News from Around Southwest Georgia: One dead in Cairo shooting

Southwest Georgia
  • Cairo, Ga., police have confirmed that three people were injured, and one person was killed in a shooting around 9 p.m. Saturday night. The incident happened near the Cairo Gas & Food Mart at  101 4th Street South West around 9 p.m. Saturday night. The deceased was identified as Stanley Hill, 24, of Cairo, Ga. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting with the investigation.
  • At Tuesday’s 6:30 p.m. Grady County Commission meeting, the Lake Authority will recommend the issuance of an additional $10 million bond to complete Tired Creek Lake, according to Commissioner TD David. The money will be used for a Bill Dance fish habitat, docks, boat ramps, marina, boat storage and a host of other items.
  • A group tasked with industrial development hopes that a $3.5 million investment in land will pay off in the form of jobs by attracting companies to locate in Colquitt County. The Colquitt County Economic Development Authority on Jan. 7 approved moving ahead with the purchase of 225 acres located at the intersection of U.S. 319 North and Highway 133, with the northern and eastern boundaries set by Doc Darbyshire Road. (Thomasville Times-Enterprise)
  • Georgia’s top row crop farmers are not immune to low commodity prices. University of Georgia economists delivered that dire message during an Ag Forecast event held Friday in Bainbridge.

    “It’s going to be one of those getting-by years,” said Rome Ethredge, Seminole County Extension agricultural and natural resources agent. Ethredge serves an agricultural area that, according to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, leads the state in row crop production, mainly cotton, peanuts and corn. (Full story at The Albany Herald)

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