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County officials remain conflicted over proposed pool

Grady County officials do not seem any closer to making a decision on what to do about constructing a proposed aquatic center at Barber Park than they were last month.
During Tuesday morning's commission meeting, a wide ranging discussion, that could possibly be described as bizarre, took place.

Changes to school calendar told

Grady County School Superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard has announced changes to the school calendar, which will impact local families. The changes involve the upcoming Christmas holidays and the closing of school next spring.
According to the superintendent, Friday, Dec. 16, which is the last day of school before the Christmas break, will be a half day for students.
Buses will begin pick-up at the "city" schools at 11:30 a.m. and will then proceed to Whigham and Shiver.

Tired Creek Lake gets boost from recent rains to rise to highest level yet

Rainfall of 4.5 inches was measured at Tired Creek Lake since Sunday provided a boost to the filling of the 960-acre lake. The lake level now stands at 201.53 feet above sea level.
This is the highest level reached since the gate to the dam has been closed and the filling underway, according to Grady County lake authority executive director Mike Binion.

Chamber election now underway

Voting is now underway by the membership of the Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce.
A slate of six candidates has been put before the membership and the top three vote-getters will win seats to the chamber board of directors.
Directors serve three-year terms.

County agrees to pay half of new carpet bill

Grady County commissioners, following a lengthy discussion, voted Tuesday to invest $3,500 in new carpeting at the county's mental health facility located on North Broad Street.
Commissioners met this week with Christine Mayer of Georgia Pines Community Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Diseases to discuss her request for county financial assistance in purchasing the new carpet.

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