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Allegation of inappropriate coach, student relationship under investigation

Pike county law enforcement agencies and the Pike County School System are investigating allegations of an inappropriate relationship between an athletic coach and student. The GRIP thanks The Pike County Times for its coverage of this incident, and will continue to link to updates as they become available.  

Griffin-Spalding teacher arrested on multiple sex charges

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A teacher with the Griffin-Spalding County School System has been arrested on a variety of sex-related charges. According to a press release issued by the Griffin Police Department, the GPD, in conjunction with the Griffin-Spalding County School System, received information alleging inappropriate actions by a teacher with students. Brandy L. Nickels, age […]

Sheriff: Man arrested on multiple counts of aggravated assault

STAFF REPORT ::: A Stockbridge man has been arrested by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on multiple charges of aggravated assault and other crimes in connection with a Wednesday night incident in Northside Hill Apartments. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, Sgt. Josh Pitts, of the Special Operations Unit, was on […]

SCSO arrests two men on burglary charge

STAFF REPORT ::: Two Griffin men were arrested Tuesday in connection to an alleged theft at the former Dundee Mill near Sixth Street. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, Sgt. Chadwick and Cpl. Bowlden, of the SCSO Warrant Division, were on patrol in the vicinity of the former Dundee property near Sixth Street when they observed […]

Murder suspect apprehended by SCSO

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Friday night apprehended a murder suspect being sought in connection to a 2016 homicide. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, personnel of the Special Operations Unit and Warrant Division were on patrol in the area of 615 Northside Drive at approximately 8 […]

City, county officials support five year, one cent TSPLOST

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: City of Griffin and Spalding County officials are working to move forward with a 2017 TSPLOST referendum. According to representatives of both city and county government, it is needed to address longstanding and urgent transportation needs. “There’s not enough money for transportation. We put transportation in the current SPLOST, but it’s […]

Sheriff’s Office conducting death investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting a death investigation in the 3000 block of High Falls Road. It has been determined to be a non-criminal death. Officials say there is no danger to public safety. Please exercise is caution around first responders on scene.  

Man shot early Saturday during Griffin motorcycle club music event

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting at occurred early Saturday at the Wristbreakers Motorcycle Club in north Griffin. According to a press release issued by the SCSO, deputies responded to the MC clubhouse located at 4269 North Expressway at approximately 1:55 a.m. Sheriff Darrell Dix stated deputies were responding […]

Rabid raccoon confirmed in Spalding County

SUBMITTED ::: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed a raccoon in Spalding County tested positive for rabies. Spalding County Environmental Health Manager Kelly Wilson said the raccoon tested positive for rabies after fighting a dog in the Maple Drive area. Health officials are urging people to stay away from wild or stray animals […]

GSCSS Board approves new executive directors

SUBMITTED ::: The Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education named four new executive directors at its May 2 meeting. Dr. Norman Sauce, Dr. Donald Warren, Sara Jones and Anthony Aikens will join GSCS as executive directors. Dr. Kiawana Kennedy, current assistant superintendent, was named deputy superintendent at the same meeting. These appointments are based on the recommendations […]

SCSO arrests two on gang, drug charges

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two individuals in association with alleged narcotics and gang-related activities. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the arrests were made by agents of the Special Operations Unit. On April 29, agents were en route to 642 Melrose Avenue to execute an arrest […]

Chantell Mixon to serve three years in connection with GPD Officer Kevin Jordan’s murder

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Despicable – that is the description Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Ben Coker ascribes to the actions of Chantell Mixon, who stood accused in the May 2014 murder of Griffin Police Department Officer Kevin Jordan and today plead guilty in Spalding County Superior Court. Mixon on Monday appeared before Superior Court […]

Man charged with murder in Monday domestic related shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Johnny Johnson Jr., age 53, has been formally charged in connection with the Monday night shooting death of 57-year-old Joanne Redding. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Monday responded to a 508 Terry Drive residence where Redding was located. WellStar Spalding Regional Emergency Medical Services responded, but Redding was pronounced deceased […]

FBI executes search warrant in county

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Federal Bureau of Investigation, with the assistance of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, on Tuesday morning executed a search warrant at a North 9th Street residence. According to Sheriff Darrell Dix, little information is available at this time. “All I can tell you right now is it was us assisting […]