Area News

COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing here

Public Health officials report there were 138 new positive COVID-19 cases here this week, the largest one week jump in Grady County since the pandemic began last March. In addition, four new deaths of Grady County residents due to COVID-19 were also recorded in the last week bringing the total number of local people who’ve…

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Officials push to get more Georgians vaccinated

This week, Georgians aged 65 and older were able to get vaccinated against the coronavirus if they had an appointment with one of the few area providers. Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville joined local health departments in offering the COVID-19 vaccines to qualified recipients, which also includes healthcare workers, first responders and nursing home residents…

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Help Agency makes the holiday a little brighter for the needy

Grady County’s Help Agency helped to make sure many local children will receive a toy for Christmas thanks to the charitable organization’s annual holiday project last week. There were 26 volunteers who helped make the event a success on a cold Thursday morning, some guiding traffic, others making sure families received the right groceries and…

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Early voting continues

Interest in the January 5, 2021 runoff election, which will decide the control of the U.S. Senate, remains high, both statewide and locally. Grady County chief registrar Malinda Butler reported Tuesday afternoon that 2,354 voters have cast in-person early votes and 1,100 absentee ballots applied for have been returned and votes cast. The runoffs pit…

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Local lawmen make arrest in Illinois murder case

Investigators with the Grady County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a local man in connection to a murder investigation in Illinois, and are holding another local man and an Illinois woman for questioning in the same case. Officers in Augusta, Illinois contacted the Grady County Sheriff’s Office about the case on Monday, and at 11:23 a.m.,…

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Medical professionals receive COVID-19 vaccination Tuesday

Healthcare workers in Grady County started getting the COVID-19 vaccine this week at both Grady General Hospital and the Grady County Health Department. Hospital workers, nurses and doctors got the shots Tuesday during the first round of administrations. “I believe this vaccine is a glimmer of hope a lot of healthcare staff needed after the…

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Perdue campaigned for re-election here Friday

Senator David Perdue rallied the troops in Cairo during a runoff campaign stop here on a chilly Friday morning last week. With his “Win Georgia. Save America.” bus as a backdrop, Perdue told the crowd of about 60, “We really have a fight on our hands here in Georgia.” Perdue is facing democratic challenger Jon…

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Local cases of COVID-19 top 1,000

Grady County reached a milestone in COVID-19 cases this past week when we crossed the 1,000 case mark. As of Tuesday, 1,008 Grady County residents have tested positive for the virus in the last 10 months. In the last two weeks, we have had an increase of 68 new cases here. No new deaths of…

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Perdue to campaign here Friday morning

Georgia U.S. Senator David Perdue is scheduled to bring his campaign bus tour to Cairo Friday morning, and the public is invited to attend. Jeffery Jolly, chairman of the Grady County Republican Party, says Perdue will hold a rally behind the local G.O.P. headquarters in downtown Cairo beginning at 10 a.m. Friday. “We are excited…

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Council moving forward with downtown project

City leaders are wasting no time in moving forward with some of the plan proposed by residential and community designer Lew Oliver and his team, which was recently presented. Oliver’s conceptual plan for downtown development centers on the now vacant train depot in the center of the downtown business district. Oliver and his team have…

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