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Ground was broken last week on the final phase of the vision of a man who is devoting himself full time to a ministry serving the community of Jones County.

The Gray Fire Department hosted a graduation and pinning ceremony for cadets who recently completed Firefighter I and II classes.

The Lady Greyhounds Maggie Glover and Molly Keenum got to don the purple, grey and gold of JCHS one final time on the soccer field last week. Both were selected for the GACA All-Star Game, held at the Ed DeFore Sports Complex in Macon.

A defendant in an undercover drug deal involving a federal inmate received a 10-year prison sentence following her guilty plea in Jones County Superior Court.

An Atlanta woman charged in a 2020 trafficking case was allowed to plead guilty to a lesser-included offense due to plea negotiations with the state.

Jones County’s Veterans Committee met for the first time since last year’s Veterans Appreciation Day celebration that had to be reconfigured in order to take place during the pandemic.

News

A preliminary hearing to decide if the state had enough evidence to bind over the suspect in a Jones County shooting death case took place last week.

Jones County’s new school superintendent took the reins at his first monthly business meeting last week, which included the adoption of the 2022 budget for the school system.

Sports

The Lady Greyhounds Maggie Glover and Molly Keenum got to don the purple, grey and gold of JCHS one final time on the soccer field last week. Both were selected for the GACA All-Star Game, held at the Ed DeFore Sports Complex in Macon.

One of the two imposed “dead weeks” put in place by the GHSA during the summer – weeks during which no athletic activity is permitted statewide among teams – ended at 12:01 a.m. this past Monday. The Greyhounds wrestling program was among those wasting little time this week getting started, taking full advantage of going up against a wide cross-section of outside competition under new head coach Adam Gillhouse.

Community

Ground was broken last week on the final phase of the vision of a man who is devoting himself full time to a ministry serving the community of Jones County.

A Jones County High School Senior received an unusually thoughtful gift from teammates that, it can be said, changed the way he would see the world.

Obituaries

Jun 17, 2021 - 00:00

Mr. Willie Eugene Lester was born Sept 14, 1932 in Haddock to the late Mrs. Sadie P. Lester and late Mr. Eddie Lester Sr.

Jun 10, 2021 - 00:00

HADDOCK: Mary Ann King, 84, passed away, Sunday, June 6. Services were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 8, at Haddock Baptist Church with interment at the church cemetery. The family greeted friends one hour prior to services at the church.

Jun 3, 2021 - 01:00

William “Billy” Oliver Bagwell Sr., 79, of Juliette passed away May 23. A memorial service was Wednesday, May 26 at 2:00 p.m. at Ingleside Baptist Church. The Reverend Mark Hudgins officiated. The family may be contacted at the residence of Bunky and Angela Bagwell at 126 Virginia Lane, Gray, GA 31032.

Jun 3, 2021 - 01:00

JONES COUNTY: Jimmy Lee Dobbs Sr., 77, of Parker Drive, died Monday, May 24, at a local hospital. Memorial services were held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 28, at First Baptist Church of Gray. Dr. Ron McClung officiated.

May 27, 2021 - 01:00

Sudye Dean Goolsby Hammons, 57, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away May 7. A graveside service was Saturday, May 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Sunshine United Methodist Church. The Reverend Jason Dillard officiated.

May 20, 2021 - 00:00

Roy Prentice Freeman, 68, of Gray, passed away Sunday, May 9, after a nine-year battle with cancer. A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at Hart’s Mortuary Jones County Chapel.