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Judge strikes down controversial Georgia abortion ban

A federal judge Monday blocked a Georgia law from taking effect that would ban most abortions after a heartbeat is detected, marking a pivotal decision in a case that has enflamed passions in the state for more than a year.

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Gloria Taylor Mayhue

GRAY: Gloria Taylor Mayhue, 80, of Pineview Road, passed away Saturday, July 4 at her residence. The family greeted friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, at Gray Memorial Chapel. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 7, in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Gray. Rev. Randy Darnell and Sheriff Butch Reece officiated.

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Vera Jean Newby

MACON: Vera Jean Newby, 85, of Macon, passed away Friday, July 10. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 12, at 2:00 p.m., at Hart’s Mortuary, Jones County Chapel. The Reverend Tim Peavy officiated. Interment followed at Cedar Ridge Cemetery. The family greeted friends one hour prior to the service.

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Kells Jefferson Peebles

GRAY: Kells Jefferson Peebles Sr., 85, of Gray, went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, July 7, with his beloved family at his bedside. Funeral services were held Friday, July 10, at 11:00 a.m. at Greenwood Baptist Church. The Reverend Kim Washburn officiated. The family greeted friends one hour prior to the service. Interment was held at Middle Georgia Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greenwood Baptist Church, 3400 Gray Highway, Gray, GA 31032.

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Ollie Mae Manuel Wilson

JONES COUNTY: Ollie Mae Manuel Wilson, 80, passed away Wednesday, July 8, at a local hospital. Memorial services were held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 10, at Gray Memorial Chapel in Gray.

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Obituaries

• Otis Wayne Blalock, 77, passed away on Thursday, July 9. The funeral is set for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15 at Slater’s.

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From dirt to gridiron: Work continues on improvements to JCHS athletic facilities

While there remains some conjecture as to whether or not a full season will take place for Jones County athletics going into the fall, one thing is certain. A number of those student-athletes will be looking forward to competing on facilities that are being significantly upgraded.

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