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 hope the list will continue to bring preservation solutions to Georgia’s imperiled historic resources by highlighting […]

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 local Clear the Shelter event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17 […]

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 first person I called was my mother […]

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 military honors in Griffin’s Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery. Hundreds of people attended to pay […]

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 Sonny Foster, his staff and Georgia State Patrol Trooper Logan Pryor […]

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 been diagnosed with an aggressive inoperable cancerous abdominal mass that has limited […]

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 comforting to know when you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner that others in your community […]

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 statements such as these, and […]

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 opportunity to learn more about the Reeves family and their long-term ministry goals. It […]

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 family who needed a home, but found themselves in need of […]

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 pink, cheer loudly and give a donation at the concession stand! Participate […]

Home Grown Gardening Series

Spalding County Extension presents the Home Grown Gardening Series which offers principles and practices for better garden results. Classes are taught by Spalding County Agent Wade Hutcheson and include: Gardening 101 discusses the basic requirements to get a new or old vegetable garden growing.  Common cultural practices and terms defined and demystified. March 20 or […]

Pod 35 Dolcetto of Sun City Peachtree issues a challenge

SUBMITTED BY BETSY HARRIS :::  Gwen and Tony Martin of Pod 35 Dolcetto in Sun City Peachtree are so passionate about literacy that they and their neighbors donated enough funds to provide books for two dozen children through the Spalding County Ferst Foundation. Now they are challenging the other pods in Sun City Peachtree to […]

Success for GHS Culinary Arts

SUBMITTED ::: Griffin High School was represented well at the FCCLA Fall Competition at the Georgia National Fair. The GHS Culinary Academic Team placed second in the state in the FCCLA Culinary Knowledge Bowl. This was the second year competing together for senior team members Katy Kelly, Justin Serna, Xena Dinkins and Elijah Barksdale. The […]

Local non-profit organizations need your help

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to become more involved with the community or to give back more often, here are a few local organizations that could use your help. The Caring House Women’s Resource Center: Mission: Created 28 years ago to serve local women who are in an unplanned and/or unwanted (crisis) pregnancy. Greatest […]