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The question that has been debated for decades was answered last week with a whimper.

Voters in the City of Gray decided by a strong majority to keep the incumbent Mayor Pro Tem in office for another four years.

Jones County’s Public Facilities Authority got to work last week, prior to the Board of Commissioners meeting, with its first project set to save the county a significant amount of money.

Jones County Board of Commissioners approved its first project with the Jones County Public Facilities Board and considered how to best protect animal control officers from aggressive canines.

Jones County Friends of the Library is having a book sale Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their new location. They hope to see readers come out and find a few books they will enjoy.

A defendant who has been held in the Jones County jail since his April arrest is now waiting to be transported to state prison.

News

The question that has been debated for decades was answered last week with a whimper.

Voters in the City of Gray decided by a strong majority to keep the incumbent Mayor Pro Tem in office for another four years.

Sports

The Greyhounds are still the kings of the region.

Since 2016, Jones County has competed within a region whose remainder of teams are from Henry County.

Community

Saturday’s Veterans Appreciation Day begins with the Col. Allen Carr Memorial 5K Race, which in itself is a tribute to a local veteran.

Jones County Friends of the Library is having a book sale Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their new location. They hope to see readers come out and find a few books they will enjoy.

Obituaries

Nov 11, 2021 - 00:00

Aylene Self Keys, 74 of Jones County, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2021. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Hart’s Mortuary, Jones County Chapel. The family greeted friends one hour prior to the service. Burial was held at Middle Georgia Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.

Nov 11, 2021 - 00:00

MACON: Melanie Eugenia Lyles of 915 Chapman Drive, died Thursday, October 28th, 2021 at Piedmont Macon Medical Center. Graveside Services were held 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 1, 2021 Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Interment followed at Macon Memorial Park.

Nov 11, 2021 - 00:00

Stephanie Carol Kemp, 49, of Haddock, passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2021. A graveside service was held 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 5, 2021, at Elam Memorial Gardens with the Reverend Ricky Feagin officiating.

Nov 11, 2021 - 00:00

Noah David Martin, Jr., 60, of Gray, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021. A celebration of his life was held Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. at the residence of Nick and LaRue Wooten, 1515 Irwinton Rd., Milledgeville, GA 31061. Interment will be held privately at a later date. The family may be contacted at their residence, 130 Cheehaw Dr., Gray, GA.

Nov 11, 2021 - 00:00

“Big” John Dennis Leonard, of 167 Bone Creek Road, died Sunday, October 31, 2021, at Atrium Health Navicent. Visitation was at 1:00pm with memorial services following at 2:00pm Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Greenwood Baptist Church. Rev. Kim Washburn will officiate.

Nov 11, 2021 - 00:00

Mr. Benny Cliff, age 58, of Vidalia, died Thursday, October 28, 2021, at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital in Vidalia after a brief illness. He was a native of Macon and a 1981 graduate of Jones County High School in Gray. He lived in Macon, Augusta, and Douglasville most of his life, and moved to Vidalia in 2017. Benny was a brick mason, and started in the family business, Superior Masonry at the age of thirteen.