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“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to be performed at Pope’s Museum

Submitted by Michelle Dean (executive director of Popes Museum Preservation and owner/operator of Popes Museum Farm) “The course of true love never did run smooth.” These words taken from Shakespeare’s famous comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” could be rewritten, “The course of 2020 never did run smooth.” Certainly, Grady County has had its share of…

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COVID-19 plays havoc with event planning

With the pandemic continuing to hang uncertainly in the future, many usual fall activities in Grady County remain in limbo, such as Boo on Broad, the Christmas Parade and Cairo High School’s Homecoming parade. Whether Boo on Broad will take place this year is uncertain, according to Alyssa Blakley, Cairo Main Street director. “The City…

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Food to be given away next week

The Help Agency of Grady County is continuing their monthly food aid to those in need next week. The giveaway will take place at the Agency, located at 1651 N. Broad St., on Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Everyone is asked to stay in their car and follow signs and directions.…

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Commission split over fall sports during pandemic

In light of the ongoing pandemic, the Grady County Board of Commissioners remains split on the reopening of Barber Park for fall recreation programming. Grady County administrator J.C. (Buddy) Johnson III, recently conducted a telephone vote by the board on the question of proceeding with the county recreation department’s fall sports schedule. Chairman Keith Moye,…

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Obtaining an absentee ballot is quick, easy and convenient

By Dave Williams Bureau Chief Capitol Beat News Service Georgians can request an absentee ballot for the November election by going online to a website Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office launched recently. Located at ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov, the website allows users to request that an absentee ballot be mailed to them, which they can then return…

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Moratorium on chicken houses allowed to expire

Grady County commissioners on Tuesday allowed a moratorium on the issuance of permits for new chicken houses and other animal feed operations in the county to expire and took no action to strengthen existing ordinances regulating such operations. The moratorium was originally instituted in March and subsequently extended in June to Sept. 1. After nearly…

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Guerrero’s cause of death remains unknown

The cause of Paul Charles Guerrero’s death remains a mystery this week as state medical examiners continue their investigation after the physical autopsy failed to reveal an obvious cause. Guerrero was in the custody of law enforcement officers when he died Sunday, Aug. 16 outside his home on Beth Page Road in Grady County. New…

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Need help filling out Census? No problem, local assistance offered

The Census Bureau’s Non-response Follow-up Operation is well underway as census takers are knocking on doors of households that haven’t responded yet to the 2020 Census, and a group of local volunteers is trying to make sure everyone in Grady County responds to the national population count. The group is calling itself the Grady Counts…

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Boys & Girls Club reopening Sept. 14

After being closed for six months due to the pandemic, the Jackie Robinson Boys & Girls Club is planning a phased reopening of its after-school program starting in mid-September. The doors to the club building, located at Cairo’s Holder Park, will open on Monday, Sept. 14 for the first day of its 2020-2021 After School…

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