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Who city will hire to design new police headquarters is up for debate
11/21/2017

Who city will hire to design new police headquarters is up for debate
Although five architectural firms have expressed an interest in working with the City of Cairo on the design of its new police headquarters, the city council is days if not weeks away from selecting one.
The mayor and council met Monday night to discuss the police headquarters project with Cairo City Manager Chris Addleton and Police Chief Keith Sandefur.
The five firms that have shown an interest in being involved in the project include: Buckley & Associates of Albany; J. Glenn Gregory Architects of Valdosta; Jinright, Ryan & Lynn Architects of Thomasville; SRJ Architects of Albany; and WM2A Architects of Macon.

Local leaders graduate from Georgia Academy for Economic Development
11/21/2017

Local leaders graduate from Georgia Academy for Economic Development
The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces Grady County graduates from the 2017 Region 10 Multi-Day Training Program.  
Lisa Calhoun, Sara Heady and Celeste Tyler from Grady County were among the graduates at the Nov. 15 ceremony.
The academy provided each of the graduates an opportunity to gain an understanding of the complexities of economic and community development on the local, regional and state levels.

Gainor’s election attracts national spotlight
11/21/2017

Gainor’s election attracts national spotlight
Cairo’s election of its first African American mayor has attracted a national spotlight that Booker Gainor says he hopes will continue to shine on his hometown.
After the ballots were tallied Nov. 7, Gainor, 28, was named mayor-elect and the noteworthiness of his victory was realized outside of the city limits.
For instance, Roland Martin, host of the weekday morning online program “Newsone Now” interviewed Gainor via FaceTime on his Nov. 9 program. Martin also held up Gainor’s youth as notable.

Early voting gets underway Monday for Dist. 1 runoff
11/21/2017

Early voting in the upcoming Dec. 5 special run-off election for District 1 Grady County Commissioner begins Monday.
Due to the compressed schedule, only one week of early voting will be conducted, Nov. 27 through Dec. 1.
The hours in which voters can cast ballots is between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 
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