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A simple arrest for a suspended license resulted in the multiple charges for the driver and ultimately the recovery of items stolen out of Bibb County.

No team in Wayne County’s region had been able to scratch out a win against the Yellow Jackets all season long.

When the GHSA Class AAAAA Track & Field Championships take place May 13-15, multiple Greyhounds and Lady Greyhounds will be part of the field. By virtue of their finishes within the top four at last week’s Region 4-AAAAA meet, seven individual qualifiers plus the members of the 4x400 and 4x100 boys relay teams have advanced to state competition.

After postponing the issue for two weeks, Jones County Board of Commissioners approved a bid award for three new fire trucks much needed by the county.

A February shooting resulted in the indictment of the alleged shooter by a Jones County Grand Jury.

Jones County’s April 17 Community Pride Cleanup was a huge success with almost a ton of trash and over 300 tires taken off the streets of the community. In addition to the trash and tires, six rolling containers of shredding were collected. The event was hosted by Keep Jones Beautiful and with the support of the Jones County Board of Commissioners. District 1 Commissioner Sam Kitchens once again accepted the trophy on behalf of his district for bringing in the most trash. Kitchens was challenged by District 3 Commissioner Wendy Vaughn and District 2 Commissioner John Wood, who both vowed to take home the trophy for their districts next year.

News

Defendants in the RICO case, Operation Lone Ranger, indicted last month, started appearing in Jones County Superior Court as early as February.

The City of Gray Fire Department commissioned a new firetruck for the first time in 27 years. Firefighters brought the new truck, Engine 71, into service with a push-in ceremony, which hearkened back to a treasured firefighter tradition.

Sports

No team in Wayne County’s region had been able to scratch out a win against the Yellow Jackets all season long.

When the GHSA Class AAAAA Track & Field Championships take place May 13-15, multiple Greyhounds and Lady Greyhounds will be part of the field. By virtue of their finishes within the top four at last week’s Region 4-AAAAA meet, seven individual qualifiers plus the members of the 4x400 and 4x100 boys relay teams have advanced to state competition.

Community

Jones County will participate in the National Day of Prayer at Carol’s Park May 6 at 6:30 p.m., to pray for the nation.

Jones County’s April 17 Community Pride Cleanup was a huge success with almost a ton of trash and over 300 tires taken off the streets of the community. In addition to the trash and tires, six rolling containers of shredding were collected. The event was hosted by Keep Jones Beautiful and with the support of the Jones County Board of Commissioners. District 1 Commissioner Sam Kitchens once again accepted the trophy on behalf of his district for bringing in the most trash. Kitchens was challenged by District 3 Commissioner Wendy Vaughn and District 2 Commissioner John Wood, who both vowed to take home the trophy for their districts next year.

Obituaries

May 6, 2021 - 00:00

Julian “Jr” Archer, 69, of Macon, died Tuesday, April 27. Private services will be held for immediate family.

May 6, 2021 - 00:00

Leona “Lee” Davis, 79, of Gray, died Tuesday, April 27. Funeral services were held Friday, April 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Bradley Baptist Church. The Reverend Steve Johnson officiated. The family greeted friends Thursday, April 29 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Hart’s Jones County Chapel. Burial was at Cedar Ridge Cemetery. Flowers will be appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to Bradley Baptist Church, P.O. Box 61, Gray, GA 31032.

Apr 22, 2021 - 00:00

Marjorie Clifford Haskin Miller, 87, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away Friday, March 26. Memorial services were held graveside at Haddock Baptist Church Cemetery Saturday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m. Dr. Ron McClung officiated.

Apr 22, 2021 - 00:00

Mr. Ernest Jones Jackson, 75, of Round Oak, passed away Sunday, April 18. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m. at Hart’s Jones County Chapel. The Reverend Doctor Greg Thompson officiated. Interment followed the service at the Sunshine United Methodist Church Cemetery in Jones County. The family greeted friends one hour prior to the service.

Apr 8, 2021 - 00:00

JONES COUNTY: James Harold “James Earl or Jimmy” Bryant, 82, of Chapman Road, passed away Thursday, March 11, at Pine Pointe Hospice. Services were held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 14 graveside at Pitts Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. John Haney officiated.

Apr 8, 2021 - 00:00

James David Seales, 70, of Gray, died Sunday March 14. A memorial service was held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 19, at the Hart’s Mortuary, Jones County Chapel. The Reverend Bobby Weatherford officiated.