A fire destroyed a house in Gray Tuesday night. A family lost power after Irma and was relying on their generator. What they didn't know, was it would cause their home to go up in flames. According to the Gray Fire Department, it happened just before 11 PM on 1443 Monticello Highway.
Jones County's budget is a little botched up but they're working through it. Commissioners spent the day looking into the county's expenses line by line to make way for payroll increases to their employees.
"We're going to lose the business first of all," said Days Inn owner Kevin Patel. Patel owns the only hotel in Gray that takes customers. It's those customers he's worried about losing because of a possible hotel tax in the city.