Area News

Neighbors plead with City Council to halt live burn training exercise

Residents of a southeast Cairo neighborhood came out Monday night in opposition to their neighbor’s plan for the city fire department to conduct a live burn training event at 420 First Street S.E. Dale Russell Harrison Jr., owner of the residence, said his property was severely damaged in the March 3 tornado and he decided…

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County administrator says lake consultant is the “real deal”

Grady County Administrator J.C. (Buddy) Johnson III, expressed his animus Tuesday morning for detractors of Tired Creek Lake consultant Will Butler, the Grady County Board of Commissioners, the Grady County Lake Authority and Tired Creek Lake in general. Johnson’s remarks were made during Tuesday’s meeting of the Lake Authority, which was the first since a…

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New principals hired Tuesday night

After meeting nearly an hour behind closed doors Tuesday night, the Grady County Board of Education voted 4-1 to accept the personnel recommendations of School Superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard. The lone vote of opposition was cast by veteran board member Teresa Gee Hardy. Hardy commented after the meeting, “While I do not support all of…

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Atlanta Braves charter bus to whisk local youth to Mets game Saturday

The Atlanta Braves are bringing members of the Jackie Robinson Boys & Girls Club in Cairo to their ball park Saturday to help them commemorate the 72nd anniversary of Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier. The local youth club will later be the recipient of a monetary donation from the Braves Foundation. The Braves are playing…

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New Cairo Police headquarters to cost more than officials had hoped

The Cairo City Council now know the maximum price it will cost to construct the new Cairo Police Department headquarters, and it is more than city leaders had planned. Architect Greg Smith and PDC construction manager Doug Young presented the pricing to the council Monday night. Based on recent bidding, the guaranteed maximum cost to…

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First National Bank makes $10,000 donation to Grady General Hospital

Grady General Hospital continues to be the beneficiary of generous donations from local financial institutions through the Georgia HEART Hospital Program. On Tuesday, representatives of First National Bank presented Grady General Hospital Administrator Crystal Wells with a check for $10,000. “First National Bank is pleased to be able to reinvest our profits into the Grady…

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Annual Easter Egg Drop to be held April 20 at airport

The second annual Easter Egg Drop at the Cairo Municipal Airport will be held Saturday, April 20, according to Cairo Mayor Booker Gainor. The mayor announced this week he has formed a “Quality of Life Committee,” which is planning and organizing the community event scheduled for 4 p.m. until 7 p.m on April 20. Organizers…

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Armed man nabbed by Sheriff’s deputies Friday afternoon

As deputies with the Grady County Sheriff’s Office were assisting Cairo Police with a manhunt for a murder suspect Friday afternoon, 911 dispatchers received a call that a man was waving a gun and threatening to kill people in the 2800 block of Ga. Hwy. 188. An argument between mother and son turned violent when…

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Boys & Girls Club Week to be observed April 8-13

Jackie Robinson Boys & Girls Club of Cairo-Grady County is inviting the community to join them next week to celebrate National Boys & Girls Club Week. The special celebration offers the general public an opportunity to experience the programs the Boys & Girls Club offers to children and teens in Cairo and Grady County. As…

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