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The Jones County Public Library is not only preparing for a Halloween treat but also trying to get teenagers involved in the fun at the library.

New cases of COVID-19 are on the decline in Jones County, according to The North Central Health District, which reports a 17 percent drop in infections over a two-week period.

Board of Education members began their October board meeting with praise for the way Jones County students have made it possible to continue in-person education by following safety protocols and keeping the positive numbers of COVID-19 cases down.

Jane’s Asian Market, an Asian type grocery store, brings a different type of flavor to Jones County, offering cuisine from many different Asian countries.

The Lady Greyhounds started their drive toward competing for a state title on Monday, splitting Monday’s pair of games at Coffee, taking the first game 4-1 but falling in the second contest 8-0. As a result, the best-of-three series was pushed to Tuesday afternoon’s decisive third game.

Gray’s newest restaurant is open at its new location at 166 W. Clinton St. featuring the options of drive-thru, dine-in or curbside pickup.

News

It took two days for Jones County’s first Grand Jury in more than eight months to hear 64 cases presented by prosecutors with the Jones County’s District Attorney’s office and officers with the Gray Police Department and Jones County Sheriff’s Department.

Members of a Blight Committee, who have been meeting for over a year researching the issue, presented their report to what appeared to be a receptive Jones County Board of Commissioners.

Sports

The Lady Greyhounds started their drive toward competing for a state title on Monday, splitting Monday’s pair of games at Coffee, taking the first game 4-1 but falling in the second contest 8-0. As a result, the best-of-three series was pushed to Tuesday afternoon’s decisive third game.

After an off week, Jones County is back on the gridiron Friday, starting a stretch of four region games in a row at home. First up? Locust Grove with Ola coming to town next week in a possible battle for first place in GHSA Region 4-AAAAA.

Community

The Jones County Public Library is not only preparing for a Halloween treat but also trying to get teenagers involved in the fun at the library.

Toys for Tots in Jones County had their kickoff with Marine Corps Detachment 970 at Ingles and Ace Hardware on Labor Day to help get donations for underprivileged children for Christmas.

Obituaries

Oct 8, 2020 - 00:00

MACON: Jack Peterman Sr., 77, of Macon, died Tuesday, Sept. 29. A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 3 at 2:00 p.m. at Hart’s Mortuary, Jones County Chapel. 

Oct 8, 2020 - 00:00

JONES COUNTY: Ida Jean Sanderfer Greene, 77, of Harris Morton Road, died Thursday, Oct. 1, at a local hospital. The family greeted friends from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, graveside at Greene Family Cemetery on Joe Miller Road in Jones County. Services began at 2:00 p.m. Dr. Ron McClung officiated.

Oct 8, 2020 - 00:00

Adam, 39, was raised in Macon but made his home in Gray six years ago. He was the father of Alyssa, Noah and Aiden, whose mother is Natasha, and the son of Connie and Larry Smith. The service for Adam was held on Saturday, Oct. 3. Burial was private.

Oct 1, 2020 - 00:00

Kathryn Woodell Fowler, 81, of Gray, died Thursday, Sept. 24 at home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 27 at 3:00 p.m. at Hart’s Jones County Chapel. The family greeted friends one hour prior to the service. Graveside services were private at Elam Memorial Gardens.

Oct 1, 2020 - 00:00

Betty Lou Walls Bramlett of Round Oak died Thursday, Sept. 24 at her daughter Teresa White’s residence where she had been cared for with love by her family.

Sep 24, 2020 - 00:00

JONES COUNTY: Erin DuLong, 47, of Jones County, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15. Funeral services will be private at Hart’s Mortuary, Jones County Chapel with the Reverend Jennifer Darsey officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The GABE Foundation, 189 Oakland Drive, Gray, GA 31032.