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Alexander County Sheriff and Cairo resident Tim Brown debates the issue of animal control with Mayor Tyrone Coleman at a community breakfast held at Cairo High School in October 2013 -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

Cairo Looks to Humane Society for Help With Strays

Members of the community met on Thursday at City Hall in Cairo to discuss possible avenues of dealing with the prevalent stray dog problem in the city.  The issue has been a source of debate for several months on exactly how t...


Council makes quorum

It was a full house June 25 when the Cairo City Council met for the first time in a month. All councilpersons were in attendance and mayor Tyrone Coleman, who has been out of the office for nearly four weeks for medical reasons...



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Council misses second consecutive meeting

The Cairo City Council cancelled its fourth meeting of the year June 11. Councilpersons Elbert Purchase and Lorenzo Nelson were not in attendance, leaving city clerk Lori Hesselrode no choice but to call the meeting. Philip Hod...


Council to set rate for emergency coordinator compensation

The Cairo City Council had a temporary new leader for their meeting May 14. Because Mayor Tyrone Coleman was absent for medical reasons, councilperson Linda Jackson assumed the role of mayor pro tem. On the agenda for the meeti...



Mayor appoints temporary police chief

Mayor Tyrone Coleman made an executive appointment Feb. 26, which put Bernard Brown in the temporary role of Police Chief in Cairo. Curing the City Council meeting March 12, Coleman defended his right to make the temporary appo...


Council misses second meeting

The Cairo City Council did not meet for the entire month of January. For both meetings scheduled in the month of Jan., the Council could not meet quorum, the legal minimum number of members in attendance required to hold a publ...



Council approves electronic attendance

The Cairo City Council took a step further into the 21st century during their Nov. 27 meeting. With a unanimous vote (which included two absences), the council approved an ordinance which allows for council members to vote duri...


Cairo Council hears trunk a treat plans

Plans for a “trunk a treat” project for Cairo were heard by the city council at its Tuesday meeting. Rachel Burns of Cairo explained that those who wish to give treats can bring them in their vehicle to the former Mor-for-L...



Council interested in big beer bottle ban

During the Sept. 20 meeting of the Cairo City Council, council member Elbert Purchase suggested a city ordinance banning the sale of beer in bottles larger than 16 oz. In the members comments portion of the meeting, Purchase sa...