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Grady EMC annual meeting is this Friday at Family Worship Center

Grady Electric Membership Corporation crews and mutual aid partners are working day and night to restore power in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, but this Friday the 80th annual membership meeting of the co-op will take place.
The meeting, once again, will be held at Family Worship Center, 1760 U.S. 84 West.
Voting for Districts 1, 4 and 7 directors begins at 8 a.m. and balloting concludes at 10 a.m., when the business portion of the meeting is scheduled to get underway.

Clerk remains on paid leave

Grady County Clerk Carrie Croy remains on administrative leave with pay.
County commissioners met behind closed doors Tuesday night for just over an hour to discuss a personnel matter. Included in the closed door session were Grady County Attorney Jennifer Herzog and county auditor Perry Henry.
At the conclusion of the closed session, no action was taken.

Students set to return to school next Monday

As Grady County recovers from Hurricane Michael, the county’s public schools remain closed this week to students.
Year-round personnel reported to work Monday and teachers will report back today, Oct. 17, and Thursday, but will be off on Friday, according to Grady County School Superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard.

Phillips requests Cairo fire chief to be named EMA deputy director

Pending the approval of the Cairo City Council, Cairo Fire Chief Bill Schafer will become the deputy director of the Grady County Emergency Management Agency.
EMA Director Richard Phillips made the recommendation for Schafer’s appointment to the Grady County Commission Tuesday night.
“This is a good fit. We work good together and I’m recommending Bill be appointed deputy director,” Phillips said.


A town hall meeting on the local problem with illegal drugs and ways to combat the problem scheduled for Monday night, Oct. 15 has been cancelled.
Grady County Sheriff’s Office Captain Chris Luckey said that the meeting would be rescheduled in the coming weeks after the community recovers from the devastation of Hurricane Michael.

Register tapped for leadership program

Register tapped for leadership program
Laura Register, a member of the Grady County Board of Education, has been selected to participate in a national political leadership program, NewDEAL Leaders.
“I am ecstatic!” Register says. “There were only two people selected from Georgia last year, and both were metro area elected officials.”
According to information from NewDEAL, it is a nonprofit organization that started in 2011 to provide “a national network of rising state and local elected leaders who are pro growth progressives, focused on developing and spreading innovative ideas to spur economic growth that is broadly earned and sustainable.”

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