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Jones Co. deputies raid alleged pot 'grow house'

Jones Co. deputies raid alleged pot 'grow house'

The Jones County Sheriff's Office says they're raiding a marijuana-growing operation in a home today.

Chief Deputy Barbara Burnette says the "grow house" was found in a double-wide trailer home on Luke Smith Road.

That's off Lite-n-Tie Road, south of Gray.

Burnette called it a sophisticated operation where much of the home's interior was torn out to make room for plants.

Gray business to open Farmers Market in May

Gray business to open Farmers Market in May

A farmers market comes to Gray on Thursdays in May.

That'll take place from 2-6 p.m. at 115 West Clinton Street in Gray.

Jones Co. commissioner wants 'blight' meeting changed

"Slum" and "blight" are two words most people wouldn't want used to describe their neighborhoods.

Public invited to Jones County candidate forum

Public invited to Jones County candidate forum

Monday

 April 28th, 2014

6:00pm

Jones County Courthouse

Invited Candidates:

BOE District One candidates

Tony Blash

Richard Cazort

Ken Hamilton

BOE District 3

J.D. Collins

Nancy Nash

Brady Skinner

Senate District 25 Democratic primary

David Lucas (incumbent)

Miriam Paris

State Rep. Dist. 144 (will not be on ballot until November)

Bubba Epps (incumbent) (R)
Joyce Denson (D) 

Jones County to receive visit from FEMA

That meeting is at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Tens of thousands without power in Central Georgia

Tens of thousands without power in Central Georgia

Tens of thousands of people are without power in Central Georgia this morning.

About 10,000 people are without power in Bibb County, 10,000 people in Baldwin County and more than 500 in Jones County, according to Georgia Power's map alone.

More than 11,000 of Washington EMC's 15,000 customers don't have power due to blown transformers and downed trees. Washington EMC services Washington, Johnson, Hancock, Baldwin, Warren, Laurens, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, and Wilkinson counties.

Ice storm brings power outages

Ice storm brings power outages

Georgia utility companies say more than 177,000 customers were without power as ice coated trees brought branches and power lines down.

Georgia Power reported that more than 104,000 customers were without power shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday.

More than 71,000 of them were in metro Atlanta. Another 29,000 customers were in eastern Georgia; and 1,340 were without power in parts of west Georgia.