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Author to speak at library Friday night

Join author Doug Alderson, Friday, July 16, at 7 p.m., as he speaks about his new book, “America’s Alligator: A Popular History of Our Most Celebrated Reptile.” Copies of his book will be available for purchase. This event will be held in the library’s auditorium and is free of charge.

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County sees pipe costs nearly double

Grady County road superintendent Stanley Elkins informed Grady County Commissioners Tuesday that the cost of galvanized pipe is nearly double what the county paid when it last placed an order. Elkins requested bids on 39 pieces of pipe in sizes varying from 15’ x 24’ up to 24’ x 24’ to replenish the county’s inventory.…

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City leaders ask for respect for others when using fireworks

Cairo City Councilmen said Monday night they are receiving complaints from city residents about fireworks being fired within the city limits at night and they want the public to know the laws regulating fireworks. Under state law, fireworks may be used any day between 10 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. unless a local ordinance restricts the…

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New laws take effect on July 1

By Dave Williams Bureau Chief Capitol Beat News Service The controversial election bill the Republican-controlled General Assembly passed in March garnered the most publicity by far of anything lawmakers did during this year’s session. But the legislature approved a host of other bills during 40 days under the Gold Dome covering a variety of issues…

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New rules when it comes to burning

New regulations on the burning of outdoor yard debris go into effect at the beginning of next month. As of July 1, landowners will no longer be required to notify the Georgia Forestry Commission of their intention to burn hand-piled vegetative matter. However, the legal responsibilities of those burning outdoor yard debris will be strengthened.…

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Volunteers sought for local mural project

Most folks know that Grady County is the birthplace of Jackie Robinson but a new mural project between the University of Georgia Grady County Archway Partnership and Cairo High School will bring a little more recognition for Cairo’s most famous native. The idea of a mural at the baseball field was created by U.G.A. College…

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Life-saving Scout with local ties is honored

Grandson of former mayor earns national recognition The South Georgia Council and the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America has presented the National Heroism Award to Scout John Burns Holton of Albany. Holton is the son of former Cairo resident, Angie Burns Holton and her husband, Robert Holton, and grandson of Bobby Burns…

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Mayor proclaims Saturday as Juneteenth in Cairo

For the first time in the City of Cairo’s 150 year history, the city will be celebrating Juneteenth, the commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the United States. On Monday night, at the request of Councilman Demario Byrden, the council unanimously authorized Mayor Howard Thrower III, to execute a proclamation declaring June 19, 2021…

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Two killed in tragic crash

CORRECTION: In the June 16, 2021 article about a double fatality in south Grady County that happened on Friday, June 11, the date of the memorial service for Marian Nan Smith, 65, Whigham, was accidentally omitted. The service is scheduled for Saturday, June 26, at 11 a.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church in Quincy, Florida.…

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