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Probe of alleged teacher misconduct wraps up, BOE to have called meeting

The Grady County Board of Education will convene a special called meeting today, Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m. to deal with a personnel matter, according to Grady County School Superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard. The called meeting follows an internal investigation by the superintendent and school system administrative staff into alleged misconduct by a school…

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Grand Jury issues 38 indictments this week

The September trial term of Grady Superior Court is taking place at the Grady County Courthouse through next week, and while District Attorney Joe Mulholland anticipates several trials, the Grady County Grand Jury has already indicted 38 cases this week. Among the suspects indicted is a 67-year-old Cairo man accused of stabbing to death Donald…

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Copeland shares concerns about upcoming election

Saying she had something she had to get off her chest Tuesday night, Grady County Commission Chairwoman LaFaye Copeland spoke out on issues regarding the upcoming Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum. “Something has been bothering me a lot since our last meeting,” Copeland said. She said, “people interpret things differently,” but she was…

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County road to be closed next week for repairs

Repairs on a south Grady County roadway will require a temporary closure beginning Monday, according to Grady County road superintendent Stanley Elkins. Elkins reported this week that Mccraeville Road in the southern part of the county will be completely closed beginning Monday, Sept. 16 through Thursday, Sept. 19 or until the road repair project is…

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Theater temporarily closed for renovations

Cairo’s Zebulon Theater is temporarily closed for renovations and officials say the theater will reopen as quickly as possible. Zebulon general manager Robert Dykes says the building’s roof is being re-foamed, and on the interior the ceiling is being lowered and new ceiling tiles installed. Plans also call for the floors to be thoroughly cleaned…

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Special event to be held at Birdsong Saturday night, May 4

Next week, Birdsong Nature Center is holding a performance installation featuring 200 handcrafted lanterns and choreography inspired by the plant and bird life. Illuminating Site: Birdsong Window Gardens, a performance installation by Callous Physical Theatre will take place Saturday, May 4, 8 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Joséphine A. Garibaldi and Paul Zmolek have gathered, pressed…

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Grady General Hospital to receive storm relief funds

Georgia’s amended budget is giving rural hospitals impacted by Hurricane Michael, including Grady General Hospital, a total of $2 million in financial relief. The Georgia Senate passed House Bill 30, or the Amended Fiscal Year 2019 Budget on Friday. Included in the budget is a $2 million allocation of funding to compensate rural hospitals impacted…

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City seeks more bids on needed pool repairs

The Cairo City Council concurred with Cairo city manager Chris Addleton that obtaining additional bids on making repairs to the Holder Park Pool are needed so that it can open for the 2019 summer season. The city spent approximately $26,000 on repairs last year, but according to the city manager, additional work will be required…

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