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Chief of Police John Bosecker

Bosecker returns as Cairo Police Chief

John Bosecker was appointed as Chief of Police for the city of Cairo last week. Bosecker returns to the post he held for 16 months about six years ago. “I’ve learned a lot since I was here last,” said Bosecker. “My main...

The Congregation at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Cairo gathered last week to begin the season of Lent on Ash Wednesday. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

Ash Wednesday Ushers in Lent

The beginning of Lent was marked by Ash Wednesday this week.  People throughout the country attended extra church services and received blessings as well as the ceremonious application of ashes to the forehead. The ashes serve...

Cairo Booster Society Aims to Make Changes in Town

The newly established Cairo Booster Society is making the positive change they want to see in the area.  Through recent beautification projects around Cairo and organization of meetings and events, the group aims to make Cairo...

Alexis Murray and Jarvis Woodson were crowned Cairo High School's 2014 Homecoming king and queen.

Cairo High School Homecoming 2014

Cairo High School crowned their homecoming royalty on Saturday.  Jarvis Woodson and Alexis Murray were selected by the student body as the 2014 homecoming king and queen.  The school held a dance after the Homecoming basketba...

Member’s of the Pyramid Chess Club pose for a photo with Mayor of Cairo Tyrone Coleman.  The club offers members the opportunity to progress their chess skills while playing with peers who share interest in the game. -- Photo Provided | The Cairo Citizen

Pyramid Chess Club Teaches Members New Moves

The Pyramid Chess Club, a gathering of students interested in the game of chess, has become a positive resource for all who are involved. The club allows students who are involved the chance to progress their chess-playing abil...

Gabrielle Harris, of Cairo, speaks to students during an excercise highlighting the importance of different forms of communication at Century High School in Ullin on Friday. Harris is the Addiction Prevention Director at Community Health & Emergency Service Inc. 
“If you choose to live a drug-free life you have to understand that there will people out there that test you,” said Harris 
Through the program students learn how to make good decisions, set goals, communicat, and resist peer pressure.
The program is funded through the Department of Human Services and visits the area schools throughout the year.
-- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

All Stars Senior Program Teaches Life Lessons

Throughout the year area schools highlight the importance of abstinence from drugs, alcohol, and sex.  A major portion of high school health curriculum is based around the subject, as well as making positive life decisions. Ga...

Alexander County Board Meeting: January 28, 2014

The Cairo City Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting at City Hall in Cairo on Tuesday January 28. Council-members Lorenzo Nelson and Linda Jackson were absent. The council approved the agenda as well as the minutes ...

Cairo Considers Logging

The Cairo City Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting at City Hall in Cairo on Tuesday January 28. Council-members Lorenzo Nelson and Linda Jackson were absent. The council approved the agenda as well as the minutes ...

(Left to Right) Rev. Kevin Anthony, Minister Stephanie Fisher, and Richard Grigsby share a laugh at St. Raphael’s Hall Monday morning.  The annual rememberance breakfast held by the NAACP highlighted the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  King was a influencial figure in the civil rights movement, fighting for equality and justice.  
The crowd celebrated what would be King’s 85th birthday, keeping the spirit of his beliefs and struggles alive.
“We come to honor the dream because the struggle continues,” said Master of Ceremony  Bishop Derek Eurales during his welcome address. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

Martin Luther King Jr. Remembered by NAACP

Members of the community gathered for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast Monday morning in Mounds.  The gathering, held at St. Raphael’s Hall, featured music, keynote speaker Rev. Kevin Anthony, and breakfa...


Small Business Saturday Highlights Local Stores

Last week the holiday season kicked off across America with Thanksgiving.  While many enjoyed time with their families and festive meals, some chose to get a jump on their Christmas shopping.  With sales starting earlier than...