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Whigham council meeting in called session tonight

The Whigham City Council is meeting today, April 28, at 6 p.m. for a special called meeting. Whigham City Clerk reports that the council will be meeting to discuss proposals for the city’s liability and property insurance. The meeting is open to the public.

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Lawmen nabbed 17 in weekend roadblocks

Law enforcement officers arrested 17 people, including three fugitives, during two planned road checks Friday night in Grady County. Coordinated by the Southwest Traffic Enforcement Network of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the big event involved 44 officers from 11 different law enforcement agencies, according to Bruce Lowe, investigator with the Grady County Sheriff’s…

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National Day of Prayer to be observed here next Thursday

Grady Countians are encouraged to take part in the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 6. The local observance will begin at 11:30 a.m. with “Seven Prayers at Seven Sites” and will include prayers for local businesses, churches, schools, family, government, the media, and the military. This year’s theme is “Lord, Pour Our Your…

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Local election official responds to investigation referral

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger recently announced that he had referred Grady County and two other counties for the alleged failure to properly complete absentee ballot transfer forms, a violation of the Georgia Rules and Regulations. Grady County Chief Registrar Malinda Butler said this week that since Raffensperger’s announcement she has not heard from…

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County to invest in new fire engine, new station to be built

The Grady County Commission has not even begun serious discussions of the 2022 operating budget, but the board has already committed funds to purchase a new fire engine. At the commission meeting on April 6, the board unanimously approved the purchase of a commercial cab Pierce Class A pumper at a cost of $322,761 from…

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JDA making investments into its leased facilities

The Grady County Joint Development Authority continues to make investments to enhance the Heritage Industrial Complex. As part of the authority’s lease with Big Bend Agri Services, annual improvements are required. Julian Brown, JDA executive director,  reported Tuesday that a project to improve air flow and ventilation in the section of the Heritage Industrial Complex…

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Local teams headed to Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

Two teams from Washington Middle School, were very busy during their spring break last week. These students competed at Odyssey of the Mind State Finals in Flowery Branch on Saturday, April 10. They took 2nd and 3rd place in their divisions, advancing to World Finals. Both groups will compete at the World Finals Tournament in…

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City issues first permit for downtown mural

Punky’s owners say eatery to open next Saturday The Grady County Historical Society received the green light Monday night to proceed with painting a mural on the south wall of the Grady County Museum and History Center. The Cairo City Council unanimously approved the first-ever public artwork/mural application. A committee of the Downtown Development Authority…

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COVID-19 gathering restrictions in Georgia set to roll back on April 8

By Beau Evans Staff Writer Capitol Beat News Service Gov. Brian Kemp is rolling back restrictions on public gatherings and a shelter-in-place order for elderly-care facility residents that have been in place since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Set to take effect on April 8, the rollback marks the broadest lifting of COVID-19 safety…

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COVID-19 numbers remain low here

An additional local death is reported The number of new cases of COVID-19 affecting Grady County residents remains low for a fifth week, with only three confirmed by public health officials in the last seven days. We did record another death of a Grady County resident from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, bringing…

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