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Hounds host annual cross-country meet Saturday

Jones County will host its annual Greyhound Invitational - Release the Hounds home cross-country meet this Saturday at the new course built last year on wooded property at 297 Howard Roberts Road not far from Dames Ferry Elementary School on Ga. 18 West. Coach Geoff Moore said 27 high school teams and 15 middle school teams have registered. The first race is to begin at 8 a.m. Admission is $5 per car. Additional parking areas have been added since last year, and the 5K course has been altered.

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Lady Hounds win two of three in region play

The Lady Hounds won two of three region games last week, downing Ola 12-4 in a makeup game at home on Tuesday and beating Woodland-Stockbridge 11-2 in a road game on Thursday.

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Hounds whip Northside

Jones County football coach Mike Chastain probably shouldn’t be looking for an invitation to a Northside-Warner Robins letterman’s club gathering any time soon. 

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State champion ... twice!

Ali Kate Kelleher and horse Rush won two state championships Sunday in Perry. The 17-year-old finished first for both the Youth and Open championships at the National Barrel Horse Association state finals. Kelleher defeated 489 horses in the open division and 206 in youth to win the titles. Right: Kelleher is awarded a saddle for Youth contest. Left: Kelleher is awarded a saddle for open contest. She also won a total of $5,000. Officials checked as far back as 2000 and found no one else who had won both championships.

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City, county leaders discuss service delivery

A meeting of joint government officials that was almost canceled ended up being one of the best attended since the meetings started. 

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College and Career Academy has smooth open

Opportunities for Jones County students have expanded beyond traditional high school options and its building. 

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Demun Jones holding concert to benefit band

Giving back to his community has been a long-term goal of a local musician who appears to be doing a great job at meeting that goal. 

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