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Gray Man Wins National Late Series Stock Car Race

Gray Man Wins National Late Series Stock Car Race


Hunter  Peacock  of   Gray,  Georgia   won  the  National  Late Model  Series  Stock  Car  Race  at Oglethorpe  Speedway  in  Pooler, Ga. Friday.

 Peacock, the  2010  Series  Rookie of  the  year,  started  from  the  pole ,  then  led  flag  to  flag to  win 

His  third  series  feature  of  the year,  and  maintains  his  lead  in  the  points  standings  for  Series  Champion  for  2011.

Heads up: Nightly I-75 Lane Closures

Lane closures are scheduled for next week on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 28 and 29 next week.

These lane closures will take place on I-75 southbound in Monroe County, a Georgia Department of Transportation news release says.

The lane closures will happen between mile markeres 196 and 195 for resurfacing lanes.

From 4-9 p.m., a single lane will be closed. Then from 9 p.m. until midnight on Tuesday, two lanes will be closed.

Between mile markers 188 and 177 on I-75 South, crews will place reflective pavement markings between the lanes from 9 p.m. Tuesday until 5 a.m. Wednesday, June 29.

The work is scheduled with weather permitting.


Postponed: Lane Closures on I-75 This Week

**This roadwork has been postponed due to weather.

From midnight until 6 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday, a lane will be closed on I-75 northbound and southbound, the Georgia Department of Transportation says.

That's between mile markers 167 and 169.

Highway Dedication

Carl Hamrick Highway will be dedicated at the Government Center conference room on Tuesday, June 21.

"Carlton Grady "Carl" Hamrick was highly regarded by the citizens of Jones County and by local government officials as a person of unquestioned integrity," a Georgia General Assembly document says.

The document also says Hamrick graduated from Jones County High School in 1972.


GDOT Announces Enhancement Projects


State Transportation Board member Jim Cole announced Thursday over $4.5 million in Transportation Enhancement (TE) program funds for 10 projects in Bibb, Houston, Irwin, Jasper, Jones, Newton, Tift and Turner counties.

That's according to a Georgia Department of Transportation news release.


Originally established in 1991 by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA), the TE program was continued by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act – A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) in 2005. The federally-funded TE program funds multi-use facilities such as walking and biking trails and paths; streetscaping and landscaping projects in cities and towns; historic preservation of transportation-related facilities like railroad depots; and scenic preservation of views and scenic byways. 

Daylily Festival Vehicle Show!

This Saturday marks the Daylily Festival Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and judging begins at noon and lasts until 3 p.m.

The awards presentation begins at 3 p.m. 

The registration is $20 and includes a free admission into the Daylily Festival.

The show takes place at 273 Railroad St. Pecan Orchard. That's next to Gray Elementary School.

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

Prize categories include: Best, Overall, GM, Ford, Truck, Motorcycle, Engine, Paint, Interior, Young Gun, Mayor's Pick, Rat Rod, Mustang, 2000 to 2011 and Top 40 will be awarded.


Nominate Your Town as of the Best of the Road

USA Today and Rand McNally are holding a “Best of the Road” rally.

Be sure to vote for your town! If your town isn't listed, you can nominate and post photos!