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Turner Woods Elementary Hosts Family-Oriented Spring Fling

Turner Woods Elementary Hosts Family-Oriented Spring Fling

GRAY, GA.--Turner Woods Elementary School holds a spring fling on Saturday, April 14.

Events will include a rock wall, pony rides, inflatables, kiddie train, games, tie dye, face painting, cake walk, karaoke, cookie decorating, bingo and a silent auction.

That's from 2-6 p.m. at Turner Woods Elementary School.

Juliette Opry Offers Bluegrass, Country April 7th

Juliette Opry Offers Bluegrass, Country April 7th

My favorite thing in the spring is picking on the porch at Juliette Opry. Now I'm not that great a player, in fact, I'm kinda a background guy . 

I can't play the lightning breaks or cheerful melodies, if somebody ever said wow about my mandolin playing, it wasn't a good thing , I'm pretty sure.

So why, why do I go?  Three things come to mind, or people that is: Sam Whaley, Paul Heath and Bryant Legette.

April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and we're looking for your original poems at the bookstore in Downtown Gray. Bring your original poems in and get a free gift, plus be registered for the grand prize to be drawn the end of April. With your approval, we'll be publishing original poems on Kema's Bookstore facebook page. 

We'll also be publishing in the bookstore newsletter and in the Jones County News. 

All ages are invited to submit your poetry, so we can share your thoughts and ideas. 

Jean Wooten, a resident at Lynn Haven Health & Rehabilitation, is one of our very talented local poets and has submitted several poems in this year's national poetry recognition.  Several of our local Jones County teens have also submitted poetry. 

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.

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:

 

Jones County January Unemployment Rate

Jones County January Unemployment Rate

Jones County's unemployment rate for January was 9.4 percent, the Georgia Department of Labor news release says.

That's compared to metro Macon's 9.9 percent unemployment rate for January.

But that's still less than a year ago, at 10.5 percent.

Sam Hall with the Georgia Department of Labor says the increases should not be cause for concern because seasonal workers leaving temporary holiday jobs play a major factor in the variation.

He says the important thing is the rate is lower than it was last year.

How to add an event to 13WMAZ's community calendar

How to add an event to 13WMAZ's community calendar

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