Vehicle pursuit results in two arrests on numerous narcotics and weapons charges

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: An attempted traffic stop on Wednesday led to a vehicle pursuit and arrest of two people on numerous narcotics charges. Officers of the Griffin Police Department Special Investigation and CAGE units attempted to execute a traffic stop for an alleged seatbelt violation on the vehicle driven by 24-year-old Kentavius Davis in […]

Some COVID-19 vaccine passports prohibited by Georgia governor

STAFF REPORT ::: Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has issued an executive order prohibiting state agencies, state service providers and state properties from requiring COVID-19 vaccine passports. The prohibition also outlines that no vaccine passport may be required for entry into the state of Georgia. Additionally, state employers are not permitted to have different rules for […]

Two people arrested in connection with Griffin overdose deaths: GPD

STAFF REPORT ::: Two people have been arrested in connection with two overdose deaths in Griffin. Rodriguez Deshon Robinson, age 39, and Tasharia Rogers, age 24, are facing numerous charges associated with what the Griffin Police Department describes as “laced” drugs. GPD officers on Monday, May 17 responded to 732 Experiment St., where the bodies […]

Woman with multiple stab wounds rescued from Pike County attic

STAFF REPORT ::: A woman with multiple stab wounds was rescued Friday morning from the attic of a house under construction in Pike County. Pike County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call reporting an unknown person was inside the house located on Tanyard Road. The complainant had observed the person on a surveillance system. […]

PCSO: Young teen killed during alleged burglary was struck by falling vehicle

STAFF REPORT ::: Charges have been upgraded in the case of the 14-year-old boy who was killed while allegedly burglarizing a Pike County business with two other juveniles. According to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation has determined that the three juveniles entered Middle Georgia Water Systems, a commercial property located at 14777 Highway […]

Two Henry County men identified as murder victims found in burning truck; suspect in custody

STAFF REPORT ::: An arrest has been made in a case in which two bodies were discovered in a pickup truck engulfed in flames. The Spalding County Fire Department (SCFD) and Spalding County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) on Tuesday afternoon responded to the call on Jackson Road near the Butts County line.Upon arrival, first responders located […]

13-year-old boy killed and second person injured in overnight residential fire

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A 13-year-old Spalding County boy was killed, and a second person was injured overnight in a residential fire. The Spalding County Fire Department at 12:19 a.m. Wednesday responded to a call reporting a structure fire at 116 Woodcrest Drive. Upon arrival, SCFD officials reported heavy smoke and flames were visible from […]

Two bodies discovered Tuesday in burning vehicle on Jackson Road

STAFF REPORT ::: Law enforcement and fire personnel are on an active Jackson Road scene where two bodies were discovered inside a burning vehicle on Jackson Road. The Spalding County Fire Department extinguished the fire and investigators of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office and the SCFD are working the scene. The identities of the deceased […]

Three law enforcement officers shot in early morning incident; one suspect killed

STAFF REPORT ::: Three law enforcement officers and one suspect were shot in an officer involved shooting early today in Carroll County. The wounded suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident that involved personnel of the Georgia State Patrol. Officials say 28-year-old Pier Alexander Shelton and […]

Searches of Orchard Hill business and residence result in arrest in Wisconsin elder fraud case

STAFF REPORT ::: Simultaneous search warrants executed Tuesday at a local residence and business resulted in one arrest related to an alleged scam that targeted an elderly victim. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division and CAGE Unit arrested 23-year-old Kuldip Patel after searching the residence at 3110 Macon Road Apartment C and the […]

Pike County juvenile crushed by vehicle, killed during burglary: PCSO

STAFF REPORT ::: A 14-year-old boy was killed today when he was crushed by a vehicle in a Pike County business. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office responded at 4:16 Friday afternoon to 14777 Highway 19 in response to a report of a person trapped under a vehicle. Upon arrival, deputies located the 14-year-old boy with […]

GSCSS announces high school graduation schedules, prom cancellations

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin-Spalding County School System has announced the 2021 graduation schedule for Griffin and Spalding high schools and A.Z. Kelsey Academy. Also announced on Friday was the cancelation of proms for all Griffin-Spalding County high schools. The Griffin High School graduation ceremony will be conducted at 7 p.m. May 26 at Memorial […]

In-person school cancelled for Thursday due to potential severe weather forecast

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Due to the forecast of severe weather, the Griffin-Spalding County School System has cancelled in-person learning for Thursday, March 18. All after school activities are also cancelled. The day will instead be considered a “catch-up day” during which they are asked to use their Chromebooks to complete any outstanding assignments or […]

Two men in critical condition after shooting during basketball tournament

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two men were critically wounded by gunfire during a basketball tournament Sunday afternoon in Jackson. The incident occurred at approximately 4:35 p.m. at a gym owned by the Butts County School System. “It wasn’t at the high school, but it was on school property. It was at a basketball arena – […]

Kroger surveillance video disproves attempted kidnapping allegation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Surveillance footage recorded by Kroger indicates a man accused of attempting to abduct a young child instead rushed to her assistance. The incident was reported at 11:55 p.m. March 8 by Brianna Nicole Clay, who alleged a man had attempted to kidnap her daughter while grocery shopping in Kroger located at […]