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Six positive COVID-19 cases are the reason the Jones County Government Center is once again closed to the public.

Jones County Family Connection put together a drive-thru for parents and students to get a backpack full of school supplies Aug. 3, so students can start their year off on a positive note on Aug. 17 with as little contact as possible.

The newest investigator for the Jones County Sheriff’s Office has assisted the department for several years in a previous capacity.

The City of Gray Fire Department recently announced the receipt of two grants in June that will aid firefighters in their fire prevention efforts for the community.

Eatonton Police Chief Kent Lawrence said someone called him this morning and reported they had received a package of seeds in the mail from China. Lawrence said the Department of Agriculture has been notified, and he wants Eatonton residents to be aware that the seeds are arriving in this area.

With support throughout the community behind it, a new sport is set to begin at Jones County High School. The Lady Greyhounds will carry the banner of Jones County High School this fall in the sport of volleyball.

News

Six positive COVID-19 cases are the reason the Jones County Government Center is once again closed to the public.

Jones County Family Connection put together a drive-thru for parents and students to get a backpack full of school supplies Aug. 3, so students can start their year off on a positive note on Aug. 17 with as little contact as possible.

Sports

With support throughout the community behind it, a new sport is set to begin at Jones County High School. The Lady Greyhounds will carry the banner of Jones County High School this fall in the sport of volleyball.

As the installation of the new playi surface at Greyhound Stadium forge ahead, the schedule of some of the contests to take place on the soon to christened field is taking shape.

Community

Jones County Family Connection put together a drive-thru for parents and students to get a backpack full of school supplies Aug. 3, so students can start their year off on a positive note on Aug. 17 with as little contact as possible.

Members of the Jones County Veterans Committee did their best, without the assistance of a crystal ball, to predict what the situation would be in three months in their attempt to plan the annual Veterans Appreciation Day.

Obituaries

Aug 6, 2020 - 01:00

GRAY: Rebecca “Becky” Weimortz Gilson, 69, of Gray passed away Monday, July 27 surrounded by family at her daughter’s home. 

Aug 6, 2020 - 01:00

GRAY: Barbara Butts Roberts, 84, of Gray, passed away July 29. A memorial service was held Sunday, August 2 at 2:00 p.m. at the Jones County Chapel. The Reverends John Haney and Jason Dillard officiated. Family greeted friends one hour prior to the service. Burial was private.

Jul 30, 2020 - 01:00

• Patricia “Pat” Caroline Allen, 73, passed away on Sunday, July 26. Williams Funeral Home has charge of arrangements, which are complete. Immediate survivors are A.L. Allen (husband), Deanna Allen Darrity (daughter), Wendy Allen (daughter) and Wayne Allen (son).

Jul 23, 2020 - 01:00

William “Jerry” Flowers died July 13. There will be a private memorial.

Jul 23, 2020 - 01:00

GORDON: Linda “Lou” Lineberger, 52, of Gordon, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 10. A memorial service was held at Hart’s, Jones County Chapel, Saturday, July 18, at 12:00 p.m.

Jul 23, 2020 - 01:00

• Walter Lee Baker, 61, passed away on Friday, July 17. Slater’s Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. The graveside service is set for 2 p.m.