Breakfast for Grady County First Responders

There will be a community prayer service and light breakfast served this Wednesday morning, Sept. 11 at 8:30 a.m. for all Grady County First Responders at First United National Bank on North Broad Street. All members of the Cairo and Whigham Police Departments, Grady County Sheriff’s Office, Grady County Fire Department, Grady County EMS and Grady County Volunteer Fire Departments are invited to drop in between 8:30-10:30 a.m. for the breakfast and to receive a special T-shirt that commemorates and honors these brave men and women for their service.

Sign up for library card

September is National Library Sign Up Month and Roddenbery Memorial Library is joining other libraries from around the country in encouraging all parents, caregivers and students that obtaining a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and a lifetime of learning. Getting a library card is free and only takes a few minutes so stop by the Roddenbery Memorial library and get yours today.

Ministerial association to hold Heroes Breakfast

The Grady County Ministerial Association will again be honoring all first responders and utility lineman by hosting a complimentary breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 11 between 6 and 9 a.m. at the Pickle Patch Deli in downtown Cairo. The breakfast is an annual event to show the appreciation of the community to its first responders and utility workers for their dedication and service to this community and to honor the memory of all those lost on 9-11.

Duck hunting plan approved

The Grady County Lake Authority has approved the final policies for duck hunting on Tired Creek Lake for the 2019-2020 season. According to the new plan, hunting will be limited on the lake to Wednesday through Saturdays during the Georgia duck hunting season and permitted only in the upper three northern ‘fingers’ of the lake by youth hunters who are 17 years old or younger. Grady County residents will have the first opportunity reserve a hunt by calling the Grady County Tax Commissioner’s Office starting Oct. 1 with non-residents allowed to make reservations starting on Nov. 1. There are other restrictions on the amount of boats that will be allowed in the lake for hunting each day, the hours for hunting and the amount of persons and ages of that must in the boat to accompany the hunters which may be obtained when calling to make reservations at 377-3322, ext 2.

Tickets available for banquet

The Grady County NAACP members will be holding their annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 28 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Grady Senior Center. Tickets are currently on sale for $20 per person. For more information, contact Joyce Holt at (229) 403-6764 or LaFaye Copeland at (229) 377-6595.

Library selling computers

The Roddenbery Library has a variety of computer tower CPUs for sale for $30 each while supplies last. The computers do not have monitors, keyboards or a mouse and will be sold as is while supplies last.

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