Griffin-Spalding County Library to close until further notice

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin-Spalding County Library will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17. The decision to close the library until further notice was made by the library administration and its Board of Trustees. The Griffin-Spalding County Library averages approximately 450 patrons through the door daily. Library officials say the decision […]

NASCAR announces two upcoming races will be held without fans in attendance

STAFF REPORT ::: Officials with NASCAR have announced that upcoming races at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway will be held without fans in attendance. “At this time, NASCAR will hold its race events at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway without fans in attendance. These events will be restricted to competitors, crews, officials and […]

Gordon State College presents Thornton Wilder’s Our Town

BRITTANY TENNANT ::: Gordon State College Communications Specialist Through the voices of ordinary people in early 20th century America, Our Town is a timeless tale that reveals our societies fundamental struggles. Gordon State College Fine and Performing Arts presents Our Town, a play that was first produced in 1938 and rebelled against the saccharine, showy […]

Griffin Area Concert Association presents The Maxwell Quartet

STAFF REPORT ::: The Maxwell Quartet, a Glasgow-based string quartet, is bringing the sounds and stories of bonnie Scotland to Griffin Auditorium, located at 234 E. Taylor St., at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17. Presented by the Griffin Area Concert Association, the concert will feature Scottish folk music. The Maxwell Quartet consists of four friends […]

Main Street Players presents The Wild Women of Winedale

STAFF REPORT ::: Get ready for an evening of joyful laughter and heartwarming moments as Main Street Players serves up the first production of 2020. The Wild Women of Winedale spotlights the lives of the three Wild sisters – Fanny, Willa and their sister-in-law Johnnie Faye – as they face a series of new challenges […]

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 free event to help you shake off those winter blues. “Crawl” around downtown Griffin […]

Main Street Players presents “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)”

NORMA RICHARDSON ::: Special contributor to The GRIP You need go no farther than downtown Griffin to ring in the holiday season with a joyful, side-splitting production of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” presented by Main Street Players. The play centers on three actors who have grown weary of performing Charles Dickens’ […]

Griffin Ballet Theatre presents the holiday classic “The Nutcracker”

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: While out and about this holiday weekend, kick off the Christmas season with a magical performance of Griffin Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker.” The Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. will include a special visit from Santa, and two additional performances will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night and 2 p.m. Sunday […]

Spalding County Fair with new midway continues through Saturday

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Despite changes in the midway attractions, Kiwanis Club of Griffin Fair Manager Ralph Jones said the Spalding County Fair goes on. Jones said the Kiwanis Club of Griffin, which sponsors the annual Spalding County Fair, was unaware Belle City Amusements would not be providing the midway entertainment. “Belle City has been […]

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 displayed in August and September. Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA) is composed of a group of photographers passionate about […]

16th Annual June Jam sure to rock

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The 16th Annual June Jam is right around the corner and has a packed schedule of activities with something for everyone. Coming Saturday, June 2, the family-friendly event is brought to town by the Griffin Downtown Council and Main Street Program with sponsors including the Griffin Exchange Club, Affairs to Remember, […]

Last weekend to catch Main Street Players “The Diviners”

NOR NORMA RICHARDSON ::: Main Street Players is proud to present “The Diviners,” its fourth production of the 2017/2018 season. This moving, critically-acclaimed drama is sure to captivate you and touch your heart. The story takes place in the small town of Zion, Indiana, and centers on a mentally challenged boy named Buddy Layman, played […]

Sometimes parents need tweaking

This editorial column by Dusty Takle was previously published in a print edition of The GRIP. I have found myself the past few weeks correcting Jett and how he responds to me. “Remember who I am,” I’ve told him. “You are not allowed to talk to me like that,” I’ve told him. This has not […]

Local students earn high praise at 2018 Atlanta Junior Theater Festival

SUBMITTED ::: Students from Camelot Theatre Company earned praise and recognition at the 2018 Junior Theater Festival Atlanta, in January at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. The Junior Theater Festival Atlanta united 6,000+ students and educators from 130 educational musical theater groups representing 30 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Australia, New Zealand and […]

Griffin Choral Arts to present Handel’s Messiah

STAFF REPORT ::: Griffin Choral Arts (GCA) will present Handel’s “Messiah,” Parts 2 and 3 on 7:30 p.m. March 15. Sixty area artists will perform this work. Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” stands as a pillar of the choral-orchestral repertoire. GCA will present the second and third parts, which illuminate the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ, […]