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While new cases of COVID-19 are on the decline in some counties in the North Central Health District, many rural counties – including Jones – are seeing an increase.

The Jones County Sheriff’s Office held a walk-through Halloween event, where children could glimpse a bit of the spookiness of Halloween while grabbing some candy.

Jones County’s David “Demun” Jones will be in concert Saturday night in Macon with a sound check meet and greet earlier that afternoon for all ages.

After being hardened by one of the state’s toughest non-region schedules and ripping off six region wins in a row, it all comes down to this for Jones County on Friday.

One of the most accomplished cross country runners in the history of Jones County High School, Laney Doster will continue running close to home. The senior signed a national letter of intent last Wednesday, in front of family and close friends at the JCHS Auditorium, to continue her career at Mercer University.

The Greyhounds shook off some offseason rust last Thursday, scrimmaging at Veterans. And although JCHS fell 79-72 to a Warhawks team with a size advantage, the Greyhounds showed a significant amount of grit , quickly wiping out double-digit deficits multiple times to pull within twopossessions. In fact, the Greyhounds went from trailing by nearly 20 points to being within two possessions in the final minute before Veterans held on.

News

Gray’s November City Council meeting dealt with a renewal of its Workers Comp Insurance and authorized moving forward with a downtown drainage project.

Jones County’s David “Demun” Jones will be in concert Saturday night in Macon with a sound check meet and greet earlier that afternoon for all ages.

Sports

After being hardened by one of the state’s toughest non-region schedules and ripping off six region wins in a row, it all comes down to this for Jones County on Friday.

One of the most accomplished cross country runners in the history of Jones County High School, Laney Doster will continue running close to home. The senior signed a national letter of intent last Wednesday, in front of family and close friends at the JCHS Auditorium, to continue her career at Mercer University.

Community

The Jones County Sheriff’s Office held a walk-through Halloween event, where children could glimpse a bit of the spookiness of Halloween while grabbing some candy.

The following veterans have been featured as Veterans of the Week in The Jones County News. To honor a veteran, send an email to articles@jcnews.com.

Obituaries

Nov 19, 2020 - 00:00

Diane Bagwell Batchelor, 74, of Macon, passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Greenwood Baptist Church. The Revered Kim Washburn officiated. The family greeted friends one hour prior to the service. A graveside service was held at Henderson-Stripling Cemetery.

Nov 19, 2020 - 00:00

JONES COUNTY: Jeanette Green, 79, of Avalon Road, died Sunday, Nov. 15, at a local hospital. The family will greet friends from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 at Gray Memorial Chapel in Gray. Funeral services will follow at 3:30 p.m., graveside at Riverside Cemetery in Macon.

Nov 19, 2020 - 00:00

GRAY: Gwendolyn Clowers Havior, 58, passed away Saturday Nov. 14. Graveside Services will be held Thursday, Nov. 19 at 11:00 a.m. at Williams Chapel Cemetery, 2399 Eatonton Highway in Haddock.

Nov 12, 2020 - 01:00

Frederick Lamar Haygood Jones, 72, of Jones County, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Nov.10 at 4:00 p.m. at Hart’s Mortuary, Jones County Chapel. The service was livestreamed. The family greeted friends Monday, Nov. 9 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hart’s Mortuary, Jones County Chapel.

Nov 12, 2020 - 01:00

Betty Jo Duckworth, 85, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Sept. 28 surrounded by her loving family. The family greeted friends from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1 followed by a celebration of her life at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial was in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Dr. Brad Marchman officiated.

Oct 29, 2020 - 01:00

HADDOCK: Larry “Boosie” Williams, 69, of Peach Street, died Sunday, Oct. 18, at a local hospital. Memorial services will be announced by the family at a later date.