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City leaders say no to historic theatre funding request

CAIRO, GA (WALB) -

The city of Cairo won't give money to an historic theater to help it convert to modern digital technology.

Last month Grady County commissioners approved money for the project but city leaders now say they think it would be illegal to give tax money to the project. Several commissioners promised to donate on their own and the city is working to figure out other ways to help.

Members of the community say they're also willing to do whatever is needed to help, "whether it be a fundraiser or a cake sale,or anything like that people in Cairo are willing to do things to keep family businesses alive, because they don't want to see something that's been here so long die," said resident Brock Bell.

The county contributed $400 toward the upgrades needed for the Zebulon. The new screen for the digital system is scheduled to go in on Monday.

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