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Two Northeast Cairo robberies being probed by city police

Cairo Police are investigating two separate strong arm robberies of men walking in Northeast Cairo over the weekend. In both cases, the victims were Hispanic and the suspects were black. The first incident happened at 8:30 p.m. Saturday on 10th Avenue N.E. The victim told police that he was standing outside when four males approached…

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Another COVID-19 death is recorded here, cases flat

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing families to make difficult decisions about their 2020 Thanksgiving celebrations. The Georgia Department of Public Health urges all Georgians to plan ahead and take steps to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19 and the flu as they celebrate. COVID-19 spreads easily whether gatherings are large or small, putting families and…

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Georgia set for second election recount, unlikely to probe mail-in signatures

By Beau Evans Staff Writer Capitol Beat News Service Georgia election officials are gearing up for another recount of the roughly 5 million ballots cast in the state’s presidential election this month following a request over the weekend by President Donald Trump’s campaign. State law allows Trump, who lost Georgia by fewer than 13,000 votes…

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Copeland says meeting minutes are lacking, board tables approval

The Grady County Board of Commissioners tabled approval of the minutes of its Nov. 3, 2020 meeting after objections were raised by Commissioner LaFaye Copeland. Commissioner Copeland charged that although the county has an audio recording of the meetings, some of the issues discussed by the board do not appear in the official meeting minutes.…

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Georgia EMCs, telecoms far apart on rural broadband

 By Dave Williams Bureau Chief Capitol Beat News Service Georgia’s electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) and telecom providers remain far apart on how to expand  broadband connectivity in rural Georgia with time growing short for the state to decide a key component of the issue. The EMCs want the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) to nearly…

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Christmas concert to be performed in Davis Park on December 15

The Grady County community will have an opportunity to come together for some Christmas cheer on Tuesday evening, Dec. 15. The Cairo City Council unanimously approved a special event permit for the Washington Middle School Band to hold its annual Christmas concert at Davis Park beginning at 6 p.m. The band typically performs in the…

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Police seek suspects in armed robbery of a local man

Cairo Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened outside a man’s home on 10th Street Northeast Thursday evening. The victim, a 23-year-old man, told police that two men wearing all black clothes and masks were hiding in bushes outside his house when he arrived home at approximately 8:25 p.m. and they jumped on him.…

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County ups deposit to rent Agri Center

Renters of the Grady County Agri-Center who leave the facility in a mess or cause damages will end up losing more money following action by the Grady County Commission on Tuesday. The board voted unanimously to increase the security deposit charged to rent the county facility from $100 to $250. According to county officials, the…

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Even the sheriff is not immune to crime

Even Grady County’s top law enforcement officer can be the victim of a crime. Grady County Sheriff Harry Young reported to the Cairo Police on Monday that his wallet was stolen from his county vehicle Friday afternoon. The sheriff told Cairo Police he had gone to the U.S. Post Office in Cairo on Friday at…

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New C.H.S. club to host fundraiser on election night

If there is an election, then that typically means a crowd will form outside The Cairo Messenger to watch as the unofficial election returns are posted as they are received. This is a long-standing tradition in this community and the tradition will continue next week for the Nov. 3 general election. However, next week’s event…

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