Area News

Water plant rehab project in final stages

Cairo’s newly rehabilitated water treatment plant on MacIvor Drive should be operational next month, according to Cairo City Manager Chris Addleton. The city manager updated the city council on the project during their regularly scheduled meeting Monday night. Addleton said software testing is underway and he anticipated the plant being operational by early March. The…

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Cairo street name changed to honor J.J. Wilcox

Atlanta Falcons football player and Cairo native J.J. Wilcox received an early birthday present when he learned Monday night that the Cairo City Council had approved the renaming of Washington Drive S.W. to J.J. Wilcox Drive S.W. A delegation of southwest Cairo residents, family members, and relatives of Wilcox appeared before the council this week…

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District lines for local schools to be re-examined

The recent review of policies and procedures in the days following the tragic death of a 6-year-old Grady County student on his way to school has resulted in the Grady County Board of Education taking a look at how the district lines for the county’s schools are drawn. The current district lines were drawn to…

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UGA expanding college advisor program here

After hearing a presentation during a forum in Atlanta recently, Grady County School Superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard liked what he heard about an innovative program impacting the lives of students in Athens and metro Atlanta and he wanted Grady County students to have the same advantage. So, he decided to contact University of Georgia officials…

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Sheriff recovers a number of stolen items

Grady County Sheriff Harry Young says his office is continuing its probe into last week’s rash of burglary and entering auto cases in northern neighborhoods of the county, and they have one suspect in custody. Sheriff Young says his deputies and investigators have recovered multiple items reported stolen last week. The majority of incidents were…

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Multiple burglaries occurred in north Grady County this week

A rash of burglary and entering auto cases in the northern part of the county earlier this week is under investigation by the Grady County Sheriff’s Office. The first case was a burglary reported Monday around 11:30 p.m., according to investigator Daniel Singletary with the Grady County Sheriff’s Office. After that, reports continued to come…

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Share your opinion about drones with UGA student

Sombal Bari, a graduate student at the University of Georgia from Cairo, is studying the opinions of rural Georgians about drones, and she is asking Grady County residents to participate in an online survey. Anyone 18 years of age or older who lives in a rural area may take the survey. “If you choose to…

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Nationally acclaimed fisherman spends time on Tired Creek Lake

Professional bass tournament angler Mike “Ike” Iaconelli was fishing and filming a segment for his show on Tired Creek Lake this week, according to Grady County Lake Authority Executive Director Mike Binion. Iaconelli, a southern New Jersey native, has been a fan-favorite professional angler for more than 20 years. He competes on the Major League…

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Mother charged in missing child probe

Cairo Police have charged the mother of a 12-year-old Cairo girl reported missing Friday. Kinnesh Moore faces two misdemeanor charges for allegedly failing to help police in their search for Angela Hill. Moore is charged with one count of interference with custody and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. “Moore had…

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Nyla Jackson is Youth of the Year

The Jackie Robinson Boys & Girls Club of Cairo and Grady County has selected a Cairo High School sophomore as its 2020 Youth of the Year. Nyla Jackson is the 15-year-old daughter of Angela Arbeary of Cairo and the late Tracy Jackson. A member of J.R.B.G.C. for six years, Jackson holds a 3.5 grade point…

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