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COVID-19: A lawyer’s perspective

During an interview, basketball legend Michael Jordan was once asked about the most important thing his parents taught him. And his answer was powerful: when faced with a problem or bad situation, always look for something positive that can come out of that situation.

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The Baldwin Bulletin wins 3 state awards

The Baldwin Bulletin received three awards in the Georgia Press Association 2020 Better Newspaper Contest.

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CASA holds virtual swear-in

On June 24, Ocmulgee Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) virtually swore in four new volunteers who will serve as the voice of children in foster care. Pictured (L-R) are: Cheyenne Konzelman (covering Putnam and Baldwin counties); Lori Muggridge, Ocmulgee CASA executive director; Tina Williamson (covering Jasper County); Heather Boswell (covering Greene County); and Courtney Manson (covering Baldwin County). The second photo is the virtual swear in ceremony. The next new volunteer training will occur in September. Please call 478-452-9170 for details.

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Local cases in the “18-24” age range nearly off the charts

Roughly 44 percent of all new COVID-19 cases in Baldwin County since June 15 were people in the “18-24” age range, according to data released earlier this week by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

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The Jones County News salutes the local Veteran of the Week

Jerry L. Mansfield is the local veteran of the week. He served 26 years active duty (1956 - 1982). Sixteen of which were overseas in nine different countries. He received an Air Force Commendation Medal, two Meritorious Service medals, and many other personal unit awards/ citations during his outstanding military career.

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Rotary Club elects president

Debbie Jackson was re-elected president of the Rotary Club of Jones County. She is an administrator for Dames Ferry Properties, LLC and other residential construction companies. The club welcomes guests to its meetings when they resume on Wednesdays at noon at Agave Azul in Gray.

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GMC Prep to resume full in-person classes

Roughly $250,000 already has been spent by Georgia Military College “on equipment and supplies to reduce exposure (to COVID-19) on our campuses,” according to a school press release. GMC’s prep school is set to resume full in-person classes beginning next month.

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