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 […]

Prescription Drug Take Back Day Oct. 26

STAFF REPORTS::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office along with the Drug Enforcement Agency (D.E.A.) are sponsoring the annual Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 10 a.m. till 2 pm., at Wynn’s Pharmacy, 566 South 8th Street, Griffin, Georgia. This program allows citizens to properly dispose of prescription medication. Citizens with prescription […]

GSCS Elementary students “Step Up and Lead”

STAFF REPORTS ::: Eleven Griffin-Spalding County fourth and five grade students recently had the opportunity to attend the 5th Annual “Step Up and Lead Conference at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia. Elementary and middle school students from across the state had the opportunity to attend the 5th annual “Step Up and Lead” conference […]

Humbly Serving ‘Hand ups’

KAY BRUMBELOW ::: Features contributor Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” Faye Harmon can certainly testify to the truth in his statement. Faye was initially inspired to give by her son, Kevin Harmon. He was known for taking food to needy […]

Senior Center hosts Beach Party fundraising for Alzheimer’s Association

STAFF REPORTS ::: The Spalding Senior Center was the host site for a “Summer Beach Party” fundraising event sponsored by the Southern Crescent Alzheimer’s Association.  Hostess for the gala was Jo Ellis, Spalding County Alzheimer’s Association Chairperson.  The gala included a rock ‘n roll band playing “oldie goldies”, luau food items, and a DJ spinning […]

Youth Summit to be held Aug. 24

FROM STAFF REPORTS::: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Xi Beta Omega Chapter, PANEL Inc. and other community service partners will present a Youth Community Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the University of Georgia-Griffin Campus The summit is free and specifically targets male and female youth in middle and high […]