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 […]

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 […]