Jeffery Hammond named SHS Jags head football coach

STAFF REPORT ::: Jeffery Hammond has been selected as the head football coach for the Spalding High School Jaguars. The Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education voted 4-0 to approve the recommendation of Jeffery Hammond as head football coach of Spalding High School during a special called meeting Feb. 21. Board Member Barbara Jo Cook was […]

Griffin man arrested for discharging firearm during search for suspects

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Griffin man was arrested Feb. 17, when he allegedly fired a weapon during a law enforcement search for suspects in a string of entering auto incidents. Alvin Lee Guild III, age 28, of 735 Bieze St, faces one count each of discharge of firearms on or near public highway and […]

GHS Bears head football coach out, effective immediately

STAFF REPORT ::: Antonio Andrews is no longer the head coach of the Griffin High School Bears football team. He will continue to serve as the team’s weight trainer and teacher. According to a press release issued by the Griffin-Spalding County School System, Andrews tenure as head coach is over, effective immediately. “We truly appreciate […]

GPD arrests four suspects in entering auto cases

STAFF REPORT ::: Several arrests have been made by the Griffin Police Department in connection to entering auto cases. According to a press release issued Monday, the first arrest was made Feb. 16, when officers of the Uniform Patrol Division responded to subjects breaking into vehicles in neighborhoods from Tupelo Drive to Forrest St. Officers […]

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Three T-Mobile armed robbery defendants convicted; sentences range from 20 years to life

STAFF REPORT ::: Three perpetrators of a July 2018 armed robbery of the Griffin T-Mobile store have been sentenced to prison sentences ranging from 20 years to life in prison. According to a press release issued by the Spalding County District Attorney’s Office, the case of State of Georgia v. Dexter Lamar Boyd and Victor […]

SCSO assists feds in large scale narcotics investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations/Narcotics Division was an assisting agency involved in an investigation of the Drug Enforcement Agency Atlanta Carolinas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program that resulted in the seizure of a large quantity of illegal narcotics and numerous arrests. According to a press release issued by […]

GPD narcotics investigation nets three arrests, seizure of drugs and weapon

STAFF REPORT ::: An investigation of the Griffin Police Department Special Investigation Unit (SIU) and Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement Unit (CAGE) resulted in the arrest of seizure of illegal narcotics, one firearm and the arrest of three individuals. According to a press release, the investigation focused on two apartments located at 311 E. Tinsley […]

Two suspects sought in Tuesday’s Family Dollar armed robbery

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Tuesday armed robbery of the Family Dollar store located in the area of N. Hill Street and McIntosh Road. Officials say two suspects remain at large. “They were last seen leaving on foot. Initially, we thought there might have been a vehicle involved, […]

SCSO: No outstanding suspects being sought in Monday stabbing

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation continues to investigate the Monday morning aggravated assault that left two men wounded, but some information has been made available. Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, whose personnel initially responded to the High Falls Road scene, soon after requested the GBI conduct this investigation. “Because Sheriff Dix […]

BoE member, second man wounded in Monday morning stabbing

STAFF REPORT ::: Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education member Syntel Brown was seriously wounded in a stabbing Monday morning. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the incident occurred at a High Falls Road residence. Deputies responded at approximately 9:07 a.m. to a call of an aggravated assault at that location. Upon […]

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GPD seeking suspect in Thursday morning armed robbery

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department is searching for a suspect in a Thursday morning armed robbery of the Dollar General located at 1019 Memorial Drive. According to a press release, officers of the GPD Uniform Patrol Division were dispatched to that location just after 11:30 a.m. Employees reported the suspect used a handgun […]

Pike County S.O.: Stolen vehicle report leads to four arrests

STAFF REPORT ::: A report of a stolen vehicle has led to four arrests in Pike County. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Jimmy Thomas, the report of a stolen car on Vaughn Lane in Williamson resulted in the arrest of Austin Brazel, age 20, Rodney Miller, age 19, Tristian Montfort, age 21 […]

Griffin Fire-Rescue Toy Drive underway

STAFF REPORT ::: It’s that time of year again. The Griffin Firefighter Annual Toy Round-up has gotten off to a great start. Fire fighters are busy collecting toys through Dec. 16, at the three city fire stations: Station 1 at 310 N. Hill St. Station 2 (Headquarters) at 1420 Ellis Road Station 3 at 101 Crescent Way […]