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What The Heck is A "Whaley" ?

What The Heck is A "Whaley" ?


                      What the Heck is a "Whaley"

I guess it was about 2 years ago, me and some friends of mine had been asked to play a show way out past Forsyth at a little music hall. I hadn’t been playing the mandolin very long, and was real excited. We got there checked in, tuned up and did our thing inside, a nice little building with theater seats.

After the show I went outside to cool down and there were several lean-to type structures and musicians were gathered up in small groups just a playing.

First Annual Miss Daylily Pageant to Be Held

First Annual Miss Daylily Pageant to Be Held

Gray Station Better Hometown will be hosting their 1st Annual Miss Daylily Pageant!

Age Divisions are: Wee Miss (2-3yrs), Tiny Miss (4-6yrs), Little Miss (7-9yrs), Jr. Miss (10-12yrs), Teen Miss (13-15yrs), and Miss Daylily (16-18yrs).

The pageant is open to all girls within the ages of 2-18, and who are residents of Jones County.

Part of the proceeds will go to the Zambia Mission Team of First Baptist Church.

The event will be held on Saturday, May 7, starting at 2 p.m. at WE Knox Civic Center.

You can contact Shay Thornton, Pageant Director, at 478-808-9197, or Heather Busby, GSBHT Manager, 478-986-5199.

I Didn't Know

I Didn't Know

I had been to Juliette a 100 times, but i just didn't know they had an Opry there. About a year and half ago I discovered it.

I have been playing bluegrass about two years  and somebody said, "Ever go up to the Juliette Opry?"

"No, didn't know they had one," and probably neither did you!

Juliette Opry is located in downtown Juliette on Mccrackin street, just a stroll up from the Whistle Stop Cafe ,about 8 miles east of  Forsyth and about 20 minutes north of Macon, and is  open the first saturday of most months , with local pickers gathering up on the porch around 6-630(we're pretty informal) playing their favorite music. From the Allman Brothers to Bill Monroe, no telling what you can hear. Guitars , Dobros, Mandolins, the Upright Bass , good harmonies or sometimes just shut up and play. Around 8 p.m. a visiting group takes the stage for about an hour. Refreshment are available for purchase and we are a family-friendly environment.

Kiwanis Club Hosts Scholarship Music Showcase

The Kiwanis Club of Jones County presents its Kiwanis Club Music Showcase. 

The Music Showcase will be held Tuesday Evening, March 1st at 7 p.m. at the Jones County High School Fine Arts Center. 

Competitors will be Jones County students from 9th through 12th grades. 

Scholarships will be awarded to the top three contestants, with the First Place Winner advancing to the District of Georgia competition. 

Admission is free.



Cruisers and Woodmen Host Annual Auto Show

The Jones County Cruisers & Woodmen of the World Lodge 358 is hosting an Annual Multiple Sclerosis Auto Show on Saturday, March 5 at Jones County High School. 

Registration is from 9 a.m. until noon and  judging from noon until 3 p.m.

The Awards Presentation is at 3:00 p.m.  There will be food, music and homemade sweets. 

The Car Show Registration fee is $20.00. 

For more information call Tim Stewart at 478-361-8117 or Jerry Mays at 478-214-7436. 

Monster Truck Visits Local Store

Predator, the monster truck will visit Advanced Auto Parts Friday, February 24.

The driver will sign autographs and will also allow for photo opportunities.

A coloring contest for kids will also take place.

The event is from 2 until 6 p.m.

Advanced Auto Parts is located on W. Clinton St. in Gray.