Area News

Suspect in high speed chase with police turns himself in

A man wanted on a burglary warrant who crashed into three cars including a Cairo Police Department vehicle last week finally surrendered to authorities Friday, lawmen say. Sean Eric Brinson, 49, a resident of Tennyson Street N.E. in Pelham, turned himself in at the Grady County Sheriff’s Office Friday morning, more than two days after…

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Cairo’s own, Teresa Edwards, spent week here helping young players

Last week, Cairo’s own Teresa Edwards spent the week sharing not only her knowledge of the game of basketball, but the wisdom gained from an incredible journey that took a little girl who loved basketball around the world. Teresa Edwards is recognized as the greatest female basketball player in the world. Sports Illustrated has placed…

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Local artist still sculpting 20 years later

A Cairo native featured by The Messenger two decades ago continues to share his talent with the community today. In 2001, 25-year-old Quinlin James had clay and aluminum foil figurines of characters from his favorite anime TV show, “Dragon Ball Z,” on display in Roddenbery Memorial Library. James, now 46, donated a foil sculpture of…

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First time in over a year no COVID patients in Archbold facilities

For the first time since March 2020, Archbold reported zero inpatient cases of COVID-19 within its system Tuesday. None of the system’s hospitals, nursing homes or other facilities, including Grady General Hospital and Archbold Memorial Hospital, were treating COVID-positive patients, a “momentous day” as Darcy Craven, president and chief executive officer of Archbold, described it.…

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Mural project delayed by weather

Due to weather concerns later this week, the planned painting of a mural honoring Jackie Robinson at Cairo High School has been rescheduled to mid-July. The new date to paint the mural is July 14-15 at the baseball field on the C.H.S. campus. The Jackie Robinson mural is a project between both the University of…

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Southern corn rust has been spotted in local fields

By Cale Cloud Grady County Extension Service Agricultural and Natural Resources Agent Southern corn rust was found here in Grady County on Thursday, June 17, while I was out scouting fields. The first case of southern rust was reported in Coffee County the week of June 7 and since then, we have had numerous reports…

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G.B.I. agent says lawmen are on the right track with Herring shooting

The May 10 shooting death of Derrick Herring of Cairo remains unsolved as of Tuesday night, but authorities report they are on the right track. Jamy Steinberg, G.B.I. special agent in charge, stated Tuesday, “we do feel we are making positive progress. We continue actively working this case with Cairo (Police).” Cairo Police discovered Herring’s…

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