Thomasville Times Enterprise

Cairo newsbeat

August 26, 2013

Aug. 27

Support group

A divorce and separation support group is forming in Grady County and will meet on Tuesdays starting Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Cairo Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Rev. Richard Hartsfield at 328-0906.


The Archway Partnership Program in Grady County, in cooperation with the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia, is currently forming a group to participate in Leadership Grady, a customized local leadership program for people interested in developing community leadership skill and help create a positive and sustainable change in Grady County.  The program will begin in September and last through May 2014. The deadline for application is Sept. 4. Applications are available at the Roddenbery Memorial Library, The Cairo Messenger, The Chamber of Commerce and the Archway Partnership office in City Hall.


Support group

Magnolia Place of Cairo and Grady General Hospital are forming an Alzheimers/Dementia Support in Grady County. The first meeting will be on Sept. 3r at 6p.m. in the Conference Room of the hospital. The guest speaker will be Dr. James NeSmith.

For more information, call Tina at 377-6811.


Title One meeting

The Grady County School System will be conducting the annual review, evaluation and revision of the LEA Title 1 Parent Involvement Plan for the 2013-2014 school year on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Vanlandingham Center in downtown Cairo. All stakeholders (parents, teachers, principals, administrators and community leaders) are encouraged to participate in this process.

For more information, call Jackie McCurry at 377-7729.


American Legion

All area veterans are reminded that the American Legion Post 122 meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Cairo Masonic Lodge located behind the courthouse.  The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and is open to all veterans.


NAACP banquet

The Grady County NAACP will be having their annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Grady Senior Center. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

If you would like to nominate someone for the Grady County NAACP Man or Woman of the Year, the deadline is Sept. 9.

For more information, call LaFaye Copeland at 377-6595.



Thomas University invites everyone to the Wild Wild West Saloon & Gambling Room, a scholarship fundraising event to be held at the Grady Cultural Center on Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. The night will feature live entertainment, food and drink, and gaming tables — with all proceeds benefiting scholarships for Grady County students.

For more information about tickets or to be a sponsor of the event, call 226-6903.


Class reunion

The Cairo High School Class of 1963 is currently making plans for its 50th reunion to be held later this year. If you are class member and would like to help plan the event or get information, call Alice Dodson at 872-3506.


Learning program

If you are a business owner who might be interested in hiring a student this coming school year, the Work-Based Learning program at Cairo High School has more than 35 juniors and seniors who are looking for work opportunities. Each student accepted into the program must receive excellent teacher recommendations, meet high academic and behavior criteria and have an identifiable career goal. 

If you would like to be a part of the WBL program, call Kevin Collins at 221-9416 for more information.


Square dance

As part of the Summer Reading Program, the Roddenbery Memorial Library will be offering square dancing lessons in the library auditorium on Fridays from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. The classes are taught by an experienced square dance instructor and are free.

To see a calendar of summer events, visit


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