Griffin man pleads guilty to domestic violence related murder

STAFF REPORT ::: Johnny Johnson has plead guilty to the April 17, 2017, murder of Joanne Redding, who was then identified as his fiancé. Johnson inflicted multiple gunshot wounds upon Redding, and remained at the scene where he was taken into … Continue Reading

Spalding High teacher, student arrested on separate drug, weapon charges

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding High School teacher, Jordan Hale, and an unidentified student were on Friday arrested following an operation of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, a request … Continue Reading

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind

This column written by Dr. Bob Hayden was previously published in the print edition of The GRIP. That title is not original with me. You may recognize it from Bob Dylan’s song of 1962. Originally penned as a war protest piece, it asks searching … Continue Reading

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COMMUNITY NEWS

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

Rushton’s Hope serves the least among us in the community, giving love and grace

RON COOK ::: Special Contributor to The GRIP I don’t know what to do! I don’t know where to go! I don’t know who to turn to! I am at the end of my rope! You’re my last hope! For the last 10 years, Rushton’s Hope has been responding to … Continue Reading

Safehouse hosting fund-raiser for local missionary family

STAFF REPORTS ::: Safehouse Coffee Roasters is hosting a speaking engagement with Michael and Kelly Reeves, a local family that will soon be serving as missionaries in Ecuador, at 7 p.m. Monday, March 16. This will present the community with an … Continue Reading

Coming together to rebuild a family home

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A home of their own – while this is something many dream of, for others, particularly families that have a child with special needs, it is a necessity. Marcus and Sonya Dallas and their daughter, Marasia, are one such Griffin … Continue Reading

Griffin-Spalding Soccer Think Pink Game

APRIL 11, 2014 Girls at 6 PM & Boys at 8 PM Come support your local high schools and help raise money for breast cancer related charities! How can you help support our efforts to raise money for charity? Come to the game, wear your … Continue Reading

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