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Jones County Board of Commissioners considered some big ideas and citizen and employee requests when discussing the county’s 2022 budget.

The arrest of a 26-year-old for a host of charges had a little bit of everything, involving Gray, Jones County and state law enforcement agencies and including a high-speed pursuit, shots fired and drugs, all in a stolen vehicle.

Jones County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to give its support to a broadband project committed to providing fiber optic service across the county.

Region play has now arrived in volleyball for the Lady Greyhounds, who hit the road last week to take on Ola and Stockbridge in a tri-match. The Volley Hounds fell 25-8 and 25-7 to region heavyweight Ola while also falling 25-7 and 25-12 to Stockbridge.

Jones County’s boys’ middle school cross country runners took first place last Wednesday in the FPD Viking Invitational, claiming four of the top five positions. Gavin Robinson (12:28.38) took first, ahead of Tyler Marshall (12:34.05) while Grady Newby (12:48.35) was third and in fifth place was Luke Thornton (13:19.20). Coming in 17th was Dawson Walker (13:59.67). Lilly Palmer (13:49.78) gave Jones County a first-place finish in the girls’ race, pacing the way to a team finish of eighth. Addison Robinson was the next-highest Jones County finisher in 33rd (17:28.83). PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED

Last week’s arraignments in a Jones County murder case went smoothly, but the bond revocation hearing for one of the defendants went through several complicated layers before reaching its conclusion.

News

Jones County and Gray law enforcement officers worked together to stop a pursuit with the help of traffic generated from an accident on the North Gray Bypass.

Jones County Board of Commissioners considered some big ideas and citizen and employee requests when discussing the county’s 2022 budget.

Sports

Lady Greyhounds head coach Tripp Burt is not sure exactly how many years it has been since JCHS had hosted a region tournament. JCHS, however, is in position to do that in just a few weeks.

No. 2 Georgia (2-0) will host SEC East division foe South Carolina (2-0) in the conference opener on Saturday at Sanford Stadium.

Community

Monsters took the lives of two Jones County High School students last week. One was named Cancer and the other COVID-19.

Cry Out America, a nationwide prayer initiative, will be held at Carol’s Park in downtown Gray on Sept. 11 at 9:11 a.m. to pray for society, the nation and remember those who died on Sept. 11, 2001.

Obituaries

Sep 16, 2021 - 00:00

Laura Mae Herald, 82, of Haddock, passed away at Pine Pointe Hospice Saturday, Sept. 11.

Sep 16, 2021 - 00:00

Jordan Wanya’ Miller, 18, was born Nov. 30, 2002 in Macon. He earned his angel wings Sept. 1.

Sep 9, 2021 - 00:00

Myrtice C. Roberts, 86, of Gray, died Wednesday, Sept. 1. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 4, at 11:00 a.m. at Elam Baptist Church. The Reverend Gary Thomas officiated. The funeral was livestreamed on the YouTube channel ‘Elam Baptist Church Gray Georgia’ and the Facebook page of Elam Baptist Church. Graveside services were private at Highview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Roberts’ name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Sep 9, 2021 - 00:00

HADDOCK: Ronald Timothy “Timmy” Jones Sr., 58, of Bowen Hill Road, died Monday, Aug. 30, at his residence.

Sep 9, 2021 - 00:00

Tracey Lynn Gunnells, 53, of Jones County, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, Sept. 2. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 6:00 p.m. at Hart’s Mortuary, Jones County Chapel. The Dr. Ron McClung officiated. The family greeted friends prior to the service from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Sep 9, 2021 - 00:00

Jeffrey William Bowden, age 45, of Gray, passed away Friday, Sept. 3 with his children by his side.