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Head football coach takes on raising funds to build field house at JCHS
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
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Jones County High School’s head football coach Dwight Jones talked to Jones County Board of Education members at their June 11 meeting about his vision for expansion of the football program.
Jones County High School’s head football coach Dwight Jones talked to Jones County Board of Education members at their June 11 meeting about his vision for expansion of the football program.
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Jones County High School’s varsity football coach shared his vision for future of the program with Board of Education members last week.

Dwight Jones came to the June 11 board meeting and talked first about his goals when joining the program. He said he wanted to increase the numbers and gain respect for the Jones County program.

“We have done that,” he said.

Jones said that is a good beginning, but he has a vision that includes a new field house, scoreboard, and weight room. He said he talked to the superintendent about the idea and formed a committee.

A campaign has started to raise the funds. The coach said the current weight room is not big enough to accommodate the students who need to use it.

“I’ve started talking to groups and asking for donations,” he said.

Jones said the varsity coaches donated $1,500, and students have donated $600. Since April 1, the campaign has raised $27,000.

Jones asked the board for their help and said he would like to see the project under way in two years.

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