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quality of life for its residents.


Supporting our
local businesses.


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Grady County provides several services for our community.


Public Safety

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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

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.

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.

The Grady County Board of Commissioners appointed seven members to serve on the Grady County Lake Authority. The purpose of this Authority is to pursue the successful construction, planning and management of Tired Creek Lake. The Authority seeks all opportunities for the Lake, makes a recommendation and presents that recommendation to the Grady County Board of Commissioners. Members of the Authority serve on the board for different terms and one member shall always be a Grady County Board of Commissioner. The Authority will also appoint an attorney to serve for legal advice and guidance only. 

Authority Members:

Ray Prince, County Commissioner

Lee Gainous, Chairman

LaDon Toole, Vice Chairman

Randy Wind, Secretary

Travis Bryant

Jeff Brown

Edgar Smith

Kevin Cauley, Attorney



Mike Binion, Tired Creek Lake Manager
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Tired Creek Lake
263 State Park Rd
Cairo, GA 39828


Check out our Facebook Page (@ Tired Creek Lake) to see updated pictures/videos of the Lake and find out the latest information happening at the Lake!


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