Early voting is underway

Early voting for the General Election will be held now through October 30 at the Registrar’s Office in the Grady County Courthouse from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. There will also be a one-day Saturday voting on Saturday, October 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Denise Maddox, superintendent of elections.

Library has eBooks for kids

The Roddenbery Memorial Library reminds patrons that they also have electronic books available for children. There are over 15,000 different ebook and audio book titles available for kids inPre-K to 4th grade. To check them out, just visit rmlibrary.com and have your library card.

History museum open, seeks volunteers

The Grady County Museum and History has reopened to the public and is seeking not only visitors but also people to volunteer their time to improve the experience for those who attend. The museum features artifacts and displays from Grady County including a new section that shows how life was for local residents in their homes during the early days of the community. The museum, located at 101 North Broad St., is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are also looking for volunteers and people to make monetary donations and donations of artifacts to add to the collection.

Local EMC to hold virtual annual meeting Friday

The local Grady EMC will be holding its annual meeting "virtually" this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting is scheduled for this Friday starting at 10 a.m. and may be viewed online on the electrical co-op’s website: www.gradyemc.com. For those without internet access, the live virtual meeting will also be broadcast on WGRA Radio, 790AM and 95.9FM. If any member has not voted in the District 6 election, they are reminded that there will be a drive-thru voting option at Family Worship Center starting at 8 to 10 a.m. but there will be no in person attendance at the meeting this year. For more information, contact Adam Starr at Grady EMC.

Magnolia Place to have fall drive-through parade

Magnolia Place invites everyone to participate in their Fall Drive Through Parade, scheduled for October 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. Participants are encouraged to decorate their vehicles, dress up in their favorite costume and line up in the parking lot of The Church of Grady County on South Broad Street. As you pass through the driveway at Magnolia Place, stay in your car and the staff of Magnolia Place will come out and give candy to your little ones. It’s going to be a fun way to celebrate Halloween and also give joy to the residents of Magnolia Place and everyone is encouraged to participate.

Bethel M.B. Church resumes in-person worship

Bethel M.B. Church has resumed in-person worship services and invites everyone in the community to attend. The church, located in the Pine Park community, will have worship services on the second and fourth Sundays of each month with morning services beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Shakespeare play to be performed at Pope’s Museum

A play that was scheduled and cancelled from earlier this year, has been rescheduled at Pope’s Museum on October 24 at 3 p.m. The play, a mini-version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, was originally scheduled to be performed in the backyard of Pope’s Museum by a professional theatre company sponsored by the Georgia Council for the Arts in April but was cancelled due to the pandemic. The group has decided to reschedule the performance, with certain restrictions for social distancing, for October 24 and both admission and parking for the play and for viewing the outdoor artwork at Pope’s Museum will be free on this day.

Drop box available for absentee ballots

Grady County Elections Superintendent Denise Maddox has announced that a new drop box for absentee ballot has been set up at the Grady County Courthouse for those who are voting absentee but who would rather not put their ballot in the mail. The box is located behind the courthouse in the main parking lot and available for voters to drop off their ballots 24 hours a day through election day.

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