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 […]

Bears celebrate State AAAA Championship after 15-0 season

ALEXANDER CAIN ::: There were cheers loud enough to shake the stands at the Georgia Dome December 14 after the Griffin High School Bears defeated the Carrolton Trojans 56-35 to win the AAAA State Championship. In less than three hours, the win, which gave Griffin its first state title since 1978 when the Bears shared […]

UGA studies revitalization of Fairmont community

STAFF REPORTS ::: Students from UGA’s College of Environment and Design have been addressing issues of affordable housing in Georgia this semester. One of their targeted projects is the Fairmont Neighborhood and Historic Rosenwald School in Griffin. Over the weekend of October 25-27, 2013, they and their professors spent three days in the neighborhood talking […]

Orrs students purchase “Trees for Troops”

Orrs Elementary students are visiting Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm this morning to pick out Christmas trees to send to U.S. Troops stationed around the world.   Each class raised money to purchase “Trees for Troops,” a program of the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation that provides farm-grown Christmas Trees to armed forces members and their families in […]

Oak Hill prepares for “It’s Christmas” program

SUBMITTED:::  Oak Hill Baptist Church is bursting with excitement as they prepare for “ITS CHRISTMAS” at Oak Hill.  This Broadway style musical presentation is filled with costume and dance and is sure to entertain people of all ages. “IT’S CHRISTMAS” begins with classic Christmas songs you have heard since childhood and ends with songs about […]

Zebulon family fundraising to adopt two Ukrainian teens

JESSICA GREGORY ::: Amanda Hollar-Bash and Chris Bash of Zebulon are in the process of adopting two-last chance teen orphan girls from Ukraine.  Chris and Amanda have been married since 2009, and adopted their youngest child, Ian, from Vladivostok, Russia last year. They met Maria and Valeria through a hosting program called Project 143, an organization […]