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CBD-centered business opens in Gray

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    Leslie Rawlins, owner of Central Harvest, stands in front of her mural in her shop in Gray.
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    Hand creams and other items are on the shelves at Central Harvest for customers who need them.

Central Harvest, a new CBD store in Gray, has opened for business. The shop carries an array of items that could help with ailments and other issues.

The shop is located at 250 West Clinton Street in Suite 3 in Gray. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To reach staff, call 478-936-7830.

Leslie Rawlins, the owner of Central Harvest, said she enjoys having her own shop here in Jones County, because the store is right down the road from her home. She said she gets to set her own affordable prices and talk to customers about their own individual CBD needs.

“I’ve lived here in Jones County my entire life,” she said. “It’s a small town, and I’m a small-town person. I’ve raised four kids here and have a husband. It’s a great place for us all to be.”

She said she named her business Central Harvest, because she went to a church called New Harvest Church of God. She said she is very much a Christian, and the church is where she was married. She said she wanted to keep God at the center of her business. “I began my journey with CBD with a gentleman who opened a store in Macon, and I worked there for a while. I worked at another CBD store after that, but then God made a plan for me to open up my own CBD store. It was laid out for me, and I knew it was my calling because it came so easy,” Rawlins said.

The shop owner said she’s seen many people in Jones County with ailments and addictions. She said they need help, and she feels having something natural may help them. She said she’s seen CBD help others, so she wants to help the citizens of Jones County with their CBD needs.

Rawlins said at Central Harvest she has essential oils, CBD products, vitamins and minerals, herbal products, pain creams, goat milk lotions and soaps, and much more. She said customers enjoy the array of products she’s able to carry.

“People have said the products help with the conditions they have,” the shop owner said. “Cancer patients, epileptics, people who have been on drugs and are trying to get off of them, all come in here asking for help. It can help a variety of people.”

She said the difference between CBD and THC is the molecules in the plant. She said there are different types of THC. She said she does carry Delta-8 THC.

The shop owner said she hopes those who need help and want to try more natural products come to visit her store. She said she truly cares for others and running her own CBD store is her passion.

“I carry really good products, and they work,” Rawlins said. “I do not overcharge for my products. I like my prices to be reasonable. I’ve seen the difference these items can make in people, so I hope people will come try them out.”

For more information about Central Harvest, visit