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CHS students to ink internship agreements with Koyo Tuesday

When the Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce hosts its Breakfast on Broad next week, the program will include a special ceremony announcing a relationship between one of Cairo’s largest employers and Cairo High School. Koyo Bearings is starting an apprenticeship program with the school, employing and training students who could eventually have a career at…

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Sheriff’s Office keeping eye on 89 sex offenders & one predator

Thanks to an initiative involving Georgia’s sheriffs, 40 sex offenders were arrested and 147 warrants issued across the state during the last week of October for violations of state registration laws. In 2015, the first coordinated effort across the state was launched to conduct residence verifications and compliance checks of registered sex offenders during a…

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BOE ready to move on facilities projects

With more than $9 million in the bank ready to invest in facilities projects, the Grady County School System is waiting on construction plans to be finalized so that major projects at Eastside and Northside elementary schools can be put out for bid and construction can begin. School system finance officer, Dan Broome, reported to…

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County going with local insurance provider to save money

Grady County Commissioners approved this week shifting county workers’ compensation insurance from a statewide self-insured pool to being managed by a local insurance agency. Southern Insurance of Cairo representatives Chuck Thomas, Dustin Thomas and Hansel Bearden previously presented a proposal in an attempt to get the county’s business. Further examination of the proposal from the…

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AG clears county of any wrongdoing

A critic of the Grady County Board of Commissioners received notification from Georgia Attorney General Christopher M. Carr’s office Tuesday that a review of a complaint filed with the state’s Department of Law warranted no further action. Richard Jordan, a resident of Grady County and one of the fiercest critics of county government, filed a…

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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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