News Line for Gray

‘Guns everywhere’ law perplexes midstate governments
If you’re headed to get a car tag or attend a government meeting Tuesday, don’t be surprised to find yourself standing near someone strapped with a pistol.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Size, cost play into Gray decision on sewage plant upgrade
Federal regulators say the city of Gray should double the size of its sewage plant to keep up with growth. The city says that’s not right -- the plant should be tripled.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Officials prepare for ‘guns everywhere’ law
Gray Police Chief Adam Lowe has been working to become educated on all aspects of the law before it takes effect July 1 and said information has been coming to law enforcement from the attorney general’s office, Georgia Municipal Association, and the Association of Georgia Police Chiefs at least daily.
Source: Jones County News

Report: Half of Middle Georgia cities lost population
About half of Middle Georgia’s cities lost population in a recent year, while growth in the rest slowed, new U.S. Census Bureau estimates suggest.
Source: Macon Telegraph

City works to reduce ISO ratings
The Gray Fire Department had a visit from a consultant with the Georgia Forest Commission last week to work on improving the city’s ISO rating, which directly impacts the amount homeowners pay in insurance premiums.
Source: Jones County News

County, city seem no closer to agreeing on SPLOST split
The most recent meeting of elected officials from Jones County and Gray was not as amiable as the prior meetings, with the commissioners appearing to be sticking fast to their reduced offer.
Source: Jones County News

Commissioners aim to reduce city’s SPLOST split
Last week’s joint meeting of Jones County and Gray elected officials started off amicably with treats and handshakes, but the sales tax deal the county was offering was not as sweet as the cookies on the table.
Source: Jones County News

Grants not available for wastewater treatment
Members of the City of Gray’s Water Committee received an abundance of news at their first meeting of the year, but the problem is none of it was good.
Source: Jones County News