Man in viral video charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: James Crews, the Lamar County man at the center of a viral video in which he allegedly acknowledged his intent to have sex with a 14-year-old boy, has been arrested. Crews, who has since Monday been in the custody of the Lamar … Continue Reading

Viral video alleging child sex predation leads to detention of Lamar County man

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Lamar County man seen in a viral video filmed in the Griffin Wal-Mart, where he allegedly planned to meet “John,” who was believed to be a 14-year-old boy, is being held in the Lamar County Jail. According to Lamar County … Continue Reading

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Library features Griffin Nature Photographers Association exhibit

STAFF REPORT ::: The Flint River Regional Library, in collaboration with Georgia Nature Photographers, is currently featuring a nature photography exhibit. An independent judge selected 12 photographs from the Griffin chapter for each month to be … Continue Reading

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Why support Relay For Life?

ANGIE J. LEWIS ::: SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR TO THE GRIP I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. I left the doctor’s office in a stupor. I couldn’t even remember where I had parked. I sat in my truck and read the report over and over and over. The … Continue Reading

His life counted: Vietnam veteran laid to rest with full military honors

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Replete with a 21-gun salute, the emotionally haunting notes of "Taps" and the presentation of the United States flag on behalf of a grateful nation, Vietnam veteran Thomas Earl Cummings was on Thursday laid to rest with full … Continue Reading

Homeless Vietnam veteran will be laid to rest Thursday morning

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Thomas Earl Cummings, the 70-year-old homeless veteran who died April 10 as a result of injuries he sustained when struck by a vehicle March 24, will be laid to rest at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019. Spalding County Coroner … Continue Reading

Jo Dee Messina headlining fund-raiser for local man in fight for life

JOSIE EVANS - SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR TO THE GRIP ::: Grammy-nominated country music artist Jo Dee Messina is headlining a Sunday, April 28, fund-raiser for Russ Cobb, a local man in the fight for his life. Russ Cobb, co-owner of Zoomies Pet Care, has … Continue Reading

Five Loaves & Two Fish needs Thanksgiving donations

ELAINE KRUGMAN ::: Special Contributor to The GRIP Five Loaves and Two Fish Food Pantry provides groceries for families in need, but they are requesting your help, especially before Thanksgiving, when the demand is the greatest. Would it not be … Continue Reading

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