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Jones County Sheriff Butch Reece held a press conference to announce the indictment of 103 individuals for Violation of Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

While many of their classmates were getting a week off, there was work to be done on the baseball diamond for the Greyhounds.

A defendant in a Jones County trafficking case was sentenced to 10 years to serve, which was actually a break considering what he could have been facing.

The Jones County School System announced its 2021 teacher of the year last week in a ceremony that was in person for the families of the nominees and administrators but also virtual so all could attend.

The Jones County Suicide Prevention Coalition is focused on taking its message to the places it can be most effective.

Bond was denied the youngest of four individuals accused in the smash and grab burglaries of a Gray pawn shop.

News

Jones County Sheriff Butch Reece held a press conference to announce the indictment of 103 individuals for Violation of Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

Jones County Commissioners approved the purchase of a combination of a radio and software system for the Jones County Sheriff’s Office that will be a game changer for response times and communication between law enforcement, ambulance service and fire/rescue agencies.

Sports

While many of their classmates were getting a week off, there was work to be done on the baseball diamond for the Greyhounds.

The Lady Greyhounds headed into spring break at the end of last week riding high. They have great reason for excitement.

Community

The Jones County School System announced its 2021 teacher of the year last week in a ceremony that was in person for the families of the nominees and administrators but also virtual so all could attend.

Stonebrooke Suites, Autumn Lane and Lynn Haven Health and Rehabilitation installed a hug bubble at their facilities, allowing residents to finally hug their families and bring a spark of hope.

Obituaries

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.

Apr 8, 2021 - 00:00

JONES COUNTY: Olive Yvonne Harris Bonds was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the early hours of Saturday, March 27. She passed away in Macon, with her devoted husband Earl by her side, three months shy of their 62nd wedding anniversary.

Apr 8, 2021 - 00:00

Julia Fay Nelson (age 88) passed away quietly at home March 12. She was in the care of her daughter Melissa, holding her hand, while knowing her precious grandchildren Jenna and Dakota were close. She went on her terms, surrounded in comfort and love.

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.

Mar 25, 2021 - 00:00

JONES COUNTY: Helen Louise Hardy Kilgore, 100, of Old Clinton Road, died Monday, March 15, at a local nursing home. The family greeted friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 17, at Greenwood Baptist Church. Services followed at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Kim Washburn and Rev. Ryan Wood officiated. Immediate family only interment followed at Macon Memorial Park.

Mar 25, 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.