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High school student allegedly had unloaded handgun at school

Cairo High School was placed in safety mode Thursday morning when school officials were notified that a student on campus could be in possession of a firearm. At approximately 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, Cairo High School Principal Chris Lokey reports that he was advised by members of the Grady County School System Police Department…

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Camilla teen charged in theft of City of Cairo truck

The City of Cairo and Cairo Police are investigating the theft of two city vehicles over the weekend. The first truck was found abandoned in a roadway down the street from the “city barn” where city vehicles are kept. The would-be thief of that 1995 Ford F-150 had crashed the truck through the chain-link fencing…

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G.B.I. probes into recent shooting deaths continue

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is continuing its probes into two shooting deaths in Cairo last month, one involving former Cairo Police Chief Keith Sandefur and the other involving two local brothers. Sandefur died of a single gunshot wound at a law enforcement shooting range in Cairo, and 29-year-old Logan Bennett died of multiple gunshot…

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Tired Creek Lake to host top high school anglers next month

Some of Georgia’s best high school aged anglers will be competing on Tired Creek Lake next month as part of a Georgia BASS Nation High School Fishing tournament, Grady County Lake Authority Executive Director Mike Binion announced to the Grady County Commission on Tuesday. According to Binion, the top 20 high school fishermen from across…

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Annual King Day observance is planned for January 20

Gee-Theophille stepping down after a decade of service The M.L.K. Collaborative is preparing for this month’s local celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which will have a theme of “Teamwork makes the Dreamwork.” Activities will include a parade through downtown, a speech by the grand marshal, and performances by local organizations. Cairo native and…

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Cast your ballot in the 2020 Best of Grady County contest

Only you can decide who will earn the title of “Best of Grady County” for 2020. Inside this issue of The Cairo Messenger, on Page B4, readers will find a ballot to cast your vote for the “Best Of Grady County” as part of the newspaper’s annual reader’s choice awards contest. Each week for the…

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Nominations are sought for annual chamber awards

The Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce is reaching out to local citizens of Grady County for their 2019 community award nominations. Awards will be considered in the following categories: Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Community Service Professional of the Year and Farm Family of the Year, Large…

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Cairo man killed in Sunday shooting

Cairo Police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating the shooting death of young man early Sunday morning. Officers were called to 1290 Calvary Rd. S.W. where the shooting took place at 12:47 a.m. on Sunday. “When officers arrived on scene they found an individual who had been shot and the individual who did…

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Four happy folks win Christmas Cash

Four lucky Grady County shoppers have some extra Christmas Cash to spend at certain local merchants this year. The annual Cairo Messenger Christmas Cash promotion concluded Monday with the drawing of four lucky names. The winner of $400 in Christmas Cash is Laura Nichols; coming in second with $300 is Wendell Walker; Sebrenna Jolly is…

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