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Vocational Center to reopen after Spring Break, officials say

After much delay, it appears that Cairo High School students will be able to move into the newly renovated Grady County Vocational Center building during the first week of April, when school reopens after spring break. Grady County School Superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard briefed members of the board of education on the project Tuesday night.…

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Calvary Cleanup is Saturday

Volunteers are asked to join the Calvary community in a cleanup effort Saturday. Those who want to help, are asked to meet at Calvary Baptist Church at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16. The church is located at 4556 Old 179 S. For more information about the Calvary community trash pickup day, call Lex Moore at…

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This Friday is the last day to vote early

Grady County elections officials say that it has been “painfully slow” at the Board of Registrars Office since advance voting began Feb. 25. for two special elections. For the past two-and-a-half weeks, poll workers have manned the polls but as of Tuesday, only 88 voters had voted in the District 5 Grady County Commission special…

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State mandated testing is pushed back due to storm

The Georgia Department of Education has approved a waiver for the Grady County School System to delay annual spring testing due to the devastating March 3 tornado. Grady County School Superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard said he was contacted Thursday by State School Superintendent Richard Woods to inquire if there was anything the local school system…

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“Tastings of Yesteryear” to be held on April 18

Plans are now being made for a unique fundraiser to benefit the Grady County Museum and History Center. The museum suffered roof damage from Hurricane Michael and the Grady County Historical Society is doubling its efforts to raise funds not only to finance building repairs but also to maintain and operate the downtown county museum.…

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City officials say storm debris should be cut down to 7 feet or less

As residents of Cairo clean up from the tornado that struck the city Sunday night, officials are offering reminders concerning storm debris. City officials say that storm debris must be cut into sections not larger than seven feet in order for Taylor Waste Services to be able to pick it up. Cairo city manager Chris…

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Tetanus vaccine available for tornado recovery workers

The Grady County Health Department is encouraging tornado recovery workers to get vaccinated against tetanus if they haven’t had a recent booster shot. Adults need a booster shot every 10 years to stay protected. “The vaccine is available at our health department,” said Grady County Health Department County Nurse Manager Peggy Connell. Tetanus shots given…

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Home damaged by fire Sunday

Not long after a tornado swept through Cairo, city firefighters were dispatched to a house fire in southwest Cairo. At approximately 9:49 p.m. Sunday, March 3, city firemen were dispatched to a structure fire at the intersection of Eighth Street S.W and Adams Avenue S.W. According to Cairo Fire Chief Bill Schafer, upon arrival firemen…

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So far only 102 have voted in special election

The number of early votes cast has doubled since last week, but election officials say the turnout is nothing to write home about. Grady County Chief Registrar Malinda Butler reported Tuesday afternoon that a total of 102 votes has been cast early for the March 19, 2019 special election. Of that total, 54 votes had…

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Commissioners make Lake Authority appointments

A majority of the Grady County Lake Authority is all new members following Tuesday’s unanimous vote to appoint four people to replace retiring members. The lake authority met on Feb. 14 and recommended a slate of candidates for consideration by the Grady County Board of Commissioners. The nominations were presented to the board on Feb.…

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