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 […]

Griffin team takes third in statewide “Bike to Work” Challenge

ALEXANDER CAIN ::: This year several Griffin residents chose to ignore the gas tank and instead use pedal power to arrive at work as part of the 2013 Bike to Work Challenge held in October. A five-person team competed in the challenge, which was sponsored by the Georgia Department of Transportation, The Clean Air Campaign, […]

Cronic to host 2013 Women’s Business Expo Nov. 19

SUBMITTED ::: The Cronic Automotive Group is again hosting the Women’s Business Expo on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cronic Nissan showroom. The event, co-sponsored with the local chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), will focus on local firms that are owned or operated by women, according to Wanda Cronic […]

Empowering Griffin’s young women with ‘Girls T.A.L.K.’

KAY BRUMBELOW ::: Dawn Tyus, a local certified personal coach, began the quest to launch a girls empowerment program after working with a group of young ladies who were struggling with understanding their position in life and feeling unworthy to succeed during the summer of 2012. Seeing the need for improving the confidence and self […]

Spalding Regional Hospital ER now accepts appointments

Spalding Regional Hospital (SRH) re-opened its grandly renovated emergency room this past January, and in August added ER Express services, allowing patients to schedule appointments online for emergency room visits. Through ER Express, patients with non-life threatening illnesses can reserve a time online to be treated at the Emergency Room. Patients can go to to use […]

Wine Tasting at Bank Street Cafe Nov. 3

SUBMITTED :::   A single winery portfolio tasting of all ten McManis Family Vineyards’s red and white wines takes place from 3-6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Bank Street Café at 126 South Hill Street, sponsored by  the Griffin Wine Society. Chris Chotas, President of long-time Atlanta brokerage company, George Chotas &  Associates, McManis’ […]

Coco’s Cupboard: Pike County animal activists

SUBMITTED ::: Coco’s Cupboard is currently Pike County’s go-to humane society.  We are committed to three goals:  spay/neuter dogs and cats in order to reduce the number of stray animals roaming the streets; provide pet food and supplies for families in need; and rescue a limited number of animals. As a registered 501C3 and licensed […]

Public to Honor Veterans at Candler Field Museum

STAFF REPORTS ::: Candler Field Museum has announced the 7th Annual Honor Our Veterans Day will be held on Saturday, November 9th at the Williamson GA Airport on Hwy 362. Veterans and their families will be honored at the all-day free event with patriotic music, great food, honor guards, and flybys of antique military aircraft […]

Adoptable Pet of the Week::: Roxy

Say hello to Roxy. She is one smart little girl. She has learned in a matter of days to use a doggy door. She is a beautiful girl with a pretty coat. I believe she is shepherd mixed with some sort of spaniel. She is about 8 months old right now and is current on […]

Downtown Griffin is where to be for Halloween

JESSICA GREGORY ::: Each year, thousands of families bring their young ghouls, superheros and princesses to  ‘haunt’ downtown Griffin and go trick-or-treating at the many businesses that give out candy and coupons. Event organizer Kenda Woodard, Griffin Main Street Director, expects participation to be just as high this year, if not higher due to additional […]

Community not ready to see Piggly Wiggly close

ALEXANDER CAIN ::: The Griffin Piggly Wiggly store may be closing its doors, but the memories and the appreciation of what the business meant to the community will remain. That’s the opinion of store manager James Jenkins, who has been working in the grocery store industry for more than 40 years. Jenkins has been working […]