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Grady

About Grady

Grady County, on the southwest border of Georgia, is the state's 139th county. Created in 1906 from portions of Decatur and Thomas counties, it was named after Henry W. Grady, prominent editor of the Atlanta Constitution and famed southern orator who widely prophesied the "New South."

  • Learn more about our History

    The City of Cairo was first chartered as a town in 1870 and as a city in 1906 and is located between Thomasville in Thomas County and Bainbridge in Decatur County.

  • Meet some of our Notable Natives

    Not only is Cairo and Grady County well known for our local high school's nickname, "The Syrupmakers", but we have also had our fair share of famous folks who have made their mark at the state, national and even international levels.

Emergency Notifications
Swift911

In our efforts to provide more reliable communications with Residents and Businesses in the Grady County, we have implemented Swiftreach Networks, Inc. as our Emergency Notification service provider.

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Tired Creek Lake (TCL)
Tired Creek Lake

In 2010, Grady County, Georgia secured a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to construct a 960-acre recreational fishing lake at the confluence of three creeks which combine to form Tired Creek.

Mike Binion, Tired Creek Lake Manager
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229-377-1512

Location:
Tired Creek Lake
263 State Park Rd
Cairo, GA 39828

Hours:
8 AM to 5 PM

 

Check out our Facebook Page to see updated pictures and find out the latest news that happening at the Lake.

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Public Notices and Updates
07.20.2016
Notice of Property Tax Increase

The Grady County Board of Commissioners has tentatively adopted a millage rate of 13.653 mills, which will require an increase in property taxes by 3.02 percent

over the rollback rate.  Please see the attached current and five year history of levy. 

All concerned citizens are invited to attend any of the three public hearings on this proposed tax increase to be held in the Grady County Board of Commissioners meeting room on the first floor of the

Grady County Courthouse, 250 North Broad Street, Cairo, GA on:

  • ·Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • ·Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 13.653 mills, an increase of 0.4 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 13.253

mills.  The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $100,000 is approximately $15.20 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $250,000 is approximately $40.00.

 

  GRADY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
   The Grady County Board of Commissioners does hereby announce that the 2016 millage rate will be set at a meeting to be
   held at the Grady County Courthouse on August 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm and pursuant to the requirements of O.C.G.A. Section
   48-5-32 does hereby publish the following presentation of the current year's tax digest and levy, along with the history of
   the tax digest and levy for the past five years.
             
CURRENT 2016 TAX DIGEST AND 5 YEAR HISTORY OF LEVY
             
UNINCORPORATED 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
             
Real & Personal 448,035,855 441,442,855 412,633,644 423,931,519 425,346,422 432,374,695
Motor Vehicles 36,444,450 37,787,010 38,576,780 28,385,390 22,096,010 17,110,020
Mobile Homes 8,587,721 8,631,986 8,739,904 8,757,852 8,979,274 9,206,852
Timber - 100% 1,694,274 1,392,223 1,606,048 2,087,440 1,286,968 1,653,696
Heavy Duty Equipment 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gross Digest 494,762,300 489,254,074 461,556,376 463,162,201 457,708,674 460,345,263
Less M& O Exemptions 150,930,721 150,086,652 139,176,418 134,609,411 134,287,613 132,682,493
Net M & O Digest 343,831,579 339,167,422 322,379,958 328,552,790 323,421,061 327,662,770
State Forest Land Assistance Grant Value 7,464,754 8,936,806 8,876,267 8,723,115 8,651,271 8,554,462
Adjusted Net M&O Digest 351,296,333 348,104,228 331,256,225 337,275,905 332,072,332 336,217,232
             
Gross M&O Millage 14.740 14.880 16.400 16.235 16.179 16.614
Less Rollbacks -2.970 -2.990 -3.150 -2.985 -2.914 -2.961
Net M&O Millage 11.770 11.890 13.250 13.250 13.265 13.653*
             
Net Taxes Levied $4,134,758 $4,138,959 $4,389,145 $4,468,906 $4,404,939 $4,590,374
             
INCORPORATED 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
             
Real & Personal 172,197,056 170,575,724 171,349,460 179,428,541 177,950,908 182,209,111
Motor Vehicles 18,686,840 19,191,800 18,523,130 16,963,830 13,658,040 11,335,670
Mobile Homes 1,123,888 1,183,524 1,237,644 1,278,167 1,273,090 1,257,935
Timber - 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heavy Duty Equipment 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gross Digest 192,007,784 190,951,048 191,110,234 197,670,538 192,882,038 194,802,716
Less M& O Exemptions 14,002,960 16,453,587 12,748,259 17,964,630 18,197,286 20,581,313
Net M & O Digest $178,004,824 $174,497,461 $178,361,975 $179,705,908 $174,684,752 $174,221,403
State Forest Land Assistance Grant Value 0 0 0 0 0 0
Adjusted Net M&O Digest 178,004,824 174,497,461 178,361,975 179,705,908 174,684,752 174,221,403
             
Gross M&O Millage 14.740 14.880 16.400 16.235 16.179 16.614
Less Rollbacks -2.970 -2.990 -3.150 -2.985 -2.914 -2.961
Net M&O Millage 11.770 11.890 13.250 13.250 13.265 13.653*
             
Net Taxes Levied $2,095,117 $2,074,775 $2,363,296 $2,381,103 $2,317,193 $2,378,645
             
TOTAL COUNTY 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
             
Total County Value 529,301,157 522,601,689 509,618,200 516,981,813 506,757,084 510,438,635
Total County Taxes Levied $6,229,875 $6,213,734 $6,752,441 $6,850,009 $6,722,132 $6,969,019
Net Taxes $ Increase $128,652 $4,201 $250,186 $79,761 -$63,966 $246,887
Net Taxes % Increase 2.11% 0.10% 6.04% 1.82% -1.43% 3.67%
          *Tentative Millage

 

07.13.2016
General Contractors

Grady County Board of Commissioners is seeking bids from qualified General Contractors with commercial renovation experience to renovate the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) offices at 65 11th Ave NE, Cairo, GA 39828.  Contractors will be required to be insured. See construction drawings and specifications here.  One copy of the plans, in wide print format, is available for review only at the Commissioners’ Office, 250 N Broad St, Cairo, GA 39828. A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at August 1, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at the Project Site, 65 11th Ave NE, Cairo, GA 39828 and all bidders or their representatives are required to be in attendance. Bids are due August 15 at Noon.

 

 Construction Documents- Drawings.pdf

 Construction Documents -Specifications.pdf