The Griffin-Spalding County Library has been hit with Flying Debris

Summer Reading Programs are  well underway at the Griffin-Spalding County Library, 800 Memorial Dr.,  Griffin. The support of the Friends of the Griffin-Spalding County  Library and our local community has enabled us to add more special performers  than ever before. On Thursday, June 20, Todd Key presented his Flying Debris Show to  a large audience of […]

“Sweet” kids invited to diabetic day camp

Past Camp Ivy “Sweeties” EBONI FREEMAN::: This year Skipstone Academy has the fortune of housing Camp Ivy- a day camp for children with Diabetes. Camp Ivy gives children with diabetes, their brothers/sisters and friends a chance to have worry-free fun. From July 15, 2013 to July 19, 2013 Camp Ivy will open its doors to children 3 […]

Staying Savvy at our Local Library

Vincent B. Watkins, JD – Founder and CEO of The Watkins Group Inc. Griffin-Spalding County Library proudly presents Staying Savvy in Tough Economic Conditions, a free seminar by Vincent B. Watkins for businesses and entreprenuers facing difficulties in today’s market economy. Watkins will discuss how to build a winning company, operate a business from home […]

Game Changer: Hopeville Boys Center

Kay Brumbelow::: Five years ago, Clyde Forbes moved to Georgia with hopes of beginning graduate studies at Emory University. Upon moving to Griffin, however, he noticed that the teens in our community had nowhere to go and nothing to do with their time, other than attending school. He realized that this was a key reason […]

City, county officials: Consolidation is a complicated issue that would not reap immediate benefits

SHEILA MARSHAL::: Over the past two decades, the Spalding County government has moved towards providing services that were once reserved for residents of municipalities. According to County Manager William Wilson, that has blurred the lines between the city and county. However, despite some residents questioning if those changes would make consolidation beneficial, Wilson said it […]

Taxpayer Board of Equalization appeals from 2010-2012 may soon move forward

Thousands of Spalding County taxpayers who have requested a hearing before the Board of Equalization (BoE) with regard to their property taxes continue to await that procedure. The process for appeals requires property owners to first appeal to the Tax Assessor’s Office. If no resolution is reached, the appeals are certified and sent to on […]

Youth provide input about community

JESSICA GREGORY::: Roughly 20 young community members gave their feedback to local officials and members of the Griffin Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee regarding the community as they see it on Thursday, June 6 at Safehouse Coffee Roasters. Youth ages 13-21 were encouraged to attend to share their favorite place in the community; the worst place […]

Griffin-Spalding County School System launches Educator Hall of Fame

Dr. Curtis Jones, Superintendent of the Griffin-Spalding County School System, today announced the creation of an Educator Hall of Fame. He said, “Exemplary educators have been associated with the Griffin-Spalding County School System since its founding in 1953. Sixty years later the school system is honoring those who have gone beyond the call of duty […]

Anne Street Earns Funds by Driving For Kids

Cronic Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM helped raise $1,120 for Anne Street Elementary School during a “Drive For Kids” test drive programat the school earlier this month. A check for that amount was presented to Anne Street principal Evelyn Jones by Lee Howell, advertising director for the Cronic Automotive Group, during brief ceremonies at the school […]