Memorial service honors Henry County PD K-9 Thorr

STAFF REPORT ::: The Henry County Police Department said its final goodbyes to one of its own Friday morning as K-9 Thorr was honored in a memorial service. Public safety employees and citizens from the area gathered at Cannon Cleveland Funeral … Continue Reading

City of Griffin names Jessica O’Connor deputy city manager

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The city of Griffin has promoted Jessica Whatley-O’Connor to the newly created position of deputy city manager. She was promoted from her previous position of chief of staff/staff attorney, a position she has held since July … Continue Reading

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Downtown Griffin 2nd Saturday Chili Crawl is tonight

STAFF REPORT ::: If you are looking for some great Saturday entertainment, you need look no farther than downtown Griffin’s 2nd Saturday Chili Crawl. Tonight from 5 to 8 p.m., the Downtown Council and Griffin Main Street Program are hosting this … Continue Reading

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COMMUNITY NEWS

County officials encourage thoughtful giving to homeless

STAFF REPORT ::: Spalding County Parks and Leisure Services is asking residents to utilize organizations that aid the homeless and those in need. According to a press release issued by Spalding County, some leave donated items in areas frequented … Continue Reading

Heritage Park makes Georgia Trust’s 2020 list of state’s ten “Places in Peril”

STAFF REPORT ::: The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released today its 2020 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state. “This is the Trust’s fifteenth annual Places in Peril list,” said Mark C. McDonald, president and CEO of the Trust. “We … Continue Reading

Spalding Animal Control to host Clear the Shelter event tomorrow

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Animal Shelter is participating in a Clear the Shelter event tomorrow. This nationwide event is being hosted by NBC and Telemundo, who are partnering with hundreds of animal shelters across the country. The … Continue Reading

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

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