can use in the field should they get called to an overdose. After it was reported that a Cairo Police investigator’s Narcan likely saved the life of an overdose victim earlier this month, Grady County…

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Beginning Nov. 11, local voters can try out new voting system

Once the Nov. 5 elections are behind us, local voters will have a special opportunity to learn about the state’s new voting system and actually use the new system in advance of the Presidential Primary election next March. Grady County Election Superintendent Denise Maddox announced this week that she has received one of the new…

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