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Gainous tapped new chamber head

Gainous tapped new chamber head
The Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has hired a new executive director and, after having female leadership for the past half century, the board has selected a man to fill the position.
David Trey Gainous was hired Friday as the new leader of the chamber, according to Chamber Chairman Candice Eubanks.

Prince points to Tobar for permit compliance issues

Attorney Laura Benz met with Grady County commissioners Tuesday to update the full board on compliance issues regarding the county’s federal 404 permit, which authorized the construction of Tired Creek Lake.
Ms. Benz outlined encroachments on the mitigation easement known as the Kraft property as well as unauthorized modifications to the water quality and water quantity plan as issues that must be addressed in order for the county to be successful with its mitigation plan and to stay in compliance with its permit issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

County to spend $90,000 in effort to kill coontail in lake

In an effort to get control of the growth and spread of coontail grass in Tired Creek Lake, the Grady County Commission voted 3-2 Tuesday night to spend up to $90,000 for spraying 450 acres of the 960 acre lake with a weed killing chemical.
The Grady County Lake Authority, which met June 7, had recommended spraying 300 acres at a low bid of $200 per acre from Southern Land & Water, but on Tuesday Lake Authority Executive Director Mike Binion said the infected area had grown to approximately 450 acres.

Knight questions Moye and Wind

On the heels of questions being raised about the purchase of hay by Grady County from a farm associated with Chairman Ray Prince, Grady County Commissioner June Knight questioned the county doing business with members of the Lake Authority and a volunteer fireman who happens to be a county commissioner.
“These are questions I’m being asked that I can’t answer,” Commissioner Knight said.

Community July 4th celebration planned

The July 4th holiday will once again feature a big fireworks show for Cairo and Grady County on Wednesday evening, July 4th.  This will be the third year for the community event and this year promises to be even bigger and better.

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