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JOCO Film Festival Set for Friday

JOCO Film Festival Set for Friday

The 2012 JOCO Film Festival returns to Gray Middle School. That's on Friday at 5 p.m.

You can bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics to watch student-produced movies.

Nominate Your Town for "Best of the Road"

Nominate Your Town for "Best of the Road"

'Help put your town on the map!'

USATODAY teams up with Rand McNally in a search for the Best Small Towns in the United States.

You can nominate your town online through May 15.

Gray Daylily Festival Set for June

Gray Daylily Festival Set for June

GRAY, GA--The 9th Annual Daylily Festival dates have been set for June 1 and 2.

Activities include a 5K fun run, live music, a golf tournament, car show, arts and crafts, teddy bear parade for kids and more.

See coverage from 2011's festival.

'Purple Potties' Help Raise Relay for Life Funds

'Purple Potties' Help Raise Relay for Life Funds

 

New Damascus Baptist Church has been working to raise funds for Relay for Life with the 'Purple Potty'.

Bert has raised over $400.00 for Relay for Life in Jones County. 

Bert has visited several Jones Co. residents already! Including County Commissioner Chap Nelson, Fire Chief Max Wood, and Ethica Administrator Tag Spivey. 

Property of New Damascus Baptist Church, Bert was born March 5, 2012 out of a desire to reach the 2012 Relay for Life goal at our Church. 

New Damascus is located at 676 Damascus Church Rd, Gray, GA 31032 Rev. Wilbur E. Greene, Senior Pastor

 

Turkey Season Opens Saturday

Turkey Season Opens Saturday

The turkey hunting season opens Saturday, March 24, a Georgia Department of Natural Resources news release says.

To go turkey hunting, you'll need a valid hunting license and big game license to legally hunt turkeys in Georgia. If you're on a Wildlife Management Area, you'll also need a WMA license. You can buy licenses online, at a retail license vendor or by phone at 1-800-366-2661.

If planning to hunt on private land, you'll need permission from the landowner first.

There is a limit to turkey hunting: only male turkeys can be hunted and the season bag limit is three turkeys per hunter. 

Here are some turkey hunting safety precautions to study up on before going on the hunt:

 

Geico Road Race to Benefit Special Olympics

Geico Road Race to Benefit Special Olympics

A benefit for the Georgia Special Olympics, The Geico 5K Road Race, is set for Saturday, March 3rd. 

The fun starts at 9 a.m.

For more information, call Becky Pruitt at 478-986-6809.

Special Olympics serves Baldwin, Crawford, Jasper, Jones, Monroe, Putnam, Twiggs, Upson and Wilkinson Counties.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The thunderstorm warning for Jones County is in effect until 11:30 a.m

That's according to the National Weather Service.