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Jarrell Plantation Hosts Independence Day Event

Jarrell Plantation Hosts Independence Day Event

Get on your red, white, and blue, pack a picnic lunch, and head to Jarrell Plantation for a traditional noon reading of the Declaration of Independence followed by 3-legged race, egg toss, tug-of-war and other competitions. Living history crafts and skills throughout the day.

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

The Supreme Court upheld the health care law today in a splintered, complex opinion that appears to give President Obama a major victory.

What questions remain in your mind regarding the Supreme Court's decision? 

We are working to explore how this affects you. 

Comment below in the Comment Section to share your thoughts.  

Jones County Ranks Better Than Georgia's Average Unemployment Rate

Jones County Ranks Better Than Georgia's Average Unemployment Rate

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in Jones County was  8.4 percent in May.

That's below Georgia's overall unemployment rate of 8.9 percent.

Metro Macon rose to 9.4 percent in May, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 percent in April, a Georgia Department of Labor news release says.

The rate was 10.1 percent in May 2011. 

Overall, Georgia's unemployment rate remained unchanged from April to May in 2011 and is down from May 2010, where the unemployment rate was 9.8 percent.

Town Hall Meeting on Transportation SPLOST

Town Hall Meeting on Transportation SPLOST

The Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an informational Town Hall Meeting June 25 at 6 p.m. in the W.E. Knox Civic Center auditorium, a Jones County/Gray Chamber of Commerce release says.

David Millen, DOT District Engineer will facilitate the event.

This will be a great opportunity to hear about how the T-SPLOST money will be used in and around Jones County.

Bring any questions you have.

The vote takes place July 31st.

Senator Staton Earns Perfect Score, A+ from Americans for Prosperity

Senator Staton Earns Perfect Score, A+ from Americans for Prosperity

 

Americans for Prosperity (AFP), one of Georgia’s most influential conservative grassroots organizations, has awarded Sen. Cecil Staton a perfect score and an A+ Rating on its 2011- 2012 General Assembly Score Card. The scorecard recognizes elected officials on both the state and national level who are dedicated to fulfilling Americans for Prosperity’s core values: economic freedom and limited government. 

It's Buttermilk Revival Time Again

It's Buttermilk Revival Time Again

Well time flies when you're having fun and it's that time again--Juliette Opry weekend.

This month we are proud to have Buttermilk Revival once again out of Athens, Georgia. A unique band with a unique name who won this years Athens Got Talent Contest.

Many of you may remember last year I wrote an article on the name. It seems I was fairly accurate as this band is a back to basic, homemade, hard driving Bluegrass band. Currently playing all over the state at many venues. Comprised of a group of friends from the greater Athens area, providing great music and humor for a fun filled family night of entertainment. Although Jody swears they come for the fried green maters, they love the Opry and performing.

Juliette Opry: What did he say their name was?

Juliette Opry: What did he say their name was?

Well it’s that time again, The First of the month is rapidly approaching and that means Juliette Opry time. I have been really busy so unfortunately I don’t have any great story this month (like I ever have).

This month we have a group out of Athens: "Buttermilk Revival ",Winners of Athensn got Talent --Kind of an interesting group, the banjo player is actually my neighbors' cousin. I checked them out on Facebook and Youtube. They are going to be great, but I just couldn’t get that name out of my head. Who thought up "Buttermilk Revival?"

I once heard about a band that was formed at a bonfire with a lot of adult beverages called, "Burning Urine."

Although I didn't think it was a great idea , I figured out where it came from. Well I could have asked Jody but that takes all the fun out of it so here is the Lizella twist: