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A Marietta man entered a guilty plea to trafficking charges a week after he was denied bond and received a sentence of 15 years to serve.

The Lady Greyhounds have a week off before the start of the GHSA Class AAAAA state tournament.

The start of the Lady Greyhounds drive toward a region title will go through their home court.

Like many events in the time of COVID-19, last Wednesday’s National Signing Day was hardly a carbon copy of what usually takes place. But even though the gathering of friends and teammates was whittled down to coaches and close family members, it hardly took away from the significance of the day - that four Greyhounds are continuing their football careers on the next level by way of signing a national letter of intent.

Like the rest of the spring sports at Jones Counts the soccer programs are getting back to doing what they were in the midst of last spring before the season was cut short about halfway through - being able to compete.

For seven Jones County wrestlers, dreams of an individual state title continue.

News

ATLANTA - Georgia would observe standard time all year long under legislation that cleared a state Senate committee Wednesday.

Witnesses said the victim of a shooting that took place at a Jones County residence Friday afternoon was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Sports

There’s an element of enthusiasm and excitement around the Jones County baseball program. And it has nothing to do with wins and losses.

A testament to how well a team finishes its season in wrestling within the state of Georgia is how many of its wrestlers are still alive on the final day of the GHSA state traditional tournament.

Community

Fourth graders at Dames Ferry Elementary School celebrated Valentine’s Day with a candy gram fundraiser to help raise money for bees and recess equipment at the school.

It is not unusual to see before and after weight loss pictures on social media, magazines and even newspapers, but that picture gets more attention when it is a neighbor.

Obituaries

Feb 18, 2021 - 00:00

GRAY: Jack Delano Chapman, 86, of Gray, passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 14, after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 11:00 a.m. at Plentitude Baptist Church, Gray. The Reverend Tommy Freeman and Mike Gordon officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery. No formal visitation will be held but the family invites all who wish to come to Harts, Jones County Chapel, to sign the registry that will be available. Jack will lied in state at Hart’s Mortuary, Jones County Chapel, Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The service was available to view on Hart’s website a few days following the service. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons he served with and the members of the Men’s Ministry Group at Plentitude. The family requests memorial donations in Jack’s name be made to Plentitude Baptist Building Fund in care of Bobby Nobles, 924 Howard Roberts Road, Gray, GA 31032.

Feb 18, 2021 - 00:00

Timothy Ryan Bowen, 55, passed away unexpectedly in Kingman, Arizona, Monday, Feb. 8. A Celebration of his Life was held Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 3 o’clock, in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home, led by Rev. Paul Dziadul. Family greeted friends for the hour prior to service, and burial followed in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery.

Feb 18, 2021 - 00:00

JONES COUNTY: Phil Allen, 59, of Jones County, died Friday, Feb. 12. A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Jones County Chapel of Hart’s Mortuary. The Reverend Paul Jones officiated. The family greeted friends one hour prior to the service.

Feb 18, 2021 - 00:00

Hazel Lucille Pitts King transitioned from her earthly life on Jan. 9. She was born in Gray to the parentage of Mary Jane Redding and Henry Pitts. At the age of two, she was adopted by her loving parents, Eula Pitts Morgan and Claude Morgan, all of whom preceded her in death. Hazel was also preceded in death by her three brothers, Clyde and Carlton Morgan and Samuel Pitts.

Feb 18, 2021 - 00:00

MACON/ SAVANNAH: Christopher Lee Walls, 47, died Sunday, Feb. 7 at a Macon area hospital. The family greeted friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Feb.11, at First Baptist Church of Gray. Services followed at 2:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

Feb 11, 2021 - 00:00

EATONTON: Willie T. “Bill” Smith Jr., 72, of Eatonton, died Monday, Feb. 1. A memorial service was held Thursday, Feb. 4 at 5:00 p.m. at Hart’s Mortuary, Jones County Chapel officiated by the Reverend Christy Campbell. The family greeted friends following the service.