A wood pellet manufacturing company is building a $114 million plant on the Wilkinson-Jones County line in Gordon. Development Authority of Wilkinson County Director Jonathan Jackson announced the development earlier this week.
Head Start agencies in 13 central Georgia counties will offer free testing for lead poisoning to children enrolled in the programs. The testing is being provided because the area has the state's highest incidence of lead poisoning of young children.
A Sons of Confederate Veterans group plans to erect a monument on the Griswoldville battlefield site in Jones County. The battle took place on Nov. 22, 1864 during Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's march to the sea.
Experts say a high-pitched buzz being heard around parts of central Georgia comes from a type of cicada now emerging through the red clay after 13 years beneath the Earth. Residents of north Macon, Jones County, and some other areas in Georgia say their high-pitched buzzing is causing quite a racket.
Jones County will not go forward with 'Race to the Top' grant. School officials say it comes with too many strings attached. Superintendent says paying teachers for student performance goes against their philosophy.