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Old Clinton War Days Returns to Gray

Old Clinton War Days Returns to Gray

The  31st annual Old Clinton War Days will be held in Old Clinton, Georgia, Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6.

 

Authentic camps open to the public beginning at 10:05 a.m. each day featuring period demonstrations and walking tours of the area. Food and hand crafted items will be available for purchase. A narration of battle history begins at 1:35 p.m. each day.

On Saturday, the Battle of Sunshine Church will be presented at 2:05 p.m., with the closing of the camp at 5:05 p.m. and a free memorial service at the Old Clinton Cemetery at 8:05 p.m.    

Sunday features an 11:05 a.m. church service at the McCarthy/Pope House and the Battle of Griswoldville at 2:05 p.m. followed by the closing of the camp at 4:05 p.m. 

Jones County Raises Over $100K for Relay for Life

Jones County Raises Over $100K for Relay for Life

Houston County has raised over $100K with 362 participants for Relay for Life 2012.

That's according to the Relay for Life website.

Jones County's Relay for Life took place April 20 at Jones County High School.

See the top teams in Jones County.

Great American Cleanup Needs Volunteers

Great American Cleanup Needs Volunteers

Keep American Beautiful is sponsoring the largest community improvement in our nation. 

We need to cleanup, fix-up, paint-up, and green-up.  Keep Jones Beautiful Commission needs you to volunteer for this events. 

We need clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, businesses, community leaders, schools, garden clubs, organizations, community groups, sororities, fraternities, sports teams, bicycle clubs, etc to help cleanup and beautify Jones County. 

Please join us on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Carol's Park from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Postponed: Pedal to the Park

Postponed: Pedal to the Park

UPDATE: Pedal to the Park has been postponed, due to bad weather expected this weekend.

That's according to Gray Station Better Hometown's Heather Busby.

Gray Fire Department Collects Cans to Benefit Burn Foundation

Gray Fire Department Collects Cans to Benefit Burn Foundation

GRAY, GA.--The City of Gray Fire Department is helping raise funds for the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation, a SFBF news release says.

They're doing this by collecting aluminum cans for the "Can-It!' collection.

The funds help families of burn patients at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Drop off your aluminum cans at the can wagon at the fire department's headquarters at  111 James Street in Gray

For more information, contact Bobbie Jo Gainey at 1-800-650-BURN or Chief Max Wood at 478-390-6700.

See more information about the Burn Foundation.

Jones County Faces Wildfire Threat

Jones County Faces Wildfire Threat

Forecasters warn the threat of wildfires is high across much of Georgia, and any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for high fire danger from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.

The warning covers North and Central Georgia, where winds are expected to gust up to 25 mph.

The "red flag" warning covers all of Central Georgia's counties. The warning says people should take care with outdoor fires and contact local authorities before burning.

13WMAZ meteorologist David Ernst says a measuring station at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport has gotten 7.92 inches of rain this year. That's more than 6 inches below normal and more than 4 inches less than last year.

He said Central Georgia has seen sustained wind speeds of 10 to 15 mph.

Forecasters say humidity will be low, helping to create potentially dangerous fire conditions.