Virus means no birthday bash as Georgia town turns 150

Georgia News

CAIRO, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia town will turn 150 in the next few days, but the COVID-19 pandemic means there won’t be much of a party.

Cairo was granted its town charter on Oct. 28, 1870.

The Thomasville Times-Enterprise reports that Mayor Howard Thrower is quashing hopes of a celebration because of fear of spreading illness.

Instead, the City Council is likely to note the occasion with only a proclamation.

Then-postmaster W.J. Hall was given the choice to name the new town Miller Station or Cairo.

He chose the latter.

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