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JDA pushes forward on new spec building project

The Grady County Joint Development Authority continues to make progress on its goal of constructing a new speculative building at the Milestone Industrial Park addition. On Tuesday, authority members received a report from JDA executive director Julian Brown on the proposed project. Brown is in the process of obtaining construction cost estimates as well as…

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Lake Authority votes to offer duck hunting again this year

The Grady County Lake Authority will open Tired Creek Lake again this year for duck hunting, and youth hunters will have an opportunity to hunt during the upcoming teal season. The authority also learned this week the county is set to more than double its revenue from daily passes paid by out-of-county residents who fish…

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Teachers may not get paid early before the holidays this year

With the strong possibility that local tax bills will not be mailed until mid November, the Grady County School System may not be able to pay its employees prior to the Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks this year as has been done in recent years. School System finance officer Dan Broome said that the delay in…

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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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