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Tax commissioner’s office to be closed May 23-28

The Grady County Tax Commissioners office will be closed Thursday, May 23 through Tuesday, May 28 during the statewide conversion to the Georgia Department of Revenue’s new Driver Record and Integrated Vehicle Enterprise System (DRIVES). The office was closed April 17 and April 18 for mandatory training on the new system and next week tax…

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See John Wesley come to life Friday night in Whigham

The celebration of the Whigham United Methodist Church’s 150th anniversary continues Friday night with a John Wesley Supper and Sermon featuring Dr. Don Adams, author of Top 10 United Methodist Beliefs. The supper will begin at 6 p.m. in the church fellowship hall with the program and sermon to follow at 7 p.m. in the…

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City looks to hike rates for water and solid waste collection

City of Cairo residents are not likely to be asked to pay more in ad valorem taxes this fall, but come July 1, the cost for solid waste collection and disposal as well as water and sewer rates may go up. Cairo City Manager Chris Addleton presented his proposed budget plan to the city council…

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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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