Area News

Local students benefit from billionaire’s gift to Morehouse grads

By Dr. Kathaleena E. Monds On a sunny day in Atlanta, 396 African-American men and their families, including one family from Cairo, were in for the surprise of their lives as they gathered at Morehouse College. While all were there to celebrate the completion of the college degrees of their sons, what would happen during…

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Drug Court program graduates its third local class

Another class of graduates has completed the South Georgia Judicial Circuit Accountability Felony Drug Court program and the new graduates’ achievements were celebrated during a ceremony held Thursday, May 30, at the Grady County Courthouse with a reception following at the Grady County Agri-Center. Members of the third graduating class include Karen L. Moye and…

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Construction crews move in as students leave school

With Grady County Schools closed for the summer break, construction work and other facilities projects are now underway at various schools. On Monday, crews with Southern Contractors were on the Cairo High School campus razing a structure east of the former CHS gym. The building formerly housed a classroom and once was used as a…

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Take a ride down Daryle Singletary Parkway

The hometown of the late country musician Daryle Singletary celebrated his life and legacy Saturday with a community reception and unveiling of new road signs honoring the singer. Singletary’s widow, Holly, and children, Jonah, Mercer, Nora Caroline and Charlotte Rose, were able to attend the dedication along with his parents, Roger and Anita, brother and…

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Changed your address recently? Watch for notice from Board of Registrars

 In the coming days, county registrars will begin sending notices to Georgia voters who have recently filed a National Change of Address (NCOA) request with the United States Postal Service. The NCOA notices, which will be distributed by county election offices, will request that these voters update their voter registration with their new home address.…

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County commissioners approve alcohol beverage licenses for 2019

County commissioners this week approved the 2019 alcoholic beverage licenses for vendors within the county. According to Grady County Administrator J.C. (Buddy) Johnson III, all of the licenses had been obtained and paid for timely, but the licenses had not been presented to the county commission for its approval until now. Licenses were approved for…

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Burglars nabbed Monday

A pair of Grady County teenagers are charged with burglarizing a home on Midway Road this week after investigators with the Grady County Sheriff’s Office allegedly discovered stolen weapons in their possession. A resident told investigators that as he returned to his home in the 1000 block of Midway Road around 5 p.m. Monday, he…

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Hester earns her diploma and lands new job with Nivel

Hanna Hester has been a high school graduate for less than one week and she is already gainfully employed at new local manufacturer Nivel. Michelle Ausley, CTAE department chair and career counselor at Cairo High School’s College and Career Academy, says Hester attended the Nivel Job Fair on May 7, completed an online application and…

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